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Not Convinced About the Importance of Underground Flushing? Read This!

A few months ago, we published the blog, “Why is it Important to Flush Underground Fire Service Mains?”, where we reviewed some of the many interesting objects (like hard hats, safety glasses, and rocks) that we have seen make…

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Collaborating with Fire Protection Contractors via the iPad

When we inspect a new construction site for fire alarms and sprinklers, we are a tool in the fire protection contractor’s arsenal. Our comments help insure the fire alarm and sprinkler contractors produce a fire safe, code…

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Using iPad’s Bluebeam App for Fire Protection Inspections

The iPad can be an incredibly useful tool for fire inspections and fire testing, but it requires some customization first. Through experimentation, collaboration, and experience with the iPad, we have unlocked more of the…

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Touting the iPad for Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression Testing and Inspections – Part 2

We rolled out iPads to key staff-members in 2012, and Jim Tuten received one of them. Jim opted to use the mobile device for his on-premise fire alarm and fire suppression inspections. The mobile device saves time and…

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Touting the iPad for Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression Testing and Inspections – Part I

About one year ago, I made a conscious decision to apply new information technology to fire protection engineering. That decision has transformed, and continues to transform, our processes in ways we weren’t even expecting.…

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How Can Due Diligence Reduce your Fire Risk?

What is Due Diligence? According to Wikipedia: "Due diligence" is a term used for a number of concepts involving either an investigation of a business or person prior to signing a contract, or an act with a certain standard of…

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How Do You Know If Your Fire Protection System Is Properly Functioning?

You may not know what you don’t know, but that doesn’t make you any less responsible. Many building owners and facility operators will hire the least expensive fire system inspectors they can find, under the assumption that…

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Fire Safety Solutions for Data Centers

Fire safety solutions are a major concern for data centers, according to Info-Tech research Group: A major consideration in any data center renovation is fire protection and suppression. These renovation decisions are not…

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Explaining the Importance of Commissioning Fire Protection Systems

In a NFPA Journal online exclusive, senior fire protection engineer Matt Klaus, highlights the definition of commissioning and explains: "At present there is no standardized approach for an owner to track the design and…

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FM-200 Extinguishing System

An electrical engineering and testing firm involved with a major banking facility recommended the fire consultants at Harrington Group to their long-term client. The client was becoming very concerned with the performance of a…

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