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How Often Does a Fire Alarm System Need Inspection?

Like fire sprinkler systems, fire alarms require routine maintenance to ensure they are in working order. Luckily, most fire sprinkler contractors have fire alarm divisions that will install and service fire alarms. Having a fully functioning fire alarm system in addition to fire sprinklers offers a building owner a maximum […]

June 8, 2020

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Reopening Tips for Business Owners

The governors of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware have all announced separate plans for reopening and recovery in their states. For the first time in months, businesses will open their doors to customers in the wake of the coronavirus. While this opportunity for recovery is a great advancement for many […]

June 5, 2020

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Grill and Fire Pit Safety Tips

As the weather gets warmer and more cooking and family activities move outdoors, the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board reminds families to include fire safety practices when using your grill or fire pit. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that 57 percent of home grill fires occur between May and […]

May 27, 2020

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Fire Protection Systems: Facility Closing Tips

Fire Protection Systems: 10 Things to Check When Closing Your Facility As COVID-19 causes facilities to close, FMs should ensure fire/life safety systems are operational and protected from freeze up. Reaction to the fast-spreading COVID19 virus is causing many facilities to close across the nation. It’s important to remember that […]

March 30, 2020

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Stuck At Home? Tips To Keep Your Family Fire Safe

Making fire prevention a priority during the COVID-19 Pandemic Kids are home from school. Adults are telecommuting.  If you are facing a full house it is even more important than ever to make fire safety a priority in your home. “Fire doesn’t take time-off, even during a national pandemic,” said […]

March 29, 2020

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Avoiding Fire & Sprinkler Code Violations

Staying compliant with local fire codes is paramount to business and property owners. Even the smallest uncorrected violations could mean fees or—at the very worst—premises liability suits. The New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) has compiled a list of common fire code and fire sprinkler code violations for building […]

September 24, 2019

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Home Fire Sprinkler Week: May 19-25

How safe is your home from fire? Did you know that the majority of fire deaths in North American happen at home?  Last year in New Jersey alone, 52 people lost their lives to home fires, and 22 have died in home fires since the first of this year. Many […]

May 2, 2019

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Corrosion: What it is, and how to treat it.

You have ensured your property’s protection by installing a fire sprinkler system. Great! But now what? While fire sprinkler systems are designed to be as reliable and low maintenance as possible, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires an internal inspection on a system every five years to check for […]

March 25, 2019

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Fire Sprinkler Facts vs. Myths

In 2018, an average of one person died each week – a total of 52 people – as the result of residential fires in New Jersey.  These fires occurred in single family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, condos and townhouses.  The one thing that all these homes had in common was […]

January 28, 2019

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Challenging States to Ban the “Ban” on Local Fire Sprinkler Codes

It has been an uphill battle in New Jersey to get traction for the proposed “New Home Fire Safety Act” which after many months has finally cleared the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee and is now open to review by the General Assembly.  The NJ bill (A3974), sponsored by Assemblywoman […]

January 21, 2019

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Assembly Bill A3974 Moves out of Committee

The Assembly Democrats issued this press release about the “New Home Fire Safety Act” NEW HOME FIRE SAFETY ACT” TO PROTECT RESIDENTS AND FIREFIGHTERS,  PREVENT HOUSE FIRES APPROVED BY ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE Bill Would Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Single and Two-family Homes In 2016, 53 people in New Jersey loss […]

January 21, 2019

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Sprinkler Save in Berkeley Heights

TAPinto: Berkeley Heights Jan. 9, 2019 The Berkeley Heights Fire Department responded to an early morning structure fire at 81 Industrial Road on Tuesday.  The fire was held in check by the sprinklers, said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins. “The crews forced entry to a business to extinguish remaining fire, other crews […]

January 15, 2019

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Tips to Prevent Holiday Fires

Colorful decorations, twinkling lights, scented candles and of course Christmas trees help make the holiday season festive, but these same items can also increase the risk of home fires.   According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year firefighters respond to an average of 170 home fires that are […]

December 6, 2018

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Xmas Tree Burn Demonstration

