Best In Class Dockside Service: for Marine Fire Safety & Prevention

Fire Ranger Is the industry leader in North America, the Caribbean and Central America providing high quality, dockside service to yacht owners and brokers looking for fire safety and prevention solutions, and inspections. FIRE RANGER MARINE DOCKSIDE SERVICE Simple. Convenient. Dependable. You call and we come. Yacht owners understand the importance of fire safety and prevention and value timely service. This is what has made Fire Ranger #1 for Service Excellence in the Marine Industry since 1989. Over the years, Fire Ranger has developed a complete line of services and products for the marine industry to meet all their fire
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Fire Safety at Sea: Prevention is the BEST Strategy to Protect Your Vessel & Save Lives

There are 3 primary causes of disasters at sea. Sinking, Collisions and Fire. Fire is the most feared and the most preventable. Did you know that the leading cause of fire on marine vessels is related to electrical and equipment failure and that most fires begin in the engine room? If the correct fire suppression system is not in place, a fire can easily and quickly destroy a vessel’s control system and disable the vessel in seconds. Given the grave danger of fire on vessels, it is critically important to insure the following: 1) Regular and thorough maintenance checks –
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Life Safety On Water: What Do Experienced Yacht Captains Say Is The #1 Concern?

It might surprise you to learn that hurricanes and storms are not the highest concern on a yacht captain/owner’s mind when cruising around South Florida, the Caribbean and South America. While weather, piracy and electrical/mechanical failures do rate high on the list of dangers a yacht captain/owner worries about, it is in fact fire that is the greatest concern. Some interesting facts you may not know about marine vessel fires include: The USCG’s (United States Coast Guard) strict policy prevents their crew from boarding another vessel to fight a fire unless it poses an immediate risk to someone’s life. Loss
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Fire Extinguisher Training: Why Should Employees Be Trained?

One of the most compelling reasons is that it is a requirement for your business to be compliant with OSHA. When you look around your office, construction site, restaurant, association or any place of business, you will see fire extinguishers that have been strategically placed there to quickly and easily put out small fires, should they occur. But did you know that OSHA guidelines prohibits employees from using these fire safety tools unless they have been trained how to use them? OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines 1910.157 (g) (1, 2 & 3) state: 1910.157(g)(1) – Where the employer
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Commercial Fire Alarms: Your 1st Line of Defense in Protecting Employees, Clients & Property

Fire Prevention Is Priceless Fire Ranger is committed to building awareness of the critical importance of fire alarms for both residential and commercial protection. Enough cannot be said on this subject. There are staggering statistics from the most reputable fire authorities that depict the devastating effects of not having fire safety equipment or not having it in good, working order. Loss of life, property and the emotional and financial cost of recovering and rebuilding after a fire, are serious consequences from not having the correct fire alarms in your home or business. An example of some of these statistics from
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Restaurant Fires Can Cause Heavy Losses

Learn How to Protect Your Investment Fire Prevention Is Priceless Statistics from USFA (US Fire Administration) show that 91% of cooking fires are small, confined fires with limited damage. What is “limited damage?” The report goes on to say that an estimated 5,900 restaurant fires occur annually resulting in approximately 75 injuries and $172 million in property damage. Given these numbers, that’s an average of $32,542 PER fire. However this number does not take into effect: Restaurant Closure – time and profits lost (during the fire, after the fire and repair time) The stress of having to deal with the
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Staying Compliant with Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Whether you’re in a warehouse, an office building, restaurant or HOA Condo Association, staying compliant with fire extinguisher inspections is critically important to the ongoing safety of property, staff and assets. In Florida, annual inspections of fire extinguishers by a licensed third party is a legal requirement but this should also be part of every business/housing entity’s Fire Safety Plan. Regular inspections will determine if the fire extinguishers are still operational and able to function adequately should a fire occur. Failing to maintain and inspect fire extinguishers at regular intervals isn’t just risky to property and personal safety, but to
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Holiday Decorating…..the safe way!

It is that time of year at the office and home to deck the halls! Safety in the workplace is always an employer’s main concern and during the holidays it should be even more of a concern to prevent fire hazards. Fire Ranger has some important fire safety tips: Be careful not to create obstacles. Have a decorating plan that ensures decorations are only placed in locations away from foot traffic and high enough not to get in anyone’s way. Avoid areas like reception, lobbies, break rooms and hallways, unless decorations can be placed high enough to be safely out
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Understanding Electrical Fires & How to Safely Extinguish Them

Electrical fires can be more hazardous than other fires because an “active” electrical fire can affect the electrical wires within the walls of the entire building. Active electrical fires, meaning electrical fires that are still connected to the electrical source are more dangerous due to the likelihood of the fire spreading through the electrical system of the building. Computers and overloaded outlets are a common source of an active electrical fire! Prevention of electrical fires is perhaps the most important element. The reason computers are the biggest culprit of electrical fires is that most computer users tend to overload extension
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How Long Does a Fire Extinguisher Last? Learn How to Identify the Signs that your Fire Extinguisher Needs Replacing

Florida State Fire Code requires that business and property owners check their fire extinguishers at least monthly to ensure they are still properly charged and ready for use. Many business owners are not aware of this requirement. Your fire extinguishers should be inspected and serviced once a year by a certified company and then visually inspected every month. Homeowners often purchase extinguishers and then leave them under the sink or out of site and don’t check them monthly to confirm there are no leaks or that the equipment is in good shape. A general use ABC dry powder Fire Extinguisher
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