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It’s Grilling Time. Do It Safely. | Corona, CA

The sun is blazing. You invite over a few of your closest, crack open some brews and spark up the grill. It’s the perfect time of year for charred meat – not charred guests. To ensure a good time will be had by all, it’s important to know a few grilling tips. Because 9000 fires, on average, involve grilling. So, let’s take a look at a few ways your grill may become something more dangerous:

Clean your grill. What is better than a greasy burger? When you use a gas grill, it is important that you make sure to clean your grill on a regular basis. Not only do those delicious juices drip down your chin, but they also drip down into the grease trap, creating a secondary fuel source. In addition, there are insects and spiders love to make grills their homes. If not cleaned, it is possible to create a grease fire or a flashback fire from the webs and insect nests.

Clear the area. For some, having flammable things nearby can accidentally get ignited by wild embers from the grill. In order to limit these accidents, make sure shrubs, awnings and other property that can become damaged from an accidental BBQ fire. Well-ventilated areas are ideal for a successful event.

Pay attention. This may be a no-brainer but keeping an eye on your grill at all times will not only turn your grilling into a delicious meal, but there are lots of factors that can cause an accident to occur. Tiny humans, furry friends and even an unruly guest can cause some issues to transpire. Make sure someone has eyes on the grill until it is no longer needed.

For more information about the Sheep fire, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

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Is Your Office Fire Safe? | Corona, CA

Since the pandemic, many of us office workers have found themselves working from home, while others have returned to the office and their day-to-day back to normal. Because we are returning to a workplace for the majority of our days, it is important that it is safe from fire hazards. Not only to protect yourselves, but all the property housed within your workplace. Here are some simple tips to keeping your workdays safe:

Eliminate fire hazards. While we are slowly converting to an electronic office, there is still loads of paper products around. Ensure trash is emptied frequently to prevent buildup. Electronics can also lead to accidental fires. Do not use equipment that delivers a mild electrical shock, gives off unusual heat or smells odd. Use tools and equipment correctly and keep everything well maintained in order to prevent accidental fires. Keep your outlets safe from overload and electrical cords hidden so as not to become a tripping hazard.

Emergency preparation. It is important to know who to call if something happens within the office, like a building manager or security office. Make sure to have the numbers posted in various areas, so anyone can find them. If a fire or emergency arises, report it as soon as it happens to receive proper attention.

Evacuation procedure. Every building should have a fire exit in place. Make sure all employees know where to go in case evacuation is necessary.

General workplace fire safety. If you don’t work in an office environment, it’s still important to maintain your workspace. Make sure all walkways are kept clear, sweep up scraps of paper, debris and dust as soon as possible. Do not use electrical equipment when flammable gases, vapors, liquids, dust, or fibers are present. 

For more information about fire safety in the workplace, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression proudly serves Corona, CA and all surrounding areas.