Avoid a Failure to Communicate…Wireless Monitoring Technology Update

December 1st, 2021

Farewell POTS and Hello Wireless Today, copper telephone lines that support POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) have become an aging infrastructure. If your fire and/or security monitoring services currently rely on this antiquated technology, the time has come to change. Phone carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, and others are no longer required to install or […]

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Fire Door & Fire Damper Awareness

August 17th, 2021

While many facility owners and managers are aware of the importance of the test, inspection, and maintenance of their life safety systems (fire alarm, sprinkler, suppression). Surprisingly, many are not aware that this also includes fire doors and fire dampers. An increasing number of fire marshals are requiring that fire doors and fire dampers be […]

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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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