Four Ways a Business Can Fail Its Fire Inspection

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...
Does Smoke Set Off My Fire Sprinkler System?

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...
Fire Protection for Steel Structures

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...
How Long Should Your Fire Alarm System Last?

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...