Sent to us by Jack Rubinger 

Fire Safety History Infographic Released by Graphic Products, Inc. 

Portland, OR – Graphic artist Joe Hanson continues to “blaze” with his newest infographic for Graphic Products, Inc. illustrating fire safety history and significant dates with fun and compelling graphics. 

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Using a hybrid of both photographic and vivid drawing techniques in shades of red and yellow, Hanson takes us on a trip back in time as he illustrates the first practical fire engine, the first salaried fire department and the first U.S. patent on an automatic fire alarm system – leading to the first use of the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), introduced in 1971 and required by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). 

Our nation’s fire department origins can be traced back to the 1730s when Benjamin Franklin established the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia. Even George Washington was a volunteer fire fighter. 

Hanson also created a series of pictographic pie charts to communicate property damage, civilian injuries and deaths caused by vehicle, structural and outside fires reported in the United States in 2011. 

Finally, the infographic addresses three important NFPA codes to remember: 

  • NFPA 1: fire safety for the public and first responders
  • NFPA 101: new and existing building requirements for occupant protection
  • NFPA 70: the accepted code for electrical installations 

Hanson’s work brings to six the number of infographics created by Graphic Products, Inc., whose thermal transfer printers and industrial printing supplies are used in safety communications and lean manufacturing. The other five include: OSHA Worker Safety, Deadliest & Safest Cities for Workers, Arc Flash Boundary, Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Labeling (GHS), and 5S.  (We have included this infographic as your history lesson for the day! It is very interesting.)

The company has developed an expansive catalog of publicly-available content designed to influence safety behavior and has grown its visual communications library to include: 

About Graphic Products

Graphic Products, Inc. manufactures DuraLabel mobile and wide-format labeling systems used by manufacturers, international shipping lines, distribution centers, mining operations and oil refineries worldwide. The company offers more than 50 unique labeling supplies for virtually any industrial demand. Customers include, Boeing, Intel and Toyota. 

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