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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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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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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