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End of Life Planning- Fire Alarm System | School Fire Protection

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You may not have realized this, but fire alarm systems have a typical life span of about 15 years. Individual parts may have shorter life spans, but total fire alarm system replacements are typically required after 15 years.

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School Bus Fire Protection | School Fire Protection

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Bus fires are more common than you probably think. According to a December 2017 ABC News article, there are on average 379 school bus fires a year. That’s more than one a day. Installing an on board fire suppression system could cut that number down greatly.

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Annual Inspections | School Fire Protection

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As summer break approaches, the laundry list of school maintenance grows. One thing you should be sure to add to your to-do list is your fire protection inspections.

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How to Protect Food Trucks | Fire Safety

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In recent years, we have seen a change from traditional restaurants to mobile and stationary food trucks. Food trucks have less overhead than the traditional brick and mortar store front and therefore are less costly to get. Even though food trucks may be more cost effective, they still are a large investment that you want to protect. Installing and maintaining the proper fire protection equipment is vital in protecting your investment.

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How Can City Fire Protect Your Food Truck | Fire Safety

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As your ‘One Stop Shop,’ for all fire protection, electrical, security and life safety needs, City Fire