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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How Corrosion Can Cause Serious Problems for Water Based Sprinkler Systems

August 3rd, 2020

Corrosion in water based sprinkler systems (wet or dry) continues to be a major problem for building owners.  As the system ages corrosion of metal occurs due to exposure to oxygen.  As the old adage goes “what you can’t see can hurt you” definitely applies to corrosion of water based systems because it is not […]

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A Fire Protection Partnership versus A Vendor-ship

June 11th, 2020

Fully functional and operational fire protection systems are one of the most important lines of defense in every business; however, it can often be neglected. When deciding how you will select your fire protection company there are a few things to consider that should determine which company to pick. Peace of Mind Checklist Credibility How […]

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Coronavirus Reopening Buildings Checklist

May 19th, 2020

There is light at the end of the tunnel as recent announcements made by the federal government have led to the reopening of many businesses since the onset of the novel Coronavirus. As states receive further instruction, building owners and facility managers will soon be getting ready to reintroduce occupants to their buildings. Most of […]

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Navigating Fire Protection Needs During a Pandemic

April 7th, 2020

The opening lines of a poem by Kitty O’Meara… And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still  is an incredible depiction of the current challenges we all face with the pandemic of 2020. Fire […]

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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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