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Fire Pump Test Frequencies: Weekly, Monthly? When Exactly?

In recent editions of NFPA 25, the requirements for no-flow (churn) test frequencies have changed for electric motor driven fire pumps (only). Diesel engine driven fire pumps have always been required to run weekly for 30 minutes. This allows the engine to establish a running speed and confirm that no problems exist such as overheating or lack of combustion air for the engine. As always, it is best to observe problems during periodic testing than to discover them forensically after a catastrophic event. Running the diesel engine weekly for 30 minutes also consumes some of the diesel fuel, which is susceptible to deterioration over time.

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Happy 20th Anniversary Fire & Life Safety America! (History in the making of FLSA)

Fire & Life Safety America has come a long way since that initial meeting held in a local McDonald’s in Richmond, Virginia. The journey began 20 years ago as East Coast Fire Protection (ECFP) as a handful of gentleman sought a better way of providing reliable fire protection systems, design, installation and exceptional service to their customers. The planning process started even before office space was obtained, hence the need to initially meet at McDonald’s. The initial office space in Richmond did not have a conference room, and it did not take long before we needed a space to hold our larger, more confidential meetings. We found space across the street from our office in a space occupied by people who were willing to share their space and assist us in getting started. This space was the Fort Lee Baptist Church. As much as we tried to pay rent or make a donation, the church would not hear of it. A lot of gratitude exists to this day for their support. In addition, to the kind folks at Fort Lee Baptist Church was the law firm who worked in supporting our start up efforts and another special person who was the lone pipe fabricator at the time who consistently delivered for us. Without these folks who assisted us in our start-up, we never would have made it.

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Twenty Surprising Fire and Life Safety Statistics

Fires of all types occur on a daily basis across the USA so it’s no surprise that fire and fear are closely linked. Reading the blogs on this website is a quick and easy way to learn about fire prevention, fire and life safety and fire protection. The best weapon against fires is prevention!

We’ve compiled some information and statistics to help you practice effective fire prevention habits, understand the causes of fire, learn more about fire protection, and minimize your fear with facts.

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Fire Protection Services in Orlando, FL

Orlando, Florida, “The City Beautiful” or more commonly known as the “theme park capital of the world” drew more than 62 million visitors to its attractions in 2014. Orlando is considered the 24th largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the 6th largest in the southern United States. Its major theme parks include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland, and Wet ‘n Wild. Orlando is also known for its conferences and conventions, with the Orange County Convention Center being one of the largest convention centers in the United States.

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Fire Protection Services in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is the oldest city within the state of South Carolina. It was first called Charles Town, and it received this name based on King Charles II of England. Many people throughout the nation come to visit Charleston for its great views, history, culture, arts, attractions, and more. The city’s fire department has a total of 20 fire companies, 16 of which are fire engine companies and four of which are ladder companies. Read on to learn more about the impact of the fire protection services provided in historic Charleston and the fire safety services provided by firefighters working in the area.

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