Fire Alarm Feature: Smoke vs. Heat Detector

In daily conversation many of us use the terms heat and smoke detectors interchangeably when in fact they are two different things. As the names imply, smoke detectors react to smoke, whereas heat detector react to heat, and what are the situations where one is preferred to the other? Determining […]

August 16, 2021

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High Heat Areas

The dog days of summer are upon us and everyone has been feeling the heat. With this, people make sure to take extra care of things around the home or the office. Owners will no doubt check to see if the air conditioning is running properly or if the windows […]

August 16, 2021

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Lightweight Construction: What You Need To Know

Fire Sprinklers in Lightweight Construction: Affordable Protection for Affordable Materials Many innovations came along with the suburban boom of the mid-20th century.  One such innovation that made such growth possible – lightweight construction — is still as important today as it was 60 years ago.   Lightweight construction is a […]

March 8, 2021

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Smoke Detector Sensitivity Testing

Smoke detectors are a common yet critical component to a fire protection system. Like fire sprinklers, just because smoke detectors are present does not necessarily mean they are fully functioning. As time goes on, smoke detectors may lose their sensitivity, which is why NFPA 72 mandates that smoke detectors be […]

February 2, 2021

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Steps to Winterize Your Fire Sprinkler System in 2021

With winter here, it’s best to make sure that your fire sprinkler system is prepared for the drop in temperature. Ice will burst through pipes and, once thawed, will cause costly leaks. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you and your fire sprinkler contactor can take this winter to […]

January 7, 2021

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Holiday Fire Safety Burn Demo

Annual Christmas Tree Burn Demonstration  How one family’s tragedy can keep yours safe this holiday season Just one spark from an electrical cord, faulty holiday light, candle flame or an errant fireplace ember can turn a dry Christmas tree into a raging inferno in minutes — damaging your home and […]

December 1, 2020

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October is Fire Prevention Month

With so many families telecommuting and educating from home, it is more important than ever to make your home fire safe. To kick-off National Home Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, NJFSAB held a live Side-by-Side Burn Trailer demonstration on Oct. 1,  at the Morris County Fire Academy in Morristown, NJ.  […]

October 1, 2020

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Fire Alarm Strobes: What They are and why They Matter

Many who have had to exit a building due to a fire alarm activation have most likely noticed the strobe lights emanating from different locations near the ceiling. These lights, or strobes as they’re called by fire protection specialists, play an important part in ensuring everyone is alerted and that everyone has a way […]

September 22, 2020

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College Fire Safety

Young adults all over the country are getting ready to start college, but do they know how to be fire safe? “Every second counts when a fire breaks out, especially if you are not familiar with your surroundings as is the case with most new college students,” said David Kurasz, […]

September 3, 2020

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