Training is key to correct fire extinguisher usage

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Fire extinguishers can be an effective tool, but only when you select the correct type for your needs; install them in the most effective locations; and learn the proper way to use them. This three-part series covers the basics of fire extinguishers. Part 3 of 3 – Once activated, a fire extinguisher typically provides less than 30 seconds of use. That’s why proper training and application are critical to ensuring effectiveness.


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Correctly place fire extinguishers for optimum use

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Fire extinguishers can be an effective tool, but only when you select the correct type for your needs; install them in the most effective locations; and learn the proper way to use them. This three-part series covers the basics of fire extinguishers. Part 2 of 3 – Fire extinguishers are a critical component of your building’s overall fire protection system. With properly trained personnel and correctly placed and maintained extinguishers, these devices can suppress a fire in the early stages.


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Select the correct fire extinguisher for your needs

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Fire extinguishers can be an effective tool, but only when you select the correct type for your needs; install them in the most effective locations; and learn the proper way to use them. This three-part series covers the basics of fire extinguishers. Part 1 of 3 – A portable fire extinguisher is an effective first line of defense in controlling small fires within your home or business. For maximum effectiveness, choose the correct extinguisher for your needs.


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Life insurance: Finding the perfect fit

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Each life insurance applicant has unique circumstances that require different solutions. The life and disability insurance needs for a 25‑year-old single professional differs from those of a 35-year-old professional with a young family. Before purchasing life insurance, you will want to consider cost, coverage, duration and health exams to find the perfect fit.


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Flue season: Have your fireplace and chimney inspected

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Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home fire deaths after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireplaces, chimneys and flues account for a significant number of home heating fires. Homeowners with a wood-burning fireplace or solid fuel stove or insert can protect your property and your family by having a qualified professional inspect and clean your chimney at least annually to prevent a buildup of creosote.


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