While a wide number of circumstances can cause fires and forest fires, humans are the largest contributing factor to these phenomena. In fact, every year, there are over 75,000 wildfires reported in the US alone. These fires burn millions of acres a year, over 7 million in fact. Fires also destroy roughly 2,500 buildings every year. 9 out of ten of these property destroying and sometimes deadly fires are caused by human error, which makes fire safety and fire prevention of the utmost importance. Dry brush and lightning strikes account for only 10% of all forest fires and wildfires. Here is what you need to know to improve your fire safety practice.
Campfires Can Cause Big Problems
Campfires that have been improperly doused or put in an unsafe spot are one of the leading causes of fires. In order to maintain fire safety, make sure the area you are in is fire safe before getting started. Do not make a fire larger than 3 feet and only burn firewood. It is key to fire prevention to have the proper equipment ready to stop a fire should it start to get out of control. Have a shovel and water ready and make sure a fire is completely extinguished before you leave.
Inappropriately used fireworks by people who do not have the right skill level cause forest fires and wildfires every year. Make sure you are using legal fireworks in a legal place. It is illegal to use fireworks in forests, for example. Make sure there are no nearby fire hazards before lighting fireworks, or you may regret it. Keep them out of the reach of your children for not only fire safety and fire prevention, but for the sake of your kids.
We Are Prepared to Meet All of Your Fire Safety And Fire Prevention Needs
Biles Fire Protection can help with all of your residential or commercial fire safety needs. We have the equipment and expertise to install wet sprinkler systems or dry sprinkler systems at affordable prices. We are well known for our top-notch customer service, quick response times, and reliable support and maintenance. To get a quote for your sprinkler system, fill out our online request form. For more information and to chat about how we can help meet your fire safety needs, visit us online or give us a call at (443) 701-8330. To get more fire safety tips and information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, and Pinterest.