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FARS: What is it and is it required?

FARS has been around for more than 10 years, but, like many technological innovations, it is only now beginning to be more widely known – and even required in some buildings’ fire protection systems. If FARS isn’t already required in your area, it may be soon, so you should have…
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Why You Can’t Go Wrong Installing a Commercial Fire Sprinkler System

Each year thousands of fires in commercial properties like office buildings, retailers, or restaurants cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Most of these fires could be prevented with a commercial fire sprinkler system. A commercial fire sprinkler system protects everyone within your business facility — employees, customers, and…
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Will your fire sprinkler system function properly when you need it most?

Would you rather have a commercial building with a well-maintained fire sprinkler system or leave your business without protection from fire emergencies? A fire suppression system can minimize the damage to your company’s property and assets due to fire. More importantly, it can save lives. What is a fire sprinkler…
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Fire Danger on the Job: Keeping the Office Kitchen Safe

When you think of fire safety for your business, chances are you’re thinking about your fire sprinkler system or fire alarms. But have you given any thought to fire safety in the office kitchen? The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) states that over 20 percent of commercial office fires start…
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Fire Safety Laws That All Small Businesses Should Be Following

Small business owners have a legal responsibility to keep employees, clients, and customers safe. Actively developing and following fire safety procedures at your company can help you remain in compliance with local fire safety ordinances.  However, business owners often do not have a thorough understanding of domestic fire safety laws.…
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The 2020 Business Owner’s Checklist for Commercial Fire Safety

Ringing in the new year is the perfect time to review your business’s policies and procedures and improve them — including fire safety practices and systems. Ensuring your business has the fire safety protection it needs can help prevent damage or loss and ultimately save lives. The National Fire Protection…

Tips for Fire Sprinkler Maintenance

A properly working fire sprinkler can prevent a small fire from turning into a raging inferno — meaning keeping your system clean and properly working could be the difference between substantial collateral damages and more manageable issues. Sprinkler maintenance ranges from ensuring proper care regarding the unit and sprinkler heads…

Key Facts When Choosing a Sprinkler System for Pallet Racks

Choosing the right sprinkler system is crucial for any building, especially one that stores products in mass. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 1,210 warehouse fires occur annually. While these fires make up a mere 1% of all structure fires, they rack up an impressive $155…

Fire Safety Tips for Home

House fires are not just in movies and television. They happen all over the United States every year in alarming numbers. The National Fire Protection Agency reports approximately 374,000 homes catch fire every year. While the financial damage is devastating — around eight billion a year — it’s the lives…
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