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Water Mist vs. Fire Sprinkler Systems

Fire sprinkler systems put out or slow the growth of fires by drenching them and the surrounding area with water, removing heat and potential fuel sources.  Water mist systems work by cooling the [...]

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Laboratory Fire Safety

A laboratory at workplaces and educational centers uses and stores chemicals and materials that are highly flammable, toxic and sometimes explosive.  In order to prevent unplanned fires, [...]

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What is a Fire Alarm Inspection?

A fire alarm inspection is important because it can save lives!  The fire alarm system is designed to detect a fire and warn people of the danger.   It will close doors and shut down air systems [...]

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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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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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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 [...]

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Benefits of Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems

Fire protection systems sometimes damage or even destroy the items they are intended to protect.  Clean agent fire suppression systems were developed to prevent damage of equipment, records, [...]

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FIRE SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

In healthcare facilities, a fire can be devastating to the patients and workers.  Many people in hospitals can’t leave their beds because of their physical condition or medical status.  This [...]

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How to Put Out a Grease Fire

Grease fires are one of the most common causes of kitchen and house fires.  Knowing what to do is essential for preventing the fire from spreading.  What should you do if a grease fire happens? [...]

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Fire Safety in the Laboratory

A laboratory has a high risk for fires, especially if solvents are used and stored in the lab.  Having a fire prevention procedure to follow is essential to minimize the potential fire risks.  [...]

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