Fire Prevention Week 2020

On October 9th, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire killed 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. Since 1922, the NFPA has been recognizing Fire Prevention Week during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the fire. This year, Fire Prevention Week is October…

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What Makes a Great Fire Alarm System?

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There is no question that fire alarms play a vital role in any life safety system. A fire alarm system provides early warning of a fire, allowing people to evacuate a building safely. Basic Alarm System Components Any basic fire alarm system will include the following components: Fire alarm control panel Initiation devices Notification devices…

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What is a Pre-action Sprinkler System?

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A pre-action sprinkler system is a combination of wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems. During normal circumstances, a pre-action sprinkler system is dry, with no water in the sprinkler pipes. When a fire is detected, the pre-action valve which holds the water back is released and water fills the sprinkler pipes. Then each sprinkler head…

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What is Novec 1230 Fire Suppression?

Novec 1230 is a fire suppression fluid manufactured by 3M. It is a clean agent fire suppressant that also can be referred to as the SAPPHIRE fire suppression system. Novec 1230 was developed as a replacement for halon systems and an alternative to hydrofluorocarbons. Novec 1230 fluid is a fluoroketone. How Does Novec 1230 Work?…

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Amherst Safety Day

A key component of success for Davis-Ulmer is our focus on safety. Ultimately, our goal is always 0 accidents or incidents and we strive to achieve this through education and training. We believe that training is important to keeping our workers safe. For every employee at Davis-Ulmer that works in the field, we provide OSHA…

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FM 200 Fire Suppression

FM 200 is a form of clean agent fire suppression that can be used in areas where water cannot. FM 200 is a common fire suppressant because it is fast, safe and effective. What is FM 200? FM 200 fire suppression is a clean agent extinguishes a fire through heat absorption. It is a heptafluoropropane.…

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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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