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What I Learned in My First Year as a Fire Protection Employee?

Posted on June 8, 2018 10:06 am : Blog

 

fire protection employees fist pumping

 

You’ve probably heard of the fire protection industry. You probably think it’s just installing fire extinguishers and moving onto the next building.

Well, that’s what I thought until I actually began working in the fire protection industry. Today, I am almost at my one year anniversary, so I thought I would compare my initial beliefs with the truth I’ve gathered over the past year.

 

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9 Events That Happen During a Fire Alarm Inspection

Posted on May 31, 2018 1:51 pm : Blog

 

Joe-Petrich-ABCO-Fire-Alarm-Technician-performing-a-fire-alarm-inspection

 

Today, we are going to run through a typical fire alarm inspection. Let’s cover from start to finish, what will happen when a fire protection company inspects your fire alarm system.

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2 Quick Fire Extinguisher Statistics

Posted on May 24, 2018 2:39 pm : Blog

 

person using a fire extinguisher to put out an oven fire

 

I have a confession to make: I work at a fire protection company, and have never used a fire extinguisher. In the past year since starting my current role, I have learned so much about fire extinguishers, fire alarms, kitchen fire safety, sprinkler systems, and much more. I just haven’t had the opportunity to use one yet.

Fortunately, I’ve never been in situation where a fire extinguisher has been needed. I know HOW to use a fire extinguisher, and have even created a quick video about the 4 mistakes people usually make when using a fire extinguisher.

So, I was curious: how many people know how to use a fire extinguisher? And how many people have used a fire extinguisher before?

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4 Quick Benefits of the CleanGuard Fire Extinguisher

Posted on May 16, 2018 9:00 am : Blog

data or server room on fire

 

There is nothing quite like a fire that happens in an electrical area to make building managers equal parts confused and frightened. Confused because you wonder “how the heck could this happen?” Frightened because of potentially permanent damage and unavoidable business interruption.

That being said, there are a number of options to keep your electrical areas as safe as possible when it comes to fire protection. Today, we’re going to talk about one option, the Ansul CleanGuard Fire Extinguisher:

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The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems

Posted on May 7, 2018 3:43 pm : Blog

chef giving the "ok" sign with a restaurant fire suppression system in the background

 

So, you went for a walk, and you wondered “If I ever decide to open a new restaurant, how would I even get started? I’m sure there are regulations to follow, papers to submit, etc.”

Today, I’m going to go through how one would open a new restaurant, as well as the fire protection issues and options that will arise.

What we’ll cover today is:

  • What happens before you open your doors?
  • How do you stay legal fire protection-wise moving forward?
  • What happens during a restaurant fire suppression inspection?
  • What insights are important in choosing the right fire protection company?
  • What’s the future of restaurant fire suppression?

Let’s begin!

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