National Safety Month: Week Four, Fire Watch

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

Fire safety has been a hot topic over the last several months as temperatures have been rising around the country and areas have been devastated by the aftermath. Wildfires have swept through the west coast and other areas of the nation. According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, from June 1 to September 11, 2015, there were approximately 1,571,218 acres affected by wildfire in the Pacific Northwest. 576,901 acres in Oregon were affected and 994,317 acres in Washington. Wildfires prove to be very costly and can move very quickly. Even though wildfires occur most often in the summer, fire prevention inside and out should be a year round priority. Routine fire inspections are imperative to keep your monitoring system properly working and to prevent serious loss. Inspections should occur annually, quarterly or monthly depending on the system. Fire inspections by a member of our team include:  *An assessment of the communication to and from the fire alarm control panel … Read More