Automatic Extinguishing Systems Save Lives

September 7, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

When a fire breaks out in your apartment building, vehicle or business, every second counts. Automatic fire suppression can help save lives. Instead of waiting for the fire department to arrive—and allowing the fire to spread in the meantime—automatic suppression systems can start attacking the fire as soon as it’s detected. Types of automatic fire suppression systems Sprinklers: You’re probably familiar with fire sprinklers—they’ve been a popular type of fire suppression system for decades. When the fire is detected, the sprinklers send water out into the room or rooms affected. This helps put out the fire, or at least prevent... View Article

Preparing for a Fire Safety Inspection

August 24, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Every 63 seconds, an accidental fire starts. Even minor fires can cause major inconvenience, as well as health issues, company downtime and other problems. They cause millions of dollars in property damage. When you own a business or other public building, an annual fire safety inspection is an important part of your yearly operations. Understanding what you need to do to pass, and how the fire inspections work, can take a lot of the guesswork away. Here’s how to prepare for your next fire safety inspection: Know your local fire codes: Every state and county—and sometimes even cities—have different fire... View Article

Restaurant Fire Protection Basics

August 10, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

If you own a restaurant, odds are you’re in it for more than the money. Restaurateurs often have a passion for the business that goes far beyond the bottom line. But it’s important to also consider aspects of the restaurant beyond the delicious food and drinks you create in the kitchen, or the quality of the atmosphere and customer service you provide. That includes making sure you have all the required restaurant fire safety equipment in place and ready to use. There are restaurant fire protection systems as well as restaurant fire safety equipment that you should have on hand... View Article

Fire Safety Tips for High-Rise Residential Buildings

July 27, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

If you live in a high-rise condo, there are some things you need to know about fire safety. These types of buildings have specific features that aren’t applicable to single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes or other types of dwellings with fewer than four floors. If you live in a multistory building, especially one with an elevator, it’s good to be prepared in case of a fire emergency. With that in mind, here are some high-rise fire safety tips. Hopefully, you will never need to apply most of these tips, but it’s especially important to note the tips about prevention to be... View Article

What’s the Best Fire Extinguisher for Your Home?

July 21, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Not many people realize that there’s more than one type of fire extinguisher. In fact, there are five different types of fire extinguishers, including water, foam, CO2, wet chemical and dry powder. While many homes and apartments come with a fire extinguisher, you may end up having to purchase your own. Certain types of businesses also require a specific type of fire extinguisher. In any case, it’s important to know everything you can about the different types of fire extinguishers so you can ensure you’re investing in the right one. Different types of fires Before choosing the right fire extinguishers,... View Article