Fire safety organizations traditionally conduct fire prevention awareness campaigns in October, coinciding with the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Though its origin is disputed, the deadly fire burned from October 8 to 10 that year, killing about 300 people, destroying more than 3 square miles of the city and leaving 100,000 people homeless.
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. Maintaining a chimney through an annual inspection and cleaning is critical, especially as winter approaches and temperatures drop.
They looked just like any other circuit breakers: a set of electrical devices mounted in a steel box. But inside, invisible to the human eye, was a hidden danger. The breakers were smoldering at 159.7 degrees. Thermography made the danger visible.
More than 2 million people – about half of them under age 6 – swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance each year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Be prepared in case of an accidental poisoning.
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The February edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He discusses how having a sexual misconduct awareness and prevention policy can protect a fitness club’s staff and clients.