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How Long Should Your Fire Alarm System Last?

While not exactly a trick question, most people do not know the answer to the question of “how long should my fire alarm system last?” The answer to this question depends on a few factors. Full inspection by a qualified professional is needed regularly to keep it operating at peak…
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Emergency Lighting Requirements for Your Building or Structure

The purpose of emergency lighting is to ensure adequate illumination is provided when the power supply to the normal lighting fails. Emergency lighting is key in making sure people can exit a building safely in the event of an emergency. Emergency lighting illuminates the means of egress which includes stairs,…
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Are You Compromising Fire Suppression in Your Server Room or Data Center?

Technologies evolve regarding data centers and server rooms and, therefore, engineering systems that enhance them change as well. As an example, the HACA containment system, which stands for “hot aisle cold aisle,” was initiated to address the problems associated with small server rooms whose equipment may run too hot. Many…
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Fire Inspection Survival Guide for Restaurants

Local fire department officials perform annual inspections to assess and eliminate potential fire and life safety hazards in restaurants. One of the primary goals of inspections is to ensure that all required codes and standards are being followed by the eating establishment. NFPA 101, International Fire Code and NFPA 96…
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Fire Protection System Design: Five Steps to Project Success

A big element of running a successful business is ensuring that it is safe and secure in all aspects. This includes preparing your business for emergencies that haven’t occurred yet, such as fires. When starting the design process, your primary goals with a new fire protection system are to safeguard…
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Planning a Successful Fire Alarm System Upgrade

It’s a common scenario: a facility’s fire alarm system comes to the end of its operational life, necessitating an upgrade. For that upgrade to be a success, the new system must meet the budget, the code requirements of local and state governments, and the organization’s goals. If you are in…
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Fire Extinguishers and the Five Classes of Fire

As the owner of a business or commercial property, you have the responsibility to provide employees, customers, and guests with protection from fire hazards. You may think that if you have a fire extinguisher, you have what you need to put out most kinds of small fires. Unfortunately, that’s not…
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Emergency Evacuation Procedure Tips for Businesses

It’s mandatory for businesses to have a systematic response process in place for emergency situations. However, it’s not enough to just write down a procedure. Every employee in your building needs to know the emergency plan like the back of their hand in order to ensure safety. Here are some…
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Common Household Items That are Highly Flammable

Though it is common knowledge that certain items in your home (stove, chimney) are more likely to be the source of a fire, there are actually quite a few unknown household items that are highly flammable. Fire safety is important and it’s always good to be informed about these items…
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Commercial Fire Protection Tips

The best way to keep your building safe is to know the top commercial fire protection tips. When there’s a fire in the workplace, it can lead to panic, especially if people don’t know what to do and how to react. In this blog, Frontier Fire will highlight the top…
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