What is Your Emergency Contingency Plan?
The sudden arrival of COVID-19 caught the entire world by surprise. This coronavirus shares 96% of it’s genetic code of the SARS pandemic of 2002-2003 that killed 779 people worldwide. So what does this have to do with fire safety and prevention? A great deal, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1600 is the standard that […]Read More
The Difference Between False Alarms and Nuisance Alarms
A false alarm by definition is a false report from a fire protection system that informs the local fire department. It is also a warning about something that failed to happen. A nuisance alarm on the other hand could be a smoke detector that has been alarmed. The alarm, however, is not considered a […]Read More
Are Your Parents Safe? Importance of Fire Safety in Assisted Living Facilities
As a leading fire protection company, Fire & Life Safety America is experienced in providing reliable life safety service to assisted living facilities. If you are in that stage of life with elderly parents residing in an assisted living facility, you should ask yourself on whether or not your parents are safe or not? Providing […]Read More
Importance of Life Safety Inspection Reports in Healthcare Facilities
The importance of Life Safety Inspection Reporting in Healthcare facilities is extremely important because they are required to meet NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) requirements in order to receive CMS funding. Loss of CMS Funding Notice of Medicare termination is devastating to a healthcare system’s bottom line and reputation. A hospital faced loss of Medicare and Medicaid funding because of a Centers for Medicare and […]Read More
Will Your Fire Doors Work in an Emergency?
A Fire Door is a door with a fire-resistance rating (also referred to as a fire protection rating for closures). Fire Doors are a critical element within a building’s passive fire protection system. They also have one of the greatest potential for failure due to the nature of their high frequency of use. The purpose […]Read More
Antiquated Monitoring Technology…Times are Changing
FLSA is seeing a big shift in the industry where more and more telecommunication companies are abating their maintenance and service programs supporting traditional copper phone line infrastructure to make room for state of the art “cellular” replacement options. As a leader in fire protection, FLSA has partnered with leading manufacturers, cellular carriers, and governing […]Read More
What is a Properly Functioning Fire Extinguisher?
A properly functioning fire extinguisher in the right place at the right time can make the difference between a small fire and a disaster. Although your place of business should have a licensed contractor inspect and tag your extinguishers every 12 months, NFPA 10 requires additional inspections. Fire extinguishers shall be inspected when first placed […]Read More
UL300 Kitchen Hood Systems
Prior to 1994, most commercial cooking involved animal fat. These deep fryers were poorly insulated which made cooking temperatures inconsistent. The extinguishing unit that protected those kitchens was a dry-chemical system which would smother the fire. Today, vegetable oils are used in commercial cooking. These vegetable oils heat to cooking temperatures very quickly. Today’s deep […]Read More