Fire is often seen as the enemy. With fires currently raging throughout Alaska and Canada and threatening California, it’s not hard to think negatively about fire. Destruction and fire are synonymous – usually.
But let’s put a different spin on fire for this article and adjust our thoughts to incorporate the ideas of fun, comfort and sociability. Using fire safety systems, especially in industrial applications like mining, travelling crane service and manufacturing, fire can be harnessed for a great deal of good. This article will address some of the positive aspects that fire brings into our lives and look at some of the common and ingenious uses of fire that we’ve discovered over time.
Who needs fire protective clothing other than the obvious firefighter? There are many occupations that require safety gear to keep the danger of fire out of the equation. While some industries like your local cleaning service or caterer can get away with normal clothing on the job, welders, race car drivers, utility field workers, combat personnel and other high risk industries require fire resistant outerwear for protection.
There are a myriad of inventors who devote their lives to finding better solutions to solving potentially hazardess problems.
Within Fire-Systems we are always on point when learning about any new life saving devices. One of the ways we do this is by following products introduced through inventor competitions. The winners get to work with Electricians, Plumbers and other inventors along with fire safety regulators to design and install a variety of fire detection and prevention equipment in community buildings across the country.
Forest fires have not been in the news much this summer in the US, at least not in the lower 48. It’s still early in the year, and it’s been a very wet Spring for a lot of the country, but it doesn’t take long for things to dry out and become tinder.
The exception is Alaska. They’ve had a dry spring and their forest lands were poised to ignite as summer arrived. With news channels focused on the debris towed away by the catastrophes of tornadoes in the middle of the country, we at Fire-Systems have taken great notice of the massive loss resulting from forest fires reigning in Alaska.