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2014-10-20 20:27:46

Various building codes require standpipes for fire safety; the supremely experienced team at FPG, Inc. can ensure they are properly installed and maintained LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Building Code, International Fire Code, and NFPA 101-Life Safety Code, require standpipe systems based on the use of the building or the height above or below fire department access. Yet, many building managers and property owners are only vaguely aware of what standpipes are...

2014-10-09 16:22:45

LONDON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Automatic Fire Sprinkler SystemsAn automatic fire sprinkler system is an effective tool to combat fire in a brick-and-mortar structure. In the case of fire, it reacts quickly and reduces heat, flames, and smoke, saving lives and preventing injuries and loss of properties. Automatic fire sprinkler systems are categorized as wet, dry, deluge, and pre-action sprinkler systems. Wet fire sprinkler systems are widely used in residential buildings,...

2014-10-07 23:11:45

Ever left the house wondering if the stove was turned off? SensorJet is crowd-funding on Indiegogo now to solve the home fire safety problem. Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Sprinklers are in every school, hospital, shopping mall, office building, and library around the world, but what about family homes? A few years ago, Graham Munro, a New Zealand businessman, almost burnt his house down after he got chatting to a neighbor over the fence and forgot the breakfast he’d...

2014-07-24 20:24:11

At Global Fire Technologies, Inc., you'll find fire safety equipment that includes expertly calibrated fire extinguishers that can be relied on when they're needed LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Global Fire Technologies, Inc., you'll find a leading company for fire safety monitoring, testing and installation of equipment such as sprinkler service in Tujunga, the San Fernando Valley, and all of greater Los Angeles They offer the kind of fire alarm inspection Tujunga...

2014-07-17 23:03:54

New and increasing regulations mandating the presence of fire equipment, coupled with rising export demand, will continue to support sales of industry products. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Demand for the Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing industry increased during the past five years, as the rekindling of the US housing,...

2014-06-26 20:21:02

The 2014 fire season in Southern California will be historically long and intense, underlining the importance of Global Fire Technologies, Inc.'s preventive efforts LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a desert climate like ours, defense against uncontrolled fire is always a top priority. That's why, for preventative fire monitoring, inspection and fire alarm installation, Tujunga and Greater Los Angeles-based property owners and building managers regularly turn to Global...

2014-06-11 20:23:11

ORLAND PARK, Ill., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early this morning, a fire tore through a home in an unincorporated area of southwest suburban Mokena, killing an elderly couple before they were able to escape their home. In addition, a Mokena police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after trying to rescue the occupants. Tom Lia, executive director of the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, says the elderly victims fell in the high-risk category for fire...

2014-05-30 23:05:10

Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., a national construction industry trade association, has named Paul Gibson, a fire sprinkler fitter with Piper Fire Protection, a National Craft Championship winner. Largo, FL (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., a national construction industry trade association, named Paul Gibson, certified sprinkler installation apprentice at Piper Fire Protection, as a National Craft Championships winner at its competition in...

2014-05-15 08:23:37

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a notification from UL that the Fire Sprinklers identified below bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The Fire Sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the Fire Sprinklers comply with any safety requirements. Although the fire sprinklers wrench boss is marked "TYCO" and the thermo bulbs are marked "JOB F5" the fire...

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...


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