What You Need to Know About Residential Sprinkler Systems

Chances are you’ve looked up in a school, store, or office and noticed a sprinkler head in the ceiling. These tiny, but powerful devices help save lives and prevent fire damage from growing exponentially in dollar value. Where you probably haven’t noticed these sprinklers is inside your home. In homes,…
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Frontier Fire Customer Appreciation Event a Success

The First Annual Frontier Fire Customer Appreciation Luncheon was held on August 29, 2019 and brought together leaders in the construction, development, and property management industries to hear two very special speakers, Alex Chaloff at Bernstein Global Wealth Management and Terry Bradshaw, NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback. The event was…
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Industrial Fires: 5 Tips for Reducing Threats

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), between 2011 and 2015, there were an estimated 37,910 fires at industrial properties each year. These industrial fires resulted in 16 civilian deaths, 273 civilian injuries, and $1.2 billion in property damage. Industrial fires are serious, but there are several things you…
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Are Your Fire Hoses NFPA Compliant?

All fire safety equipment is subject to rigorous standards for safety and reliability, and fire hoses — the subject of NFPA 1962 — are no exception. Despite looking like a relatively simple device, a fire hose is one of the most important lines of defense in firefighting. NFPA 1962 is…
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Understanding the Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem

What is a fire and life safety ecosystem? Like any ecosystem, it is comprised of elements that work together to achieve a functioning system — in this case, eight separate elements that have to do with fire and safety. Several of them are the responsibility of the government, while many…
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Fire Safety in the Office: Keeping the Kitchen Safe

Next to the everyday hustle and bustle of the average office, office kitchen fire safety is a secondary concern. However, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reports that just over one-fifth of office fires begin in the kitchen or cooking area. Twenty-nine percent are started by cooking equipment, the leading…
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Four Ways a Business Can Fail Its Fire Inspection

Fire departments around the United States perform regular inspections to assess and mitigate potential fire and life-safety hazards in buildings in their jurisdiction. Inspections vary in type and frequency from one city to the next, but there is one constant in the inspection process: the business or property owner wanting…
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Does Smoke Set Off My Fire Sprinkler System?

It’s easy to take fire sprinklers and fire protection systems for granted, but these devices are complex and amazing pieces of engineering which are far too often misunderstood and potentially misused, to the detriment of those operating near them. One of the most common and potentially problematic misconceptions people have…
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Fire Protection for Steel Structures

Our office building is a steel structure, and because steel doesn’t burn I shouldn’t have to worry about fire protection, right? That’s a common misconception. Damage can definitely be done to steel structures and the extent of damage depends on the size and temperature of the fire. It is always…
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