Fire Protection Blog

May 9, 2019
Emergency Exit Door

The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting a Fire Drill at Work

It’s a normal workday. Suddenly the fire alarm rings. You quickly move to the exit door and head to the assembly area with other employees. That’s the way a building evacuation should work, but only if your employees practice! U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires per year in office properties from 2007-2011, according to estimates from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Fire drills reinforce safety training procedures to get out a building quickly and safely. […]
April 30, 2019
fire training for kids

How To Use Fire Extinguisher 101

Most people are familiar with a fire extinguisher. You know what it looks like and where it’s located. But would you know how to use one if needed? By remembering to P.A.S.S. (Pull-Aim-Squeeze-Sweep), you can easily operate an extinguisher when faced with an emergency. The most common emergency in a small business setting is planning for a fire, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Fire extinguishers are an important element in the fire response plan for businesses […]
February 13, 2019
fire sprinkler system inspection

What are OSHA Sprinkler Violations & How to Avoid Them

When a fire breaks out in your facility, the sprinkler system plays an essential role in controlling the spread of flames before they cause extensive damage. Not only can fire sprinklers save employers thousands of dollars, but they also save lives. For these reasons, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues a number of regulations that require employers to maintain their fire sprinklers. OSHA’s regulations are there to ensure companies and employers are protected against fire hazards, but if […]