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  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Fire

    Fire safety consists of many key methods to follow to ensure a residential area or business is protected and maintained properly. It is important to stay informed about the basics of fire and what to do in case of a fire. Here are a few facts you may not have known about fire. In addition, check out some of the ways to avoid preventable causes of fires.

  • 15 Tips for Summer Safety Around the Home BBQ

    It’s that time of year again to break out the lures and the skewers. Summer is here, and with it, endless summer nights of grilling with friends and family. Thinking about safety around the home BBQ usually equates to making sure the grill isn’t near anything that could easily catch on fire and away, or at least monitored, if kids are playing. But home BBQ safety doesn’t end there. Here are a few helpful tips that, as a fire protection company, we want to share to keep you safe this summer before, during, and after using the grill.

  • 3 Things to Check to Prepare Your Fireplace & Chimney for Winter

    Relaxing in front of a fire on a cold night is one of the few true pleasures of winter. But without proper fire prevention safety steps, your chimney and fireplace could hold the recipe for disaster. Roughly a thousand people die every year in winter home fires that result in over $2 billion in damages.

  • 5 Reasons Why Now is a Perfect Time to Evaluate the Fire Detection System on Your Campus

    One step in fireprevention on educational campuses is education itself. Providing students and faculty with the knowledge of fire safety and prevention and how to properly respond in an emergency situation will go a long way. But in an emergency, time is a valuable resource between evacuation and arrival of our first responders. Since 2000, college campuses have seen 86 fatal fires claiming 123 lives at facilities or housing within 3 miles of campus. Between 2007 – 2011, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated average of 3,810 structure fires per year in campus housing facilities causing $9 million in property damage annually.

  • 5 Year Obstruction Inspection & Maintenance Service

    In 2002, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) strengthened the inspection code requirement for automatic fire sprinkler systems to help maintain proper service of these critical Life Safety systems.

  • 7 Simple Steps to Protecting Your Home From Kitchen Fires

    As the holidays approach, people are beginning to plan elaborate feasts for their friends and family. But did you know that nearly half of all home fires begin in the kitchen? On average that means about 180,000 fires a year causing roughly $7 BILLION in damages. Amazingly, fire safety and protection methods have current levels at roughly 40% of totals from just 30 years ago.

  • 7 Simple Steps to Protecting Your Home From Kitchen Fires

    As the holidays approach, people are beginning to plan elaborate feasts for their friends and family. But did you know that nearly half of all home fires begin in the kitchen? On average that means about 180,000 fires a year causing roughly $7 BILLION in damages. Amazingly, fire safety and protection methods have improved current levels to roughly 40% of totals from just 30 years ago.

  • A Simple Guide to Workplace Holiday Decorating Don’ts

    With the holidays fast approaching, people are looking for more ways to spread cheer throughout the season. One of the most common ways is by decorating their workspace. But doing so raises many concerns for employers with regards to workplace safety and overall staff morale.

  • As Winter Approaches So Does the Increased Threat of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

    When the weather turns cold there are plenty of danger areas to monitor to keep your family warm and safe. Home fires occur most often in the winter months and without the proper life safety and fire protection systems your loved ones could be at risk. But one deadly threat stands out among the rest because it is completely invisible and can affect you without your knowledge, Carbon Monoxide (CO).

  • Back to School Fire Drills and Student Safety

    Most, if not all schools these days are equipped with serviced fire safety systems in place in case of an emergency. If it’s a new school, it was built in as part of the code requirements. But for some old schools, the fire safety systems may need attention, or may be regularly maintained and serviced. If you’re concerned, contact your school and school district to be informed about their fire safety equipment and policy.

  • Beyond Stop, Drop, and Roll, What to Do If There is a Fire

    When it comes to fire, time is of the essence. Whether you’re at your home, a place of business or in a public area, it’s important to have a plan of action and know what to do in case of emergency. Stop, Drop, and Roll is taught early on, but avoiding contact with fire altogether and knowing how to escape to safety as quickly as possible depends on being prepared and educated. Also, knowing what fire safety equipment is available and how to use it can help bring peace of mind.

  • Business Fire Safety

    Safety in the workplace is a top priority for any business owner or manager. However, the daily work routines of offices and manufacturing sites can often distract the minds of those responsible for providing their employees with safe area to perform their jobs.

  • Campus Safety Tips to Prevent Fires During Winter Vacation

    With the holidays approaching, colleges and universities will be preparing for a very dangerous time of year. The mass exodus from dormitories leaves plenty of chances for fires to start in unoccupied rooms. Even though they are given explicit instructions, relying on students to take the proper fire safety prevention steps before leaving campus is foolish.

  • Cut the Cord…Advancements in Life Safety System Monitoring

    The way in which fire control panels have communicated with a central station has undergone significant changes. For more than 40 years, well recognized and commonly used plain old telephone systems (POTS) had been used for fire alarm communications. Today, however, these analog POTS are becoming obsolete and will ultimately be phased out. It’s no longer a matter of if, but rather when?

  • Developing and Implementing an Escape Plan for Your Employees

    When owning your own company, there are many responsibilities to oversee, including the safety and well-being of your employees. Developing and implementing a fire escape plan for your workers could potentially save their lives, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t get one in place if you don’t have one established already. Are you starting from scratch but not sure where to begin? Here is a simple list of steps to follow to create your own fire escape plan for your employees!

  • Different Classes of Fires And Your Best Chance to Beat Them All

    Fuel and oxygen are just two components for a fire to ignite and grow in an environment. Depending on the environment and the fuel present depends on the classification of a fire and how each fire should be extinguished. Knowing each class and how to handle a situation, should it occur, canhelp prevent loss of property or life, or help guide first responders to a better understanding of the situation.

  • Don’t Get Zapped

    But If You Do…We’re Here To Help

    At this very moment about 1,500 thunderstorms are occurring. Each may, at any time, can wreak havoc on your business—specifically your fire alarm system—if it not properly protected.

  • Easy Tips for Preparing Your Fire Safety System for Winter

    When the leaves are changing color and you start to wonder if this is the weekend when the clocks need to be turned back, it is also time to think about preparing your fire protection systems for winter. Taking the proper steps before the cold weather fully hits will save you the time and money of dealing with broken sprinklers and other components.

  • Famous February Fires and What We’ve Learned From Them

    Throughout history, house and wild fires have wreaked havoc on our lives and communities. However, with each fire we learn more about fire safety, maintaining fire systems, servicing fire equipment, and fire prevention. We here at Fire and Life Safety America are always interested in furthering safety procedures and learning lessons about fire protection. So, as we move into the month of March, we have taken a look at some of the biggest fires in February in the early 1900s, and taken note of why they happened and how they’ve impacted our society in fire safety and protection.

  • Fire & Life Safety America | Government Case Study

    The Situation

    A federal agency with multiple contractors for fire and life safety services identified the need for an increase in service efficiencies, lower contract costs and increased confidence in system capabilities.

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