One of the key considerations to make when regarding your building’s fire protection system is choosing the best fire protection company to design, install, and maintain it. Before you hire a fire protection company, consider the following: Take an inventory of the fire protection systems you already have. Fire extinguishers? … Continue reading Choosing a Fire Protection Company in NJ
One question many business owners have is whether OSHA standards require that they provide hands-on fire extinguisher training. Usually people ask this question looking for a YES or NO answer, but unfortunately, the best answer is “It depends.” OSHA Fire Extinguisher Training Requirements Official OSHA guidelines state the following: “Where … Continue reading Do I Need to Provide Fire Extinguisher Training?
While this winter has been unusually cold, we’re no strangers to low temperatures here in New Jersey. Is your fire protection system designed to handle subfreezing temps? Cold Weather Fire Suppression System Design It’s important to remember that water in your fire sprinkler system is the same as water anywhere … Continue reading Winterizing Your Fire Suppression Systems
With all the bustle and commotion common to most hospitals, staying within fire code guidelines can be a struggle. But with so many lives on the line and with so many people who may not be able to move themselves, it’s extremely important that you make sure your facility stays … Continue reading Top Fire Code Violations in Hospitals
Different types of sprinkler are designed for different types of buildings, and choosing the right type is essential for maximizing your fire protection. There are six primary characteristics that define a sprinkler’s ability to control or extinguish a fire: Thermal sensitivity Temperature rating Orifice size Installation orientation Water distribution characteristics … Continue reading Fire Sprinklers: Standard Response vs. Quick Response
One of the most common questions we get about fire sprinklers is about their potential to damage a building. Such concerns are not unfounded—it is true that water damage can add up after a fire sprinkler goes off. However, the level of protection afforded by fire sprinklers more than mitigates … Continue reading A Note About Fire Sprinkler Malfunctions
When you are running a business, it’s easy to forget about things like your building’s fire protection systems. The following is a list of issues commonly found by fire protection system inspectors. Correcting what you can will help save you time and money the next time you have your fire … Continue reading Common Fire Safety Deficiencies
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