Fire Protection Blog
If you think it’s impossible for a fire to ignite at your business location, consider that in an average year, nearly 3,500 fires break out in office buildings across the US. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that these fires kill four civilians, injure 44 others, and cause $112 million in property damage each … Continue reading The Importance of Fire Protection for Your Business
As the owner or manager of a luxury apartment complex, you appeal to prospective tenants by offering high-end amenities and exclusive community services. However, it’s what happens behind the scenes to ensure the safety of your residents that matters most. This includes having the right fire protection systems in place. Apartment Building Fires According to … Continue reading Fire Protection Basics for Apartment Complexes
If you own a business or manage a building in the Southeast, fire protection should be among your primary concerns. One of your best defenses against commercial fires is to understand and mitigate your risks. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the five most common causes of fires in commercial buildings including cooking … Continue reading Common Causes of Commercial Fires
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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
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