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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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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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NFSA PenJerDel Chapter Announces Publication of Briefing Booklet

The NFSA PenJerDel Chapter is proud to announce the release of its latest briefing booklet. This report highlights just a few of the several life-safety and economic benefits of fire sprinklers, as well as inspection, testing and maintenance topics. It also serves to dispel many of the myths surrounding fire […]

August 12, 2020

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Knowing Which Fire Alarm System is Right for You

On a surface level, fire detection systems appear to be very simple; when triggered, they produce a noise and, in some instances, a light to alert the occupants of a building. However, when it comes to the installation of these systems, there are many factors the contractor and the business […]

July 30, 2020

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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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