As we enter the warmer months, the Denver Fire Department wants to warn the public about fire safety. Now that bbq and firecracker season is upon us, it’s even more vital to check your fire protection system and ensure everything is properly working.
Denver is seeing record high temperatures this summer, which is another concern to the Fire Department. Anything over 80 degrees wires caution for firefighters because higher temperatures provide an optimal environment for fires to start and spread. Not to mention, it’s been extremely dry this summer.
Because of the dry conditions in Denver, firefighters ask the public to remain extra cautious when it comes to fire safety. There have already been multiple house fires this month and firefighters say the heat and unusual dryness is to blame.
Top Fire Prevention Tips for Denver’s Hot & Dry Months
Below are the top fire prevention tips that will help you keep your building safe this summer.
Keep Your Building Well Maintained
If your building is surrounded by grass, you’ll want to make sure it’s well maintained. It’s important to keep the area clean and ensure the landscape is mowed, raked, and clear of any debris.
Install Ashtrays or Enforce “No Smoking” Regulations
Careless smoking can play a significant role in building, structure, and house fires. That’s why it’s so important to enforce “No Smoking” rules or install a few ashtrays. Ashtrays will help make sure smokers have a place where they can fully extinguish and dispose of their cigarette.
Have a Fire Extinguisher Nearby
Make sure there’s a fire extinguisher present on every floor of your building. It’s best to keep them in an accessible location. It’s also smart to keep them near the kitchen or where fires occur more often. There should also be other fire suppression tools close by, such as buckets, easy to access water, etc.
Practice Fire Safety
Fire drills and fire safety should be a huge part of your workplace. Make sure everyone knows how to properly use a fire extinguisher, know where it’s located, and understand how to react if a fire occurs. It’s also beneficial to invest in luminescent exit signs and have an evacuation plan so people know where to go if a fire occurs.
Check Your Fire Protection Devices
One of the most important fire prevention tips is to have your fire protection devices checked. It’s important to have your smoke detectors and fire alarms checked on a regular basis, especially as we enter the high and dry season. Without fully functional fire protection devices, a fire could spread more easily and cause more damage.
Contact Frontier Fire
Frontier Fire will ensure your building is up to code and protected this summer. Our main headquarters office is conveniently located in the Denver area, but we also serve areas throughout the state of Colorado and in Salt Lake City, Utah.
When you’re in need of the best fire protection in Denver, give us a call at 303-629-0221.