Posted by David Paulo on Apr 20th 2012

FIRES, Help prevent them, PLEASE take preventative measurements NOW !!!!!

August 2001Uncleared Brush May Have Stoked Fire

Many homes near San Clemente blaze lacked buffer zone between structures and vegetation

February 2003Codes, Scrutiny, Technology Key to Club Safety

No fire code can protect a club from the unauthorized use of fireworks, such as the display that appears to have caused the Thursday fire in West Warwick, R.I., that has killed 96 people.

July 2008Roof Fire Danger : Different Laws on Wood Shake, Fire Retardants Crisscross

An Anaheim apartment building, where illegal fireworks sparked a fire in its wood-shake roof and displaced 12 families, was built before a 1982 city ordinance requiring newly built wood roofs to be fire retardant.

June 2005Cities Urged to Update Skyscraper Fire Codes

A federal engineering agency that investigated the World Trade Center collapse recommended that cities raise the fire standards for skyscrapers and develop new materials that could better protect tall buildings in an inferno.

May 2008National Geographic: Wildfires, Dry, Hot and Windy

On average, more than 100,000 wildfires, also called wildland fires or forest fires, clear 4 million to 5 million acres (1.6 million to 2 million hectares) of land in the U.S. every year. In recent years, wildfires have burned up to 9 million acres (3.6 million hectares) of land.

A wildfire moves at speeds of up to 14 miles an hour (23 kilometers an hour), consuming everything—trees, brush, homes, even humans—in its path.

There are three conditions that need to be present in order for a wildfire to burn, which firefighters refer to as the fire triangle: fuel, oxygen, and a heat source.

Fuel is any flammable material surrounding a fire, including trees, grasses, brush, even homes. The greater an area's fuel load, the more intense the fire. Air supplies the oxygen a fire needs to burn. Heat sources help spark the wildfire and bring fuel to temperatures hot enough to ignite. Lightning, burning campfires or cigarettes, hot winds, and even the sun can all provide sufficient heat to spark a wildfire.

These violent infernos occur around the world and in most of the 50 states, but they are most common in the U.S. West, where heat, drought, and frequent thunderstorms create perfect wildfire conditions. Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and California experience some of the worst conflagrations in the U.S. In California, wildfires are often made worse by the hot, dry Santa Ana winds, which can carry a spark for miles.

How to Prevent a Wildfire:

1.Follow local ordinances when burning yard waste. Avoid backyard burning in windy conditions, and keep a shovel, water, and fire retardant nearby to keep fires in check. Remove all flammables (gasoline, propane bottles, kerosene, lighter fluid or anything else flammable) from yard when burning.

2.When camping, take care when using and fueling lanterns, stoves, and heaters. Make sure lighting and heating devices are cool before refueling. Avoid spilling flammable liquids and store fuel away from appliances.

3.Do not discard cigarettes, matches, and smoking materials from moving vehicles, or anywhere on park grounds. Be certain to completely extinguish cigarettes before disposing of them.

4.Remove combustibles, including firewood, yard waste, dried weeds, leaves, brush, wooden lawn furniture and anything else that can burn from around buildings, including fencing, decks, patios, cabanas, arbors, gazebos, sheds, storage buildings, workshops, propane tanks, mulch area, grills, smokers and other areas that may accumulate combustible materials.

These are just some of the types of fires that can happen

Fire Retardant Coatings of Texas, wants you to be safe this year from fire, whether or not you buy fire retardant coatings from us or another company.

Please, help cut down the national average of 100,000 wildfires a year.

For more information, please visit our website at or call us at 817-710-5233.