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Looking across the skyline of Atlanta you will see a bustling southeastern epicenter of trade and commerce. But the view of Atlanta one hundred years ago was very different from the view today. A resilient city, the Atlanta of 1917 had rebuilt itself in the 50 years since General Sherman... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Fire Safety
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Many different industries have very specific fire and emergency safety procedures. Some of them are dictated by the kind of work. Some of them are dictated by the kind of materials and equipment used. Some of them are focused primarily on employee safety. Some of them must account for the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Fire Safety
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Do you remember your school fire drills? What about your yearly occupational safety and hazard employee training? Have you ever had to exit a building because of a valid emergency? A fire? A gas leak? A power outage? Another kind of threat? Was there panic? Were you in a familiar... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Fire Safety
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Every time a new building is built, it has to meet a multitude of requirements for safety. These requirements are dependent upon the use of the buildings. For example, a single detached home will have different requirements than a multi-unit apartment building. An office building will have different requirements than... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Fire Safety
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Fires can happen at any time, under a variety of circumstances. So when it’s time for a fire inspection, it is an opportunity to renew your commitment to keeping your business, employees, and patrons safe. Detecting fire hazards and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local fire codes are part... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Fire Safety
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Tis the season! Holiday decorations abound! We see the store and window displays! We decorate our home inside and out! We see city decorations along our streets! We all want to create a festive atmosphere in our homes and our workplaces, but we need to ensure that our homes and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Fire Safety
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Wood-fired ovens. They offer a certain rustic charm. And when we occasionally want something with that smokey or sometimes charred flavor, it is insanely delicious. Gaining in popularity, restaurants are offering more and more wood-fired delectables on their menus. From your authentic Italian pizza to celebrity chefs exploring new food... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Fire Safety
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If there is any time of the year to remember to schedule fire inspections for your home or office or review your emergency evacuation plans, then it is during Fire Prevention Week and Month. In its 10th decade, Fire Prevention Week continues its mission to promote public health and safety... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Fire Safety
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Every owner wants to protect his/her business to ensure continued, uninterrupted operations. Depending on the type of business this can include a positive working environment as well as emergency management plans to protect employees, customers, products, and buildings. Different industries require different safety precautions. When your business deals primarily with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Fire Safety
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Anyone who works in a kitchen knows that grease will build up. And if you work in a commercial kitchen, it can build up fast. Commercial kitchens tend to have many more specialized sections for prepping and cooking food to accommodate the sheer volume of meals that are prepared daily.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Fire Safety
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You’ve moved your business into a new building and you are reviewing your emergency management plan. Or you are going to build a structure for your business. Either way, fire protection will enter into the conversation. One of the primary aspects in fire protection for all commercial enterprises is a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at Fire Safety
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There is more to a fire alarm system than meets the eye. With its wild unpredictability, fire can wreak havoc on a structure. Catastrophes can be avoided with proper precautions set in place. Business owners should be aware of five details regarding fire alarms in their businesses. 1. Components Most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Fire Safety
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Fire suppression is just what it sounds like: to put an end to a burning fire. Fire is comprised of four components: fuel, heat, oxygen, and an uninhibited chain reaction (the feedback of heat to fuel to produces gaseous fuel used in flames). Removal of one or more of these... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Fire Safety
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You are probably unconsciously familiar with both emergency and exit lighting, but they are not the same thing. Both are vital to maintaining the safety of your business. Exit Signs An exit sign is a sign found in all commercial buildings and many high occupancy residential buildings. It indicates the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Fire Safety
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You have probably seen portable fire extinguishers around. You may have one in your kitchen, or noticed them in red boxes in the hallways at schools or in hospitals. Portable fire extinguishers are the first line of defense when a fire threatens. There are some important things to know about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Fire Safety
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Do you remember doing fire drills in elementary school? Teachers would review what to do and where to go; then there would be an unannounced fire drill sometime during the year, often more than once. As you got older, the fire drills continued in high school with more direction from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Fire Safety
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Do you remember participating in fire drills while in school? A super loud emergency bell ringing? Your teacher asking you to line up quietly and leading you out of the building via a specific route to a spot outside of the school and well away from the building? Did your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Fire Safety
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1. Provide safeguards The single most important thing a fire inspection does for your business is to protect your assets. Your property and equipment are valuable to your business’ daily transactions. The lives of your employees and your customers are your business’ lifeblood. Providing a safe environment for everyone and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Fire Safety
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If you own a restaurant, you probably have a restaurant hood system. Like any piece of regularly used equipment, your hood need to be cleaned. Often delayed due to other pressing business concerns, hood cleaning should be considered preventive maintenance and one of your top priorities. But what else do... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at Fire Safety
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In any business there are fire safety regulations that need to be maintained. Depending on the type of business, from gas stations to retail properties, offices buildings to health care facilities, fire inspectors perform basic safety checks to keep you and your business legal and safe. Following state-specific codes, fire... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Fire Safety
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Did you know that every bedroom should have a working smoke alarm? According to National Fire Protection Association statistics, half of all U.S. home fire deaths occur at night between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am. Further research showed that less than half of the questionnaire respondents knew... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at Fire Safety
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Most people are not aware how much goes into fire safety. From the home to the workplace, we are in need of protecting ourselves from catastrophe. One place that tends to be overlooked is the vehicle. There are fire systems that are specially created to make vehicles as safe as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Fire Safety
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Fresh, clean, safe water is the source of life. Oftentimes, the importance of clean water is overlooked until disaster strikes. These disasters can be monumental natural occurrences like drought, hurricanes, severe forest fires, and the like; but they can also be as simple as affairs affecting local homes and communities... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Fire Safety
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We have seen them used as the epitome of a classic high school prank yet these fire protection tools are from a laughing matter. One of the most powerful tools in saving lives, the manual fire alarm system is an effective method in regards to fire protection. Manual fire alarms... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Fire Safety
When it comes to fire safety, there are several systems that are designed to save lives. Knowing the ins and outs of a fire suppression system comes with time and experience; however, there are some basic bits of information that can help you become more aware of the type of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Fire Safety