Top 5 Reasons to Have your Fire Protection System Inspected

Keeping your fire protection systems up to date and working properly is important for life safety. The key to making sure your systems are in working condition is to have them regularly inspected by a fire protection professional. There are many reasons why you should consider having your systems regularly inspected: 1.It’s the Law. Performing…

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Fire Protection in Historic Buildings

Historic buildings contain much of the heritage and culture of our country’s past. Protecting artifacts and buildings with historical significance is important to preserving history for future generations. Throughout the years, one of the biggest causes of loss of historic artifacts and buildings has been fire. Fire protection systems are necessary to preventing fire damage to…

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Fire Prevention Week

During a fire, every second counts.  A few seconds can be the difference between escaping a fire safely and devastating consequences. Teaching people of all ages about fire safety can improve the chances of a person’s survival during a fire. Fire prevention education is so important that there is a week every October dedicated to…

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Fire Protection Guide for Building Managers

Building managers face many pressing issues on a regular basis, such as fixing leaking pipes or making sure that the building is clean. This means that fire protection often gets pushed down on the list of priorities. Many managers know the importance of fire safety but assume that fires happen so rarely that it is…

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Fireworks Safety

It’s almost the 4th of July – a great time of the year to spend time with family, friends and your neighbor celebrating our Nation’s birthday! From yard games to cookouts and wrapping up the evening with fireworks, we hope you have a wonderful time. As we live and breath fire and hazards that can…

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Fire Protection for Apartment Buildings

A fire in a Southeast D.C. apartment building injured one person and displaced 20 people in the 12 unit apartment building.  The fire started on the first floor of the building and extended to the second floor.  This type of fire reminds everyone of the importance of fire sprinkler systems and fire alarm systems for…

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Institutional Fire Protection

Fire protection systems whether it be fire sprinkler systems, fire detection systems, and or fire and security monitoring systems have continued to become more of a standard in institutions across the country.  From retrofitting fire sprinkler systems into old dormitories to alert monitoring for campus wide alerts, having the right protection systems in place can…

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The Importance of Smoke Alarms

There are many different makes and models of smoke alarms and smoke detectors available in the market today.  There are many ways to have them installed and where you locate them.  Determining the best possible smoke alarm for your application and how and if you connect them can be a challenge.  There are smoke alarms…

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Retrofitting with Reliance

According to the National Fire Protection Association, of the 25 large-loss fires in 2016, there was a total property loss of $348.6 million dollars in the 22 fires that involved structures.  This is a staggering number by any standards.  There are many reasons to install a fire protection system and this is one of them. …

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How To Prevent Fire Sprinkler Freeze-ups

A little maintenance goes a long way when it comes to fire sprinkler systems functioning throughout the winter. Entire systems have been damaged and replaced because the system’s owner didn’t spend five minutes maintaining a low point drain.  Have you prepared your system for the storm? When it comes to winter freeze-ups, the majority of cases ironically…

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