Home Heating Fires


Did you know that, according to the NFPA website, “Half (49%) of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February.” It is also good to note that “Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths.”

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Fact or Myth? Static Electricity and a Gas Station.

Definitely fact. In a video taken from a security camera of a gas station, a young lady pulls up to a pump. She’s wearing a wool sweater and slides out of the car. She starts pumping gas, and gets back into the vehicle, leaving the door open. At some point later, she slides back out of the vehicle and the first thing she touches is the gas pump. The static electricity that she had generated is discharged at the pump and a ball of fire erupts … fortunately only for a moment. Everything worked right. The gas pump stopped. She pulled the hose out. But I’m sure she left with a story to tell. What should be done to avoid this, especially on dry winter days?

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What do all these terms mean?


Have you ever wondered about the different types of fire? What about all these different classifications of fire extinguishers, what do they indicate? What should you be looking for in your monthly fire extinguisher inspection? Where can I find answers?

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NAFED Code of Ethics

As active members of the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors, we recognize that the products and services we provide have a significant impact on the quality of life for the entire public. As we perform our services, we will demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, personal integrity, and competence.

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25 under 25® Award Recipient

December 13, 2010 was a great day for The Red Force®. That was the day we learned that we were one of the 10th Anniversary 25 under 25® Award recipients. For the last 10 years, the KC Small Business Magazine has honored 25 companies with less than 25 employees for their contribution to the business community. For 2011, over 1000 companies were nominated; We are honored to be one of the award recipients. We look forward to many future years committed to merging good value, with superior customer service, and impeccable code compliance.

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Christmas Fire Safety (Final)


The NIST provides so much valuable information and detailed research. To start December we have looked at Christmas tree fire safety. During our first post, we looked at the potential dangers of a live tree and how electrical safety limits the heat/ignition source needed to start a fire. Our second post focused on limiting the growth of a Christmas tree fire by purchasing fresh trees and keeping them well watered.

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Christmas Fire Safety (Part 2)

In yesterdays post, we discussed the potential dangers associated with live Christmas trees. While they are very beautiful, there can be a substantial risk involved with a live Christmas tree. If you took the time to watch the linked video, you were able to see how quickly a fire can spread. But is that how every live Christmas tree fire has to end? Are we saying that you should NEVER use a live Christmas tree?

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Christmas Fire Safety

Few people realize the hazard a Christmas tree can present if it is ignited. Christmas tree fires are common during the holiday season. Why? Have you ever had many strings of lights on your Christmas tree…and all of them plugged into one slender extension cord. I’m afraid that describes most of us.

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Turkey Fryer Videos

Yesterday, we spoke of the importance of turkey fryer safety. Here are two videos that highlight the importance of proper caution and use of turkey fryers.

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Did you know, it has been said that the day the fire department receives the most calls is Thanksgiving Day? 70% of all commercial fires take place in restaurants and commercial kitchens. Is it any less likely that the greatest hazard for fire lies in the kitchen at your home? Of course, Thanksgiving Day is the one day when nearly every kitchen in America is operational. In addition to unusually heavy kitchen use, we also have the turkey fryer.

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