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Fire Protection & Maintenance in High-Rise Construction

Fire is something we all fear and respect and is the biggest threat to our homes and families. Although we fear fire, we fight it like an enemy. Residential and commercial structure fires have been fought by firefighters since the dawn of the bucket brigade. The science behind sizing up […]

March 1, 2022

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Fire Sprinklers and Battery Rack Storage

The world is driven by batteries whether it be a AA battery for the tv remote or a 150-pound battery that’s used to back up server power in a city high-rise. Batteries are used by the thousands every single day for multiple applications. The fire protection industry, specifically the fire […]

March 1, 2022

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Remote Video Inspection for Fire Sprinklers

The world we live in is saturated with machinery, both old and new. The common factor that ties both modern and antique machinery together is the need for upkeep to stay operational. In the case of the fire protection industry and fire sprinklers this is known as ITM, or inspection […]

February 16, 2022

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Smoke Detectors – Are Yours Ready for a Fire?

Smoke detectors are a common staple everywhere. Although they are on the ceiling and in plain sight, they go unnoticed and often are forgotten about. If the smoke detector is not hardwired, meaning it requires a 9-volt battery to operate, then it could fail when you need it most. Here […]

December 9, 2021

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Have You Taken Steps to Winterize Your fire Sprinkler System Yet?

Suggestions for Fire Sprinkler System Winter Maintenance: The days and nights are turning colder week by week. Before you know it the 2021 holiday season will be coming to an end, and we will be hunkering down for a long cold winter. Your buildings need your attention before it’s too […]

December 9, 2021

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2021: The Sounds of Fire Safety Learn the Sounds!  

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October […]

October 1, 2021

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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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