What is Your Emergency Contingency Plan?

March 23rd, 2020

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 […]

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The Difference Between False Alarms and Nuisance Alarms

February 17th, 2020

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 […]

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Are Your Parents Safe? Importance of Fire Safety in Assisted Living Facilities

November 1st, 2019

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 […]

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Importance of Life Safety Inspection Reports in Healthcare Facilities

October 7th, 2019

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 […]

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Will Your Fire Doors Work in an Emergency?

October 4th, 2019

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 […]

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Antiquated Monitoring Technology…Times are Changing

June 20th, 2019

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 […]

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What is a Properly Functioning Fire Extinguisher?

May 30th, 2019

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 […]

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UL300 Kitchen Hood Systems

April 17th, 2019

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 […]

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