You’ve installed your fire extinguisher throughout your office building and feel more secure in your fire protection methods. But can you test your fire extinguishers?
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Fire protection in warehouses and storage facilities is extremely important. As a manager of this type of facility, you have to ensure that your structure, equipment, and assets are protected in the event of an emergency. More importantly, you need to make sure that your employees and visitors are safe.
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If you have a room or area in your property which could receive more damage than it is worth from the water released by a sprinkler system in the event of a fire, you likely have a fire suppression system installed. Fire suppression systems use waterless agents to extinguish a fire quickly and with minimal damage to the assets, equipment, or machines within a room.
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The cost of insurance for commercial buildings can become unmanageable if you don’t take steps to reduce risks. Some important risks to consider as building manager include break-ins and theft, property damage and destruction, and threat of fires—which can cause severe damage and destruction.
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Did you know that having a fire suppression system that isn’t functioning properly is more dangerous than not having one at all? As a building owner or manager in Houston, you rely on these waterless systems to provide protection to sensitive areas in case of a fire.
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Fire protection in educational buildings is crucial not only to save lives, but to prevent major destruction of property and delays in the course curriculum. If you are the manager of an educational institute or facility, you should know the facts, hazards, and prevention measures when it comes to protecting your property from a fire emergency.
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If you own a large building or property in the Houston, Texas area, it’s important that your facility is protected in the case of a fire emergency. One component of effective fire protection is the installation, inspection, and refilling of commercial-grade fire extinguishers.
Fire extinguishers are a quick-response to control a fire that may break out in your office building, commercial kitchen, or production plant. But buying enough fire extinguishers to place throughout your property can get expensive. Continue reading “Fire Extinguishers in Bulk Sale” »
The hospitality industry has many significant issues when it comes to fire protection, prevention, and guests’ safety. The biggest factors come simply from the nature of the industry. In a normal workplace, management can ensure employees are trained in proper emergency procedures, how to use a fire extinguisher, and the like. But every day, hospitality businesses (such as hotels, tourist attractions, restaurants, etc.) see new people on property. As a building manager, your risk management plan has to take into account that a great number of people present during a fire emergency will have little to no training how to respond.
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When it comes to fire alarm troubleshooting, most people think the chirping simply means they need to swap out the batteries. However, this chirping is simply the fire alarm’s way of informing you there is a problem. While low battery power levels are the most likely reason, there are multiple conditions which can cause your alarm to chirp.
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The health care industry has many factors most businesses need not worry about—the biggest being fire protection. In most companies, if a fire breaks out, there is an evacuation plan in place (if it cannot be controlled by a fire extinguisher or sprinkler system) and the fire department is called. Hospitals, assisted living centers, and urgent care clinics, however, are filled with patients who cannot easily move themselves. This makes fire prevention as well as protection critical aspects of building design/layout, fire protection equipment installation and inspection, and employee training.
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