Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 6th-12th 2019. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed to educate the public on how to prevent and stay safe from fires. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge made Fire Prevention Week a national observance. FPW is observed on the week of the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. The…

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What is Clean Agent Fire Suppression?

A clean agent is the use of inert gases or chemical agents to suppress a fire. Clean agents are a good choice for fire suppression because they leave no residue behind, causing little clean up and no damage to sensitive equipment or assets. Benefits of Clean Agents There are some instances where traditional fire sprinklers…

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Fire Sprinkler Retrofits

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Fire sprinkler retrofits involve installing a fire sprinkler system in an already existing facility. If you have a facility that does not have fire protection installed, it is a good idea to consider a fire sprinkler retrofit to help protect your building’s assets and occupants. Retrofitting for Fire Code Compliance With a rise in fire…

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Conventional vs. Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

If you are considering replacing an existing fire alarm system or installing an alarm system in a newly constructed building, it is important to understand which system is right for your application. There are two main types of alarm systems: conventional and addressable. Conventional Fire Alarms A conventional fire alarm system works well in smaller…

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Why You Should Install Fire Sprinklers in Your Home

Considering installing a fire sprinkler system in your new or existing home? Fire sprinkler systems can help save lives and protect your property from a fire. There are many reasons why sprinkler systems are beneficial to have in your home. Some of these reasons include: 1. Fire Sprinklers Save Lives According to the NFPA, the…

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Preventing Electrical Fires

Electricity in our homes is a great thing – it allows us to turn lights on, run our appliances, and power our electronics. There is no doubt that without electricity, our lives would be much more difficult. However, it is important to remember that electricity can be a fire hazard when safety measures are not…

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Fire Sprinkler Freeze-Up Prevention

As the weather drops below freezing, fire sprinkler pipes are at risk of freezing. Frozen sprinkler pipes can cause a lot of problems, especially if a fire breaks out. When small maintenance tasks are performed by building owners, freeze-ups can easily be prevented. Dry vs. Wet Pipe Freeze-Ups It is important to note that sprinkler…

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Data Center Fire Protection

A data center is an important part of businesses and organizations. Without data centers, many businesses would not be able to function properly. Having fire protection systems in place to prevent fire damage to data centers is necessary to keep companies running smoothly. What is a Data Center? A data center is a place where…

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What is Water Mist Fire Protection?

A water mist fire protection system uses fine droplets of water (mist) to suppress a fire. When a fire occurs, water is pushed through nozzles that create small water droplets. The tiny droplets of water in water mist systems displace the oxygen needed for a fire to burn and cools the flames. With more surface…

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Foam Fire Suppression for Aircraft Hangars

Fire protection systems are necessary to protect many types of buildings, and aircraft hangars are no exception. Aircraft hangars need fire suppression, typically foam fire suppression, to protect both the hangar and the valuable equipment inside of it. Aircraft Hangars: A Unique Fire Protection Challenge Aircraft hangars pose a unique challenge from a fire protection…

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