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TIME TO WINTERIZE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

Winter weather is here!  It is time to winterize your sprinkler system from cold temperatures.  Sprinkler components and pipes are vulnerable to freezing.  Fire sprinkler systems are less effective and responsive if they aren’t winterized.  It also increases the risk of pipes bursting which can cause severe water damage.  It is important to winterize your…

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RESTAURANT FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Restaurants have a high risk of fire due to their open flames, hot equipment, cooking oils, electrical connections and paper products. A fire can destroy a restaurant, causing lost revenues and possibly permanent closure.    Fire prevention and protection are critical to keep your business safe.  Here are a few restaurant fire safety tips to prevent…

Why Fire Safety Training is Important

Fire safety training can save lives.  It’s as simple as that.  Fires destroy property, cause injuries, and take lives.  A fire in the workplace can mean the termination of jobs since many offices and factories destroyed by fire are never rebuilt.  Fire safety training is about making sure everyone knows what to do in case…

high rise fire

ESCAPING A HIGH-RISE BUILDING FIRE

What do you do if you are on the 20th floor of a high-rise building and a fire breaks out?  Most high-rise buildings have fire and life safety systems designed to control a fire and lessen the need to evacuate all occupants.  High-rise building fire alarm systems are required to have emergency voice communication capability. …

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Fire Safety is Small Business Safety

A workplace fire can have disastrous consequences for small business owners.  Following fire safety laws can keep your business and employees safe.  You should be able to eliminate most fire risks by following these fire safety rules. Fire Exits  All workplace buildings must have at least two fire exits that are not close to each…

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MAINTAINING FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

Every second counts when a fire starts!  Having properly functioning fire sprinkler systems can mean the difference between people getting out safely and protecting your property.  A well-maintained fire sprinkler system buys the time needed by suppressing the fire until firefighters arrive to extinguish it.  That is why it is important for your sprinkler system…