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2014-07-03 20:20:43

A recent Disneyland fire emergency is a reminder that you needn't wish upon a star for top fire prevention Fire Protection Group, Inc. remains the leader in safety and prevention LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're a landlord or property manager, you're no doubt well aware of the necessity of fire prevention through the National Fire Prevention Association and the challenges inherent in passing rigorous NFPA25 testing requirements. While fire dangers in Southern...

2014-05-09 20:24:03

ORLAND PARK, Ill., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 7, a single fire sprinkler extinguished a kitchen fire in the Spinning Wheel Apartments high-rise building in Hinsdale. The fire occurred on the sixth floor of the 17-story building when a frying pan was left on the stove while the stove was left in the "on" position. According to Tim McElroy, assistant chief of the Hinsdale Fire Department, the fire sprinkler system allowed the woman and young child to escape safely...

2014-04-02 08:40:27

Smartphone, tablet and PC sprinkler controller available for Summer 2014 DENVER, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZBS Technology, a Denver-based software development company, today announced the launch of their flagship product, the RainCommander RC1200. The RainCommander RC1200 is a WiFi-enabled sprinkler controller that allows homeowners to run their systems from anywhere using an app on their smartphone, tablet or any other connected device. "Today people can control lights,...

2014-02-25 08:34:23

Frana Companies and CMP Development needs a fire sprinkler system installed for housing near University of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Frana Companies and CPM Development have selected Brothers Fire Protection for its new 333 unit housing project called WaHu Student Housing. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/MN70719) Brothers Fire Protection is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Frana Companies and CPM Development to...

2014-02-20 16:25:17

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, a fiery explosion occurred during a demonstration in a cooking class at Northside College Prep High School in Chicago. The fire occurred when students ignited a gas burner to heat hot chocolate. According to Chicago Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford, the fire shot up to the ceiling and the school's fire sprinkler system quickly extinguished it. Although five students were injured in the explosion, it could have...

2014-02-17 12:26:41

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Condo owners of the 42-story high-rise at 2626 North Lakeview Avenue in Chicago recently instituted the city's first full smoking ban in a high-rise condominium building, effective since January 31. The motive for the ban comes from the unsprinklered high-rise's recent fire history: a double-fatal fire in January 2007, a fire in October 2012, and a fire causing injury to a resident in March 2013. Smoking materials caused at least two of...

2014-02-14 12:21:20

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Rain for Rent has been serving the agricultural community in California since 1934. Through the decades, we've made many friends in the community, partnering with growers to provide effective, efficient irrigation systems. This drought affects us all and we want to help farmers get through it as painlessly as possible. Rain for Rent offers a variety of products and services from pumps, pipe, tanks, and filtration systems for industrial...

2014-02-07 08:26:19

Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC (ECS) is proud to introduce the patent pending ECS In-Line Corrosion Detector (ILD) for in-situ corrosion monitoring in wet, dry, and preaction fire sprinkler systems. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC (ECS) the preeminent provider of corrosion management products and services for fire sprinkler systems is proud to introduce the patent pending ECS In-Line Corrosion Detector (ILD) for in-situ...

2014-02-06 12:29:13

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased with the release of a study showing that the type of building construction material used makes little difference with respect to fire spread, injury rates and death providing the buildings have sprinklers and smoke alarms. The research report "Fire Outcomes in Residential Fires by General Construction Type," based on a study of almost 12,000 fires, has just been released by the University of...

2014-01-24 16:22:32

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The cold temperatures are upon us. Fire prevention bureaus and building departments can save their communities money in repairs and water damage by reminding local residents and businesses to simply check to be sure their fire sprinkler systems are protected for the colder weather temperatures, especially below freezing. The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board recommends an effective freeze-up prevention program that includes the...


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