Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Dangers Of Fire Extinguishers

I’ve blogged a number of times about the benefits of portable fire extinguishers, and there are too many to list. When you consider what they do for you having extinguishers in your business, home, cottage, camper, boat……as I said the lists can go on and on. The point is fire extinguishers can and will save your life, or your property when maintained and used properly.

What many people fail to remember or possibly even realize is that fire extinguishers are pressurized vessels. Most dry chemical extinguishers have a stored pressure of 195 lbs. PSI. This is about 95lbs. more than a commercial air compressor. A CO2 extinguisher has a stored pressure of 850 lbs. PSI. Should this rupture it has the equivalent power of a stick of dynamite. Unfortunately two people found this out the hard way when a CO2 extinguisher one man was hammering on ruptured, and cut off the foot of his co-worker.

Extinguishers of any type can be deadly when mishandled. I highly recommend that if you are unsure of the condition of the extinguisher you have, call a certified company. These trained professionals will know how to deal with your extinguisher, and should also provide some training and education in their handling and usage.

There is protection within the herd!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Manitoba Restaurant And Foodservices Assn Golf Tournament

I had the pleasure of playing the MRFA Golf Tournament at Bel Acres Golf & Country Club this week. As always they showed the golfers a great time. More importantly we were able to reconnect with old friends that Mark Johnson and I have dealt with over the years.

I also have to say a huge thank-you to both Scott Jocelyn, and Shirley Johnston for all of their above and beyond help with our hole display, and with dinner arrangements. As well as their tireless efforts to continue making this event a great time for all involved.

The MRFA is acknowledged to be the representative voice of the Manitoba restaurant and foodservice industry by government departments, educational institutions, media, and the general public. The association strives to provide leadership ensuring access to training and professional development for all people involved in the operation and management of restaurant and foodservice facilities in Manitoba.

The association takes pride in providing information to our members on issues that impact the food service industry. The association membership is comprised of over 550 restaurant and foodservice establishments and consists of national chain and independent operations.

Again thanks for the great day; I’m looking forward to the next Local Fare Show!

There is protection within the herd!

Rob, Kosta, Chris, DerrickA Great ViewHaving Fun at the Watering HoleCooled Down & Ready to Play!

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Here We Grow Again!

Bison Fire Protection Inc. Manitoba’s largest independently owned fire protection company is seeking to fill two positions. If you are a performance driven individual, dedicated to meeting the needs of customers and take pride in your work – consider joining the Bison herd. Our team members have the advantage of a full benefit program, industry training, company vehicle, and opportunities for advancement.

Fire Alarm Technician

Candidates must have completed or be enrolled in the CFAA certification program, and have a minimum 2 years’ experience, with fire alarms and emergency lighting systems. Working knowledge of local and national fire codes an asset.

Fire Suppression Technician

Candidates must have industry experience in restaurant and off-road suppression system and fire extinguisher inspections, repairs, and installation. Working knowledge of local and national fire codes an asset.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their resume to Mark Johnson - Operations Manager by Fax: 204-237-4744 or email:

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