These batteries are gaining popularity and are found more and more often in everyday life: laptops, cell phones, power tools, bicycles and vehicles. However, they are not without flaws. In the past year alone, various manufacturers have recalled hundreds of thousands of hybrid cars. So what risk factors come into play?
Recognized around the world for his exceptional sense of deduction, Sherlock Holmes was driven by his thirst for truth and desire to reveal the culprits in the shadows with solid evidence. One of the arrows in his quiver was the use of avant-garde tools, which allowed him to collect clues and validate his hypotheses.
Following a fire to a structure, numerous steps need to be taken before a building can be repaired and eventually reoccupied. First and foremost, safety must be considered. Throughout Canada, requirements have been established for structural assessments to ensure safe entry to a building following a fire in order to investigate the cause, document and quantify the loss, develop repair plans and retrieve contents.
Whether it's a motorcycle, car, tractor, or skidder, the destruction of vehicles by fire can pose a real problem. Fortunately, with the right methods and tools, it can be solved. Here's a look at the investigative work required to shed light on this mystery.
When overnight temperatures start dropping and winter settles in, many Canadian drivers begin using block heaters to keep their engines warm overnight. Using block heaters, however, can lead to vehicle and structure fires.
In the spirit of tradition, the month of December marks the period of Christmas and New Year festivities. Whether indoors or outdoors, adding Christmas decorations remains as popular as ever. However, the addition of such items in the contents of our homes can represent a significant fire risk, especially in the case of homemade decorations with easily ignited materials.
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