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‚Äôs 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

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

Carelessly Discarded Cigarettes; A significant risk factor for fire deaths

As a firefighter in a previous life, and a fire investigator at present, I have witnessed the destruction of fire, from extinguishing to investigating it. A major factor contributing to death in house fires is smoke inhalation. Cigarettes are a common cause of fires in your home, and with that, brings a high risk of … Continue reading Carelessly Discarded Cigarettes; A significant risk factor for fire deaths