The first real snowfall has hit us this winter, and that means it’s time to get out there and ride! On snowmobiles that is. Before you brave the winter cold, check out these safety tips to avoid accident and injury. While snowmobiling is exciting and provides a winter thrill, it can be dangerous as well.
At AKE Safety Equipment, we’re ringing in the New Year with a new Dealer Spotlight! This January 2016 we’re proud to recognize Iowa STOP-FYRE dealer Chris Nielsen of Nielsen Fire Equipment. Chris has been a dealer for AKE since November 2014. He recalls the moment when he first decided to become part of the AKE
Did you know it only takes 30 seconds for a fire to get out of control? You may be able to prevent a home fire…if you can get to the fire extinguisher within 6 seconds. Home fires are a major problem. As the American Red Cross reports, out of the 74,000 disasters they responded to,
Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re like us, you may have had your Christmas Tree up since the end of November. While it may have seemed fresh then, it could be getting a bit dry now and become a major fire hazard. Christmas Tree fires resulted in an annual average of seven civilian
We would like to extend a very big congratulations to Oronoco Fire Department‘s new fire truck! This truck was years in the making, and is guaranteed to make every other fire department jealous. The sheer size of this truck, customized storage, and ridiculously comfy seats are any fireman’s dream come true. Dan Sundt, Oronoco Fire
At AKE Safety Equipment, we have spent the past 26 years obsessed with fire safety and protection. Whether it’s the home, the farm, or one of the many fire departments we supply, we always put our customers first. Fire is a serious danger and concern for every community. Home fires are more common than you
When choosing the best extinguisher for fire safety protection, there are multiple considerations. Will it work? Is it effective? Will it be able to put out a fire? However, not many people think about what’s inside their fire extinguisher. Most dry chemical fire extinguishers contain ammonium phosphate, an agent that highly irritates the eyes
October brings the start of the Fall season, harvest time, and the pumpkin spice takeover. It also brings AKE’s October Dealer Spotlight! This month we are proud to feature John and Brenda Derickson of Lamberton, MN. Working as corn and soybean farmers they are no strangers to farm life, or farm fires. Farming isn’t the only thing that
Adam Williams, VP of Sales at AKE Safety Equipment, has brought you the best farm fire safety tips. Harvest season can pose increased risks of fire that can severely damage equipment, crops, and personnel. During an interview with AG Broadcaster, Sonja Lanseth, on AM 730 KWOA, Adam tells you the best ways to avoid
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Lot of $$$ Once again, harvest season is upon us. That means getting up early, leaving late, and reaping the benefits off all the hard work you put in this season. However, it is important to remember the dangers of the harvest season, the major one being fires.