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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Best Time to Install a Sprinkler System

    It’s never too late to install a sprinkler system for your residential, municipal, industrial or commercial, structure. Whether you’re planning a project and are seeking an estimate to implement with your design or you have a specific proposal in mind and are looking for pricing, it’s important to find a team with problem solving and project management skills and experience. Many times, fire code requirements become second-thought in the building process, so developing and evaluating a need for fire protection issues and code requirements early on will save time and be most cost-effective in the long run.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Fire & Life Safety America | Services | Inspection

    The proper design and installation of fire protection and other life safety systems is the first step in protecting lives and property.

  • Fire & Life Safety Systems | Solutions

    As a leading fire safety company, Fire & Life Safety America has deep experience with a variety of industries.

  • Fire Control Instrument Distributors | Installation

    Fire & Life Safety America offers competitive pricing—backed by years of expertise and knowledge—without sacrificing the quality and service that have been FLSA’s standard.

  • Fire Safety Week Roundup: Installing Smoke Alarms

    As part of our celebration of Fire Safety Week (October 4-10), we would like to join the discussion and look at the most crucial aspect of saving lives in a fire...detection. Did you know the first fire alarm was invented in 1890? Or that smoke detectors were not required to be in homes until 1973? Laws have evolved over time as fire protection became more affordable, but the effect is indisputable. Since 1980, the number of deaths from residence fires has diminished by roughly fifty-percent.

  • Fireplace Maintenance in the Summer

    Summertime is here, and although you are not using your fireplace, it should be maintained and kept clean for the winter months. There are many ways to take care of a fireplace to ensure that it is ready for when winter comes again. Maintaining a fireplace in your house is a key part of fire safety and is an important step to take during the warmer months to prepare for winter.

  • Fireworks Safety for This Year’s Fourth of July

    Fireworks are a common part of Fourth of July, which is an exciting upcoming celebration for the United States and of the nation’s history. While displays of fireworks can be great to watch, they come with potential dangers. More fires in the United States are reported on the Fourth of July compared to other days, in the average year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireworks resulted in about 17,800 reported fires in 2011.

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