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What Exactly are Fire Sprinkler Inspections?

Once a fire sprinkler is installed, it also needs to be maintained in order to properly function. Installing the fire sprinkler system is the first step to keeping occupants in the building safe, but fire sprinkler inspections help ensure safety for the years following. A fire sprinkler inspection is done to evaluate the performance of…

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Benefits of Fire Protection Service Plans

It is extremely important to take care of your fire protection systems so that they function properly when a fire occurs. While basic maintenance of fire sprinkler and alarm systems is the responsibility of the business owner, for more complicated inspections, testing, service and repair it is important to hire the help of a fire…

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Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems

There are many types of fire suppression agents that are used to protect people and properties from fires. It can be hard to know which type of suppression agent is right for you. Clean agent fire suppression systems are a popular choice for applications that need a fast-acting, safe and clean form of fire protection.…

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Fire Prevention Week 2021

This year, Fire Prevention Week is October 3rd – October 9th. Fire Prevention Week is a national observance that is sponsored by the NFPA every year on the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire. The goal of Fire Prevention Week is to spread awareness and educate the public about fire…

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Semi-Annual vs. Annual Fire Alarm Inspections & Testing

If you are a building owner or facility manager, you probably have a lot on your plate when it comes to maintaining your building. One thing that should not be overlooked when it comes to building maintenance is inspections and testing of your fire alarm systems. Fire alarms are extremely important to ensure that your…

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Fire Sprinkler Inspections & Testing

It is important for fire sprinkler systems to be inspected and tested regularly to stay functional and code compliant. A sprinkler system may not work as it was designed to if it is not regularly inspected or tested. How Often Should Fire Sprinklers be Inspected? The frequency of your fire sprinkler inspections is typically based…

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What Are Life Safety Systems?

Life safety systems are made up of equipment that is designed to save lives and protect property. These systems can help people survive and evacuate from a building during an emergency such as a fire, natural disaster, or power failure. NFPA 101: Life Safety Code NFPA 101 is the Life Safety Code. It is a…

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Fire Alarm Inspections

Regular inspections and service of your fire alarm systems can help extend the life of your system and meet insurance and industry guidelines. Your fire alarm systems are only effective if they work, which is why fire alarm inspections are so important. NFPA 72 Requirements NFPA 72 is the standard for Fire Alarm and Signaling…

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What is an Alarm Monitoring System?

A monitored alarm system provides added protection that a standard fire alarm system does not offer with round the clock protection for your facilities. Fire alarm monitoring systems by alert the proper authorities and emergency contacts when a fire alarm or security alarm system goes off. How Does an Alarm Monitoring System Work? When a…

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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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