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Where to Install Emergency Lighting and Exit Signs

Knowing where to install emergency lighting and exit signs is crucial for everyone to be able to evacuate a building safely.  They need to illuminate the path to exit and which doors to use that [...]

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Emergency Fire Response Procedures

An emergency fire response plan can save lives when a fire occurs.  Chaos and confusion can reign when a fire threatens your employees and business.  A detailed and rehearsed [...]

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Maintaining Your Fire Suppression Systems

Maintaining your fire suppression systems are vital to ensure that they work properly when a fire occurs.  Fire suppression systems often work in conjunction with a fire alarm system to provide [...]

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Common Workplace Fire Hazards

Workplace fires occur every year resulting in serious damage to property and even injury and death.  Negligence is a leading cause of these fires and most could be prevented with more care and [...]

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FLAMES DIFFERENT COLORS EXPLAINED

The flames of a fire have several different colors.  The colors in the flames represent the different substances that are undergoing combustion in the fire.  Hotter fires burn with more energy [...]

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips

The holidays are a time for families and friends to get together and enjoy favorite holiday traditions.  Unfortunately, it is a time when house fires increase resulting in high costs and more [...]

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DOES YOUR WORKPLACE HAVE ENOUGH FIRE EXTINGUISHERS?

Do you have enough fire extinguishers in your workplace to be up to code and are they located in areas that increase the safety those inside?  That depends on two factors – the square footage of [...]

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What are Backflow Preventers?

Backflow is when contaminated water has reversed flow and entered clean water lines.  The water supply is kept at a high pressure so that water can easily flow out of any faucet in your business [...]

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FCS Attends Cracker Barrel’s 2019 Managers Conference

Fire Control Systems attended the Cracker Barrel 2019 Managers Conference celebrating 50 years of pleasing people since 1969.  We learned about the new developments within the organization and [...]

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What Does UL 300 Mean?

Underwriter Laboratories wrote a standard for restaurant suppression systems called UL 300 that outlines specific guidelines that must be met to receive a UL 300 label.  Each system manufacturer [...]