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Where Should Emergency Lighting & Exit Signs Be Installed?

As with most safety equipment, you don’t fully appreciate emergency lighting and exit signs until you need them. They are intended to illuminate the path in a building that leads to the exit, ensuring people can tell what doors to use to evacuate safely from individual rooms and ultimately the entire building. It’s easy to … Continue reading Where Should Emergency Lighting & Exit Signs Be Installed?

How Many Fire Extinguishers Does My Building Need?

Posted on: August 30, 2017

NFPA 10 Chapter 6.2 covers the rules required for the installation of portable fire extinguishers in commercial buildings. This is where you can find all the nitty-gritty details about how many fire extinguishers your building needs. The regulations are very particular and a little confusing, so the best way to ensure code compliance is to … Continue reading How Many Fire Extinguishers Does My Building Need?

The Importance of Fire Alarms

Posted on: July 28, 2017

Installing a fire alarm is one of the most prudent measures you can take to manage your fire risk. If you don’t already have a fire alarm installed in your Southeast commercial building, consider making this addition as soon as possible. Then, don’t forget the importance of ongoing inspections and tests. Reasons to Install a … Continue reading The Importance of Fire Alarms

Are Fire Sprinklers Effective?

Posted on: June 28, 2017

If you own a home or a commercial building, you might be wondering whether fire sprinklers are worth the investment. Are they effective at putting out fires, saving lives, and preserving property, or are they simply overrated? Let’s find out. How Do Fire Sprinklers Work? There are four different types of fire sprinklers: wet pipe, … Continue reading Are Fire Sprinklers Effective?

Fire Extinguisher Inspection Checklist

Posted on: May 31, 2017

If you own a business in the Southeast, you probably have fire extinguishers installed in strategic places as part of your fire safety plan. You already know to have your extinguishers inspected once a year by a fire protection specialist, but did you know you should be checking on certain things between visits? Once a … Continue reading Fire Extinguisher Inspection Checklist

Fire Protection Code Compliance

Posted on: April 26, 2017

When you consider the fire protection measures your building needs, you likely have several goals in mind: you want to protect your assets, eliminate loss of life, and make your building code compliant. Conforming to the codes and standards established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) lets you accomplish these goals. You may be … Continue reading Fire Protection Code Compliance

How to Prevent Commercial Kitchen Fires

Posted on: November 18, 2016

While commercial kitchens are a fast, convenient way to prepare food, they can also present significant fire hazards if not properly maintained. Commercial kitchens are often a hectic environment with high temperatures and flames. When you pair this environment with excess oil and grease, you might find yourself dealing with an unplanned kitchen fire! In … Continue reading How to Prevent Commercial Kitchen Fires

The Importance of Recharging Fire Extinguishers

Posted on: October 26, 2016

To keep your commercial property up to code and prepared to handle an emergency fire, it’s important to recharge your extinguishers. How often does this need to be done? To prevent device malfunction, recharging needs to take place both annually and immediately after use (no matter how much agent was used). During your yearly fire extinguisher … Continue reading The Importance of Recharging Fire Extinguishers

Fire Protection for North Carolina Businesses

Why is fire safety important for your North Carolina business? Fire protection is needed for two main reasons—to protect the actual structure of your facility, but more importantly, to protect your workers. Without a building or employees, there would be no business for you to run. Not only is it an ethical obligation for you … Continue reading Fire Protection for North Carolina Businesses

Unifour Fire & Safety Presents the Summer Concert Series

Posted on: May 24, 2016

As a resident of Charleston, you’re probably looking for a fun way to spend your time during the hot and humid summer months. If you’re ready to take on activities other than lounging on the beach, consider attending a concert at the Volvo Car Stadium! This outdoor venue is the perfect place to kick back and relax with … Continue reading Unifour Fire & Safety Presents the Summer Concert Series