4 Things to Consider When Selecting Emergency Lighting

When constructing a building, there are many concerns that need to be taken into consideration. Otherwise, as a building or property owner, you can end up with serious problems on your hands, from safety concerns to potential lawsuits. Whether it’s alarms, fire sprinkler systems, or smoke detectors, there are many safety measures that should be considered during the construction process. Also …

The Importance of a Commercial Fire Sprinkler System

It is estimated that over 86,000 fires occur in non-residential buildings each year. These fires have led to dozens of deaths, hundreds of injuries, and billions of dollars in damages. Fires can largely be avoided, but as is part of life, sometimes mistakes and accidents can happen. This is especially true in commercial buildings, where there’s a lot going on …

Myths vs Facts About Your Fire Sprinkler System

Contrary to popular belief, fire sprinkler systems are not just a product of the modern age. They’ve actually been around for longer than you may realize. In fact, the first system was built over 120 years ago. Frederick Grinnell received his first automatic fire sprinkler patent as far back as 1881. With this long history, many popular myths and common …

A Quick Guide on How to Properly Use a Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are a lot like emergency services — you don’t take much notice of them until you need them. After all, they’re in almost every building you pass through on any given day. Chances are, each day, you walk by dozens without knowing it. But do you know how to use one should the situation arise? Surprisingly, many don’t. …

How to Test a Smoke Detector Quickly and Correctly

A smoke detector is one of the most important items in a home or building. This early warning device helps alert those inside to fire or dangerous smoke and gives them time to effectively respond, which according to the size and scope of the fire, may crucially include an evacuation procedure. If you’re a building owner, you’re well aware that …

5 Aspects of a Fire Hydrant Repair

There are over seven million fire hydrants in the United States. With so many in service in nearly every city across the country, some are bound to experience issues, which can lead to complicated problems when it comes time to use them. That’s why fire hydrant repair is so important. So what can cause damage to a fire hydrant? What …

Fire Hydrant Repair: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that in the state of Texas alone, 20,595 structure fires happened in 2010? That was a 4% increase from the previous year. And in 2015, Texas was one of 3 states that had the most deaths by fire. This statistic is sad, expensive, and often avoidable. If you own a building, this article’s for you. Regular maintenance of …

Why and When Do You Need Fire Sprinkler Inspections?

Fire sprinklers are often your first line of defense against the potential devastation — or even fatal consequence — of a commercial or workplace fire. However, if you fail to conduct the correct kind and amount of fire sprinkler inspections, your sprinklers could prove insufficient to defend your property. Without proper inspection of your life safety systems, you could be …

How Does a Smoke Detector Work and How Many Lives Does It Save?

Did you know that 7 people die every day from fires? What about the fact that approximately 20% of all fire deaths occur from inadvertent smoke inhalation due to a dysfunctional smoke alarm inside the structure? You may have already heard that having an operational smoke detector in a building can cut the risk of death by fire inside it by …

Fire Pump Shaft Alignment

While the installation of a life safety system to your property is a crucial line of defense against fire damage, you should remember this step is only half the battle. Regular maintenance and proper care for the system are essential to ensuring everything works exactly as it’s intended to if disaster strikes. A significant part of keeping all of your …