Keeping families safe and preventing home fires was the goal of the annual Christmas Tree and Fire Sprinkler Burn Demonstration held at the Monmouth County Fire Academy in Freehold, N.J.   The event was sponsored by former Assemblyman John Wisniewski in conjunction with the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) […]

December 6, 2018

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High-Rise Sprinkler Report Released

New Jersey high-rises aren’t as fire safe as you think Survey finds that 495 high-rises in the state are not fully protected by a fire sprinkler system. Fatal fires in high-rise buildings continue to demonstrate the dangers associated with failing to install fire sprinkler systems.  These buildings present unique challenges […]

November 26, 2018

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A Win for Fire Sprinklers in Hollywood

The turkey was done, dishes were cleaned, and I was slowly slipping into that post feasting slumber.  I was flipping through what was On Demand and found the movie “Skyscraper” where Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson once again saves either the world or a portion of it.   I figured sure, let’s […]

November 25, 2018

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Appliance Fire Prevention

When you’re heating up leftovers in the microwave or running clothes in the dryer, you might not be thinking about fire, but you should.  Believe it or not, a wide range of home appliances can result in fires just through ordinary use. Between 2007 and 2011, U.S. fire departments responded […]

November 5, 2018

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Fire Prevention Considerations for the Elderly

Fire prevention is a topic we are all accustomed to hearing about at least a few times a year and especially if you have young ones still in school. Does fire prevention stop after grade school, high school, and college? Fire safety is an everyday necessity that should be on […]

January 25, 2023

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Anti-Freeze – Then and Now

Old man winter has settled in across the country for the next three months. With this change in season comes frigid temperatures and inclement weather. This drop in temperature creates obstacles for fire protection equipment, specifically, wet fire sprinklers in non-climate-controlled environments. In the past, wet systems in non-climate controlled […]

January 25, 2023

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A Deep Dive into the Christmas tree & Christmas tree Safety

The air is crisp and cold as a snowball, the wind is whipping the leaves across the lawn, the smell of burning wood in a fireplace is in the air. It’s November, it’s the holiday season! Families across the country are about to embark on the journey of preparing their […]

November 16, 2022

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October is Fire Prevention Month!

The month of October is fire prevention month every year. Towns and fire departments across the United States assemble and open the doors to the public for an educational outing on fire safety. Most fire departments will put on a static display of all their tools, equipment, trucks, and gear […]

November 16, 2022

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One Meridian Plaza – High Rise Fire Protection

The date is February 23, 1991, it’s about 8:20pm. It’s the middle of winter, everything is frozen to the earth. The smell of smoke is filling the air in downtown Philadelphia. If you were to be standing inside the lobby of One Meridian Plaza, you hear the sounds of a […]

November 16, 2022

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Campus Fire Safety

Highschool was a fun and fast four years that has flown by in the blink of an eye. A much-needed summer vacation has come and gone. Now, reality has set in, that time has come to fly the nest and set off for a new journey. College! Don’t fret, the […]

August 18, 2022

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Fireworks and BBQ Safety

The trees are green, the grass is growing, and the heat and humidity has settled on top of the area like a wet blanket. Summer has officially arrived. With the longer hot days of summer comes fun in the sun. A popular favorite is to host or attend a barbeque […]

July 5, 2022

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Cannabis Fire Protection

 Like everything else in modern times, things change at a rapid pace. The treadmill of life presents us with new challenges every second of every day. In the context of fire protection, the most current change to the regions landscape is the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. This new […]

June 14, 2022

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Home Fire Sprinkler Week

Home Fire Sprinkler Week 2022 – NFPA 13D Every year around the same time an entire week is dedicated to home fire sprinklers. In the case of this year, we can look forward to this special week May 15th– May 21st. What is Fire Sprinkler Week? Fire Sprinkler Week is […]

May 11, 2022

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Industry Codes & Standards and a look at NFPA 13

Codes and standards, what are they and how does it relate to the fire protection industry? There are many codes and standards in the country that cover a multitude of rules and regulations in many different disciplines that move the county forward daily. A code is a system of principles […]

March 31, 2022

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