Why Invest in a Commercial Fire Alarm System?

Posted on October 5, 2017 9:50 am : Blog


Security manager decides on using a commercial fire alarm system

That’s the first question I asked myself when I started working in fire protection. Why would someone invest in something that has nothing to do with profit margin and ROI?

Well now that I’m 90 days into my fire protection career, I’ve developed three reasons why companies invest in fire alarms.

Let’s jump right in…

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4 Examples of Special Hazard Fire Protection Projects

Posted on September 20, 2017 1:26 pm : Blog

Photo of engineers around a CNC Machine

Though many companies protect their expensive equipment with outdated solutions, there are some that are using the latest developments in special hazard fire protection to protect their investments.

Today we’ll look at four projects completed in the past two years that show the process, explanation and the reasoning behind their fire protection investments.

Let’s jump right in…

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25 Questions to Jump-Start your Special Hazard Fire Protection Project

Posted on September 11, 2017 8:59 am : Blog


Engineer considering which special hazard fire protection solution to go with


Protecting your investments is everything. And with your special hazard, this couldn’t be more true.

It’s important to know that you’re one human mistake, one miscalculation, or one completely random error away from losing what you’ve invested so much into.

That’s why we’ve rounded up 25 questions you should answer before beginning your special hazard fire protection project. Let’s dive in:

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The 5 Unusual Areas Grease Haunts Your Kitchen

Posted on August 31, 2017 9:50 am : Blog


Kitchen Hood Cleaner using powerwasher to clean grease on roof


What is the one aspect of cooking that all chefs get spooked by? No, it’s not your boss. It’s not Gordon Ramsay. It’s Grease!!!

Grease gets everywhere in a kitchen. On your clothes, hands, back wall, hood filter, everything!!

All business need to have their hoods cleaned and inspected every six months, but some fire protection companies do better jobs at hood cleaning than others.

Today, we’ll investigate 5 unusual areas in your kitchen where grease gets built up. Ignoring these areas is a health and safety hazard that won’t pass inspection from the fire marshal.

And there’s a special treat, at the end of this post, we’ll share a solution to get rid of the grease by up to 98%.

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New Fire Extinguisher Law for Healthcare Facilities

Posted on August 23, 2017 10:21 am : Blog

A Surface-mounted Fire Extinguisher in a Hospital


If your healthcare facility hasn’t updated to smaller, oval-shaped fire extinguishers, you may be in trouble.

The 2012 edition of NFPA-101 states that fire extinguishers in healthcare, hospitals, ambulatory, long-term care, and senior living facilities must have fire extinguishers that do not protrude 4” or 4 ½“ from the mounted surface.

If your fire extinguishers are located below 38” from the ground, the you’re now limited to 4 ½“ projections.

If your fire extinguishers are located above 38”, you’re now limited to 4” projections.

Here are some ways healthcare facilities can stay healthcare compliant:

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