October Fire Prevention Week

On October 8th, 1871 a fire broke out that later became known as the Great Chicago Fire. This fire was devastating. It killed more than 250 people, burned 2,000 acres of land, and left more than 100,000 people homeless. In commemoration of this fire, Fire Prevention Week was established. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…

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Fire Sprinkler Corrosion Prevention

  One of the biggest issues with fire sprinkler systems is corrosion within the pipes. Corrosion often goes undetected until it is too late because it happens inside of the pipes and may be difficult to see until the pipes start leaking or become obstructed. The damage caused by corrosion can lead your fire sprinkler system to not…

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Inspecting Your Fire Protection System

Maintaining and inspecting your fire protection system are two of the most important things you can do right next to installing one when it comes to protecting your facility in the event of a fire.  Having inspections done on a regular basis is critical to the functionality of your system.  Having a company that is…

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Fire Sprinkler Systems for Long-Term Care Facilities

Does Your Long-Term Care Facility Have The Fire Protection It Needs? In May, there was a day dedicated to home fire sprinkler systems sponsored by NFPA Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.  It was a great reminder to everyone the importance of having the fire protection needed to save lives in a long-term…

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The Importance of a Fire Escape Plan

Most people don’t like to spend much time thinking about what might happen if a fire took place inside of their home or business. However, in the event of a fire, you should have a fire escape plan in place so that your family members or employees know exactly how to exit your home or…

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The Most Commonly Used Fire Suppression Systems

Fire Suppression Systems

If a fire ever breaks out inside your business or in a building you own or operate, you are going to want to have a fire suppression system in place to eliminate the risk of damage and put the fire out as quickly as possible. A fire suppression system can literally be a lifesaver in…

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Carbon Monoxide Myths

Carbon monoxide can be a very serious problem for home and business owners. Carbon monoxide poisoning can make people very sick, and in some cases, it can even be deadly. For that reason, it’s important for people to educate themselves about carbon monoxide and learn the real facts about it. Here are some of the…

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How to Avoid Kitchen Fires

Why do kitchen fires start? In the case of restaurants, there are several reasons, including fat deposits in the flue and ventilation ducts, older, highly flammable oil in the deep fryer, and having too high a temperature in the fryer. Fires start when there’s heat, air and fuel involved. All three have to be involved…

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