Antifreeze in Fire Sprinkler Systems…What You Should Know

April 5th, 2021

By September 30, 2022, existing antifreeze solutions must be replaced by other means of freeze protection. This will undoubtedly mark the end of antifreeze in fire sprinkler systems. Designers must now clearly determine other options to continue protecting fire sprinkler systems in unheated spaces. Protecting the integrity of pipes in fire protection systems is particularly […]

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Are Your Smoke Detectors Too Sensitive?

March 5th, 2021

Most people simply expect and assume the smoke detectors located in their facility to “just work.” Without complete, scheduled sensitivity testing, there’s no better way to determine whether or not they’re functional and protecting your facility and occupants as intended. As with any electronic system but more specifically a fire alarm system, the system components […]

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Fire Pump Test Frequencies: What You Need to Know

March 3rd, 2021

In recent editions of NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 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 […]

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Defend in Place in Healthcare Facilities

January 14th, 2021

Fire protection is of the highest importance in keeping life and property safe. It is especially true in healthcare facilities where patients and staff defend in place. Fire & Life Safety America (FLSA) is the leading provider of fire protection in accredited healthcare facilities. What is Defend in Place? A strategy that is used mainly […]

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Fire Protection Reporting for Healthcare Done Right

January 7th, 2021

The Healthcare Solutions Team at Fire & Life Safety America ensures all inspection reports are compliant with applicable accrediting organization requirements, and stays up to date with changes in these standards.  FLSA Healthcare Technicians are in constant communication with the customer during an inspection or service call. All inspection frequencies meet the scheduled timeframe requirements […]

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Don’t Go from Boo to Boohoo says the NFPA

October 28th, 2020

Stingy Jack and the Pumpkin Are pumpkins a fruit or a vegetable? If you guessed fruit (which I did not), it is because fruits are a seed-bearing structure and pumpkins contain what I best describe as yucky stuff along with plenty of seeds so there you have it…a pumpkin is a fruit (though I will […]

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When You Change Your Clocks, Update Your Smoke Detectors

October 26th, 2020

With daylight savings time just around the corner, it is time to think about other ways to prepare for a new season, and that includes checking in on your household fire safety system. When you set back your clocks this season, it is a good idea to take a look at your smoke detectors and […]

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How to Winterize Your Fire Sprinkler System

September 9th, 2020

Winterizing fire sprinkler systems is a critical service needed to reduce the chance of issues associated with damage to piping because of freezing. Without checking your system, cold weather can cause your fire protection system to cease to function – or worse, burst! Fire Sprinkler System Testing FLSA suggests the inspection and test of all […]

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