Fire Prevention Week

On October 8th, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire broke out. This fire caused 250 deaths, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, left 100,000 homeless, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. Every year, on the week of October 9th, Fire Prevention Week is recognized to commemorate this tragic event. This year Fire Prevention Week is…

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Special Hazard Fire Protection

Special hazard fire protection systems are used in facilities where traditional fire sprinkler systems will not be adequate at suppressing a fire. These areas are often highly hazardous or have valuable materials that could possibly be destroyed by water damage. A special hazard fire suppression system is designed to mitigate damage the property based on…

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Fire Safety for Businesses

If you are a business owner or an employee, you should take safety seriously while you are at work. Knowing fire safety can help protect a business and its employees from a fire that can have dangerous consequences. Good Fire Safety Practices for Your Business 1. Create an Evacuation Plan Develop a plan for how…

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Service for Cold Weather Emergencies

It is extremely important to take care of your fire protection systems during the cold winter months. Proper maintenance goes a long way in making sure your systems do not become damaged by the freezing temperatures. However, we know that it can be difficult to always be prepared for changes in weather. Even when testing,…

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Fire Sprinkler Freeze Ups

Prevent Sprinkler System Freezing this Winter It is getting cold outside which means it is time to check your fire sprinkler pipes. When the temperatures drop below freezing outside, the water in your sprinkler pipes can freeze, preventing your sprinkler system from working properly. Although it may seem like a difficult task, checking your system…

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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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