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The Land of Never-Ending Heatwaves | Corona, CA

It feels like summer will never end, doesn’t it? And as the days tick by, it feels like the earth is getting drier and drier, just waiting for a spark to ignite it. Like a baby gender reveal – send an email if it’s that important for you to share, folks. Yes, living in California is a scary time during days like these. But this doesn’t mean we need to be unprepared. Because these wildfires are commonly started by human error, they can quickly ignite and burn through tinder, spreading to nearby homes as well.

If you live in or near a fire-prone area, there are various ways that you can help reduce the chance for severe damage to your home and property by keeping wildfire safety in mind and selecting materials that can help contain a fire rather than fuel it.

When designing your home, use fire-resistant or noncombustible materials on the roof and exterior structure of the dwelling. Make sure to treat any materials with fire-retardant chemicals evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory. Plant fire-resistant shrubs and trees and avoid more flammable pine, evergreen, eucalyptus or fir trees.

When safety is concerned, regularly clean your roof and gutters to remove any debris, install a smoke detector on every floor in your home and ensure that you have at least a 100-foot radius of cleared vegetation around your home.

If evacuation is necessary, follow the instructions of local officials, shut all windows and doors and bring your disaster preparedness kit. The main thing to focus on is ensuring that you and your family are safe and sound if a wildfire does happen close to you.

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

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Why Your Home Needs a Fire Extinguisher | Corona, CA

The importance of fire extinguishers in the home is underrated and undervalued. True, most commercial and industrial buildings are often required to have a certain number of fire extinguishers in its vicinities. However, as far as houses go, fire extinguishers are virtually non-existent. And this is not good news, especially when it comes to your family’s safety.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, the United States fire departments responded to as many as 1,451,500 fires. Yes, more than a million in a year. These fires also resulted in the deaths of more than 3,000 civilians, with more than 16,000 injured and an estimated damage of more than 15 million dollars.

It’s hard to say just how effective fire extinguishers are based on numbers alone. Even if there are statistics, they’re not always reliable, as not all fires are reported and counted. In fact, a lot of fires aren’t included in many statistical counts, but one could say that the reason for that is not incompetence. Rather, the reason could be that the fires were eliminated before they were even reported to the authorities.

Fact is, the only time you’d probably think of a fire extinguisher is when you need them in an actual fire emergency. Even worse is that the only time you’d heard about them is when they’re nowhere to be found. Keep yourself, your family and your house safe by staying prepared and keeping a functioning fire extinguisher inside your home at all times.

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

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Local Fires Raise Cause for Concern | Corona, CA

The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: April 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm | UPDATED: April 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Two Lake Elsinore men were arrested late Friday, April 28, in connection with a series of fires that were set in the Corona area, police officials said.

A total of three fires popped up Friday evening: One on the east end of the Corona Municipal Airport and two more on the north and south ends of the 71 freeway, according to police and fire officials.

The fire at the airport was reported first at about 11:19 p.m., according to a Corona police news release. Witnesses told police and firefighters that they saw a vehicle possibly shooting fireworks into the vacant field.

The fire was about 7 acres when firefighters arrived, but grew to about 20 acres before it was contained, said Corona Fire Department spokesman John DeYoe. He said no structures were damaged and no firefighters were injured.

The Riverside Police Department helicopter, Air 1, reported seeing the vegetation fires in the area of the 71. The helicopter flew in closer and saw what looked like aerial flares being fired from a moving vehicle.

Corona police officers later spotted a matching vehicle in the area of East 6th Street and Rimpau Avenue in Corona and stopped it. A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man — who were not immediately identified — were found inside along with a flare gun and flares, according to the news release.

Both men were booked into jail with bail set at $10,000, according to officials.

Shortly after midnight Saturday, the fires along the 71 had both been put out, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log. Fires like these are  a trend during these warmer months. Protect yourself.

If you would like to learn more about fire protection, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information.

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Holiday Safety Tips | Corona, CA

Rooftop on fireNow that the holidays are in full swing, it’s important to keep safety in mind. With fireplaces, heating systems and holiday décor cozying up your homes, there are lots of ways that fires can spark if we aren’t careful. In order to have a safe, happy holiday season for you and yours, follow these fire safety tips:

Make sure all of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are tested and running properly. It is also important to have an escape plan in place, just in case something happens and you need to exit quickly. If you have guests or family staying with you, let them know the correct route to take to make sure they escape safely.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 230 home fires that start with Christmas trees each year. So if you decide you would like to have a live tree in your home, make sure you get the freshest of trees and water them daily so that it doesn’t dry out before the holidays are over. If you are going with an artificial tree, make sure there is a fire-resistant label.

When it comes to holiday décor, make sure to check all electrical light strands and decorations for any frays or cord damage that may have happened over the year. When connecting light strands together, never connect more than three at a time and avoid overloading the outlets. If you have small children in the home, consider using tamper-resistant outlets/receptacles to prevent the little ones from sticking random objects into them. When it comes to extension cords, make sure you keep them out of heavily trafficked areas to avoid trips and falls. Instead, stash them along walls and out of doorways.

As you plug in your heaters and spark your fireplaces, ensure that anything that can catch fire is at least three feet away. This includes your tree, garland, gifts, even your everyday things, like curtains. If you are lighting candles, snuff them out before you leave the room or head off to bed. In fact, turn off any sort of added holiday lighting before you leave the house or fall asleep.

The holidays are a time of love, blessings, and good tidings. If you take the proper precautions, you won’t have to worry about something endangering this from becoming a season of memories you and your family will have for years to come.

Fire protection is very serious, so be sure to take every step you can to protect yourself and your property, especially during the holidays. If you would like to learn more about fire prevention and protection, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information.

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