Important Boat Safety with ABCO

Posted on June 3, 2015 3:59 pm : Blog

motor boat rio yacht

As another boating season approaches, ABCO Fire Protection cares about you and your boat’s safety. A number of events were hosted this past May in honor of National Safe Boating Week. One of the major emphases of National Safe Boating Week this year is wearing life jackets. “Wear it!” is the national campaign slogan.

Keep in mind that boating safety starts with a fire protection inspection.The safety of having and knowing how to use the fire extinguishers on your boat is also very important. Please don’t hesitate to ask an ABCO technician for a demonstration.

Fire can spread quickly on a boat, even on water. Call or visit an ABCO location nearest you and we’ll help you comply with USCG regulations, insurance polices and protect you and your family!

Having the appropriate, required extinguishers on your boat satisfies requirements per:

  • United States Coast Guard
  • Ohio Revised Code 1547.27
  • Most Insurance Companies

Minimum Number* of Hand Portable

Fire Extinguishers Required

Vessel Length

No Fixed System

With Approved Fixed System(s)


(1) B-I


26′ to <40′

(2) B-I or (1) B-II

(1) B-I

40′ to 65′

(3) B-I or (1) B-II

and (1) B-I

(2) B-I or (1) B-II


*The number of extinguishers is dependent on the overall length of the boat.  If a Coast Guard approved Fixed System has been installed in the engine compartment, the required number of fire extinguishers may be reduced.

Having the proper fire extinguisher(s) is very important.  Do you have a small extinguisher on your boat? If not, you may want to visit our site for portable fire extinguishers.

However, it is equally important to have them serviced on an annual basis to ensure that they will operate properly.  Alarms and detectors can help keep you and your crew safe.

If you need portable extinguishers for your boat, or to get your marine fire equipment inspected by qualified state licensed technicians, contact ABCO today at 800-875-7200!

And rest assured, ABCO never takes a holiday. We are ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year — and that includes Memorial Day weekend.


Stop, Drop & Roll the Ball Golf OUting

Posted on May 7, 2015 4:12 pm : Blog


Golf Ball and Iron

In Support of Great Lakes Burn Camp (Hosted by the LiveSafe Foundation)

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Ridgewood Golf Course
6505 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio 44129

Sign up your foursome today! Nestled in the heart of Parma, Ohio, don’t wait and miss out on a chance to play this 90-year old historical course that Walter Hagen-Arnold Palmer and Babe Zaharias played on years ago! Only a limited number of golfers can be scheduled for this amazing outing with all proceeds directly supporting the Great Lakes Burn Camp and ABCO-Shatten Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund. is event will ll up fast!

ABCO’s May Sprinkler Rebate. Training, Golf, Tips & More. Hurry & Save!

Posted on May 7, 2015 4:04 pm : Blog

They say April showers bring May flowers… but at ABCO Fire Protection we know that rain showers don’t put out property fires and there’s no predicting what might happen, so it’s important for all properties to have properly installed and maintained fire sprinklers. Sprinkler systems are successful at reducing fire casualties and property damage.

ABCO can design, install, repair, service and inspect a wide variety of fire sprinkler systems. Each system and environment is unique and we are committed to provide you with the quality service you can trust.


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THINK SPRING! ABCO’s offering $10 Coupon Off Hood & Exhaust Cleaning

Posted on April 6, 2015 2:56 pm : Blog, Uncategorized

Finally, winter is over and warmer days are ahead! As we celebrate the melting snow and milder weather, ABCO Fire can’t ignore the vernal tradition: Spring Cleaning!

ABCO’s kicking off the spring season by offering a special $10 off coupon on your next Hood and Exhaust Cleaning service designed to give you and your kitchen a little sunshine!

ABCO wants your restaurant clean and ready for inspection. So much so that we are offering a Spring Special $10 discount. We can survey the current condition of your hood and duct and make recommendations on the proper cleaning cycle to be sure your property and employees are safe and that your restaurant is getting the best value for its dollar.

We want you “inspection ready”!

Take advantage of our Spring Special: Get $10 off Hood and Duct Cleaning

Offer Expires April 30, 2015. Coupon and special promotions are for NEWLY added services, not existing service.

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Spring Forward with ABCO! Change Your Batteries and Schedule Fire Training TODAY!

Posted on March 4, 2015 2:00 pm : Blog


Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., when we spring forward one hour for the purpose of making better use of daylight. As we set our clocks ahead, ABCO Fire Protection recommends testing your smoke alarms, as well as scheduling time to enhance your fire-safety training program.

ABCO offers many types of fire training and train-the-trainer programs and structures training to meet YOUR needs, we offer everything from classroom training to train-the-trainer and three day courses in extinguisher maintenance.

ABCO’s training program certifies the individual to operate a fire extinguisher effectively, the train-the-trainer allows the participant to teach other employees of the company.

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