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Is your Fire Safety & Evacuation Plan up to Code?

To protect your employees and comply with Ohio Fire Code, your company should have a fire escape plan. If not, take a few minutes to write one down and ensure everyone knows how to respond in the event of an emergency. Fire Safety & Evacuation Plan – it sits in the drawer with your employee […]

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Online inspection reports make staying in compliance easier

Web based inspections provide easily accessible and organized, documented proof that your life safety systems are up to date and performing properly. All life safety systems require inspections and maintenance to ensure they will function properly in an emergency to keep your people and assets safe. Traditionally, inspections are performed, and the manager or owner […]

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Understanding Doors: Balancing Life Safety, Security and ADA Compliance

When selecting doors for your facility, it is equally important to consider life safety, security, and ADA compliance. The following post outlines national standards for these issues, but you should always check your local code to ensure compliance when selecting fire doors. Life Safety Standards set by: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101’s Life Safety […]

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Grill Safety & Laws for Rental Properties

Current legal restrictions on grill usage at rental properties are in place to decrease fire hazards and protect tenants and property. Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires. Each year, grilling causes an average of […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detection

Today’s carbon monoxide detection devices are effective, trustworthy, and the only means to detect the odorless, tasteless, and deadly carbon monoxide gas. 68,316  Number of unintentional, non-fire related CO incidents reported to poison centers during 2000-2009 15,000 Approximate number of people treated for accidental CO exposure at emergency rooms each year (Does not include incidents […]

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Access Control – More than Electronic Keys

Business owners and managers are constantly working to identify areas of risk, and systems or processes that will mitigate that risk. An organization’s resources include personnel, and physical and electronic assets – all of which need to be safeguarded. Access control systems can be configured to protect your employees, property, equipment and valuable data from […]

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Cell Monitoring: Why you should upgrade your fire alarm panels now

Plain old telephone service (POTS) lines have served us well but are quickly coming to an end. As this technology becomes obsolete, communication systems that once relied on it – including alarm monitoring – are looking to cellular service as a replacement.   The end of analog lines is near. In December of 2009, AT&T […]

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Commonly Overlooked Test and Inspection Requirements

Life safety systems such as sprinklers, fire extinguishers, fire pumps, and fire alarms all have required tests and inspections to ensure they are running properly. Fire safety systems protect lives and property, and where they are required to be installed there is an authority (such as the AHJ or Fire Department) to inspect them and […]

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How to Perform a Monthly Inspection of your Fire Extinguishers

Have you ever noticed that paper tag on your fire extinguishers? Flip it over! That’s for recording a monthly inspection. All fire extinguishers are required by law to be properly inspected, tested and maintained. Fire extinguishers must be given a monthly visual inspection, an annual inspection and maintenance, and hydrostatic testing completed every 12 years. […]

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Standpipes: How to perform your weekly maintenance check

NFPA 25, Standard for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems, requires that a standpipe system be visually inspected on a regular basis.   If your building or facility has multiple levels or a large area such as an enclosed shopping mall then you may have a standpipe system. This water based […]