A day in the life of a fire investigator.

Archived image of interior of fire damaged vehicle In today's post, I have decided to give you a look into a day in the life of a fire investigator. The purpose is to either answer any questions that you may have or to ignite a passion for such a career, pun intended!. But first, fire … Continue reading A day in the life of a fire investigator.

What do you do after a house fire?

Image from http://www.thegeeklife.com Experiencing a house fire is a frightening and traumatic experience for the whole family. At Strange Strange & Gardner, we know first-hand how hard this time can be. Therefore, we have created a step by step plan to help you take the first steps towards recovery. Finding a place to stay. Contact … Continue reading What do you do after a house fire?

Are you ready to return to the office after COVID-19?

Image from https://app.vastclicks.com//BmgJ After several months of working from home, some staff may be edging back into office life. Without a vaccine in the pipeline, it is essential to know that we will not be going back to normal conditions for several months yet. The following steps should be considered before the impending return. Re-organise … Continue reading Are you ready to return to the office after COVID-19?

Fires in the home – Electrical consumer units

  According to Electrical Safety First (Electrical Safety Experts), in the UK alone, there are approximately 19,300 accidental fires a year where electricity has been determined as the potential cause1. It is my experience that many electrical fires occur in and around domestic consumer units (‘fuse boxes’). The majority of fires in consumer units occur … Continue reading Fires in the home – Electrical consumer units

Fire Risk: Magnification of light

No doubt, one of the most petrifying things we can encounter is fire in the home. Having our family put in harms way can keep us up at night. This blog series give its readers an understanding of fire hazards that are encountered in the home, some that people may be aware of, while others … Continue reading Fire Risk: Magnification of light

Electronic charging devices: The fire risk

Image from http://www.electriciancourses4u.co.uk Mobile electronic devices such as phones and laptops, have become the norm in today’s modern living. The ability to enclose sophisticated technology in small portable devices enhances our lives tenfold. We have become accustomed to these devices, carrying them around without much concern. The first thing we do in the morning is … Continue reading Electronic charging devices: The fire risk

Cooking appliance fires: Hazards and prevention.

Image from http://www.streetwisereports.com Following on with the theme of common residential fire hazards, fires caused by cooking appliances have an important place on this fire prevention blog series. It is widely known that cookers cause more damage and fatalities than any other home appliance. Taking the appropriate safety measures when using oven and hobs can … Continue reading Cooking appliance fires: Hazards and prevention.

Portable heaters: The fire risk

Image from http://www.criticalshots.com The use of portable radiators to heat the home is a universal practice. These heaters are loaded with oil and have heating elements that gently warm and circulate the oil through the radiator chamber. While they can pump out an incredible amount of heat, some consideration and care are needed around these … Continue reading Portable heaters: The fire risk

Fire cause: Electrical fault or rodent activity

Image found on: https://app.vastclicks.com//5KNq It may be a bit strange, writing about rodents on a fire blog, but the two come hand in hand quite often. It may be alarming to know, but it has been estimated that half of unknown origin fires may be electrical fires due to rodent activity. So yes, not only … Continue reading Fire cause: Electrical fault or rodent activity

Tumble dryer fires: The potential ticking time bomb in your home

Image from https://app.vastclicks.com//oz39 We are all aware of the fire risks caused by cooking, smoking or the use of candles in the home. Many consumers are not aware of the fire risk which can be caused by household appliances. Tumble dryers are heat-producing appliances, which can cause fire for several reasons, just two being manufacturer … Continue reading Tumble dryer fires: The potential ticking time bomb in your home