- Fire Pumps are the Heart of the Fire Sprinkler System
Is yours properly tested and maintained?
If there is one component that could be considered the heart of a building’s fire safety system, it’s the fire pump. This apparatus drives adequate pressure and additional water volume to the fire protection system, including fire sprinklers, the first defense against fire, and they simply won’t work correctly unless enough water is readily available. Properly maintaining and testing the system’s fire pump ... Read more
- Don’t Allow Anyone to Put Your Monitored Fire Alarm System on Test Without Notice
Is improper testing putting you and your building at risk?
Fire alarm systems are critical – and complex – components of commercial buildings that need to function correctly to alert both occupants and emergency services agencies about a fire. Regular testing is necessary to ensure that they work when it counts. And essential to proper testing is for property managers to know when and how it will occur, and ... Read more
- Just the Facts: How Fire Extinguishers Protect Lives and Property
These defense tools prevent more tragedy and expense than you might realize
Everyone knows that fire extinguishers are an essential part of any life safety system, but few people realize just how important they are – and which types of extinguishers are best for dealing with different hazards and environments. Certain technologies are more effective on some fires than others, and it pays to know which are the most ... Read more
- Life Spans of Photoelectric and Ionization Detectors and the Importance of Replacing Them
Learn when to swap out old smoke detectors, and which types are better at what
Smoke detectors are a given in most structures, but are they being properly maintained? While most homes and business have fire safety alarms, some individuals don’t fully understand how these units work, which to purchase, and the necessity of testing and replacing them on a regular basis.
In fact, some owners or managers ... Read more
- The Importance and Benefits of Integrated Testing for Fire and Sprinkler Systems
Cost, convenience, and code: why these life safety systems need to be evaluated together
Fire safety and sprinkler systems are perhaps the most important elements of a building’s life safety apparatus, protecting a structure and its occupants when they need it the most. However, it can be a complex process to ensure that all components of your system are properly tested and inspected, and if not done right, they ... Read more
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