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When it comes to motivating staff about fire safety in the workplace, it can help to have the fire safety facts at your fingertips. For more free infographics, facts and advice, sign up to SafetyMatters, RoSPA’s free fortnightly newsletter! If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire-retardant. Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights. The Chicago Fire of 1871, also called the Great Chicago Fire, burned from October 8 to October 10, 1871, and destroyed thousands of buildings, killed an estimated 300 people and caused an estimated $200 million in damages. In October 1871, dry weather and an abundance of wooden buildings, streets and sidewalks made Chicago vulnerable to fire.
The month after the fire, Joseph Medill (1823-99) was elected mayor after promising to institute stricter building and fire codes, a pledge that may have helped him win the office. Despite the fire’s devastation, much of Chicago’s physical infrastructure, including its transportation systems, remained intact. Today, the Chicago Fire Department training academy is located on the site of the O’Leary property where the Great Chicago Fire started.
Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, testing those alarms and reminding others to do the same are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries. Use the Extra Hour this year to remind family and friends to Change Their Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries and Make a Positive Change in Our Community. We are a group of designers, programmers and enthusiasts with a deep passion in creating, talking and reading Infographics. We started this blog sharing our passion in April 2011 and welcoming more then 80.000 visitors in the first two months we guess you share our love for Infographics!
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And, as our ‘worst industrial fires’ post showed, sometimes the most innocuous incident can lead to a disaster of unbelievable proportions. All trees should be placed on the parkways, as trees will not be picked up from alleys or private property. Following the blaze, reconstruction efforts began quickly and spurred great economic development and population growth. Legend holds that the blaze started when the family’s cow knocked over a lighted lantern; however, Catherine O’Leary denied this charge, and the true cause of the fire has never been determined.
At the time of the fire, Chicago’s population was approximately 324,000; within nine years, there were some 500,000 Chicagoans.
A fire at can completely engulf your home in no time at all, normally in less than a minute. Trees will be picked up on the same day of the week as your normal refuse and recycling during the weeks of Dec.
What is known is that the fire quickly grew out of control and moved rapidly north and east toward the city center. By 1890, the city was a major economic and transportation hub with an estimated population of more than 1 million people. Even though you may have smoke alarms and fire extinguishers there, the fire can get out of control fast and surround you with smoke, making it impossible for you to get out.
To protect yourself and your entire family, you should always a fire escape ladder at your home at all times.
Please remove all lights and decorations, and do not place a tree in a plastic bag, as this material can damage the equipment used to convert the trees into mulch.

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