Fire Protection Blog

September 10, 2019

When is a Commercial Fire Alarm System Required?

Do you own or manage a commercial property? If so, chances are that you are required to have a fire alarm system for your safety as well as the safety of all staff, occupants, or customers. The National Fire Protection Association lays out the guidelines and requirements for commercial fire alarm systems by property/occupancy type (see NFPA 72). You may also need to adhere to specific regulations that pertain to your individual municipality or local fire department. Having a commercial […]
August 23, 2019

How Often does Fire Protection Equipment Need to be Inspected?

Just because you have installed the proper fire protection equipment does not mean you are adequately protected.  Fire protection equipment is required by local fire codes to be inspected and tested on a regular basis to ensure the equipment is working properly.   Fire Alarms The inspection of fire alarms varies depending on the equipment.  Some alarms need to be inspected weekly, some monthly, others quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.  The appropriate inspection schedule can be found in Chapter 14 of the […]
August 13, 2019
Active Fire Protection

What is the Difference Between Active and Passive Fire Protection?

It has become more apparent over the years how important it is to have adequate fire protection in every building.  For most people, what comes to mind when they think of fire protection are smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. However, these two elements only cover a small portion of the protection services you should have at all times.  There are many parts of a building’s fire protection that often go overlooked or are completely forgotten about. There are in fact […]
July 31, 2019
Fire Alarm Protection Services

What to Consider when Choosing Fire Protection Services in Schools

Safety is always of the utmost importance when choosing fire protection services, especially in schools. Both faculty and staff have the shared goal of keeping students safe and protected on school grounds.  In addition to faculty and staff being informed on the proper fire safety protocol, schools should make careful decisions both when installing fire protection systems, and scheduling maintenance, repair, and inspections of these systems.  Fire protection services should be appropriately chosen to invest wisely and prevent possible harm. The […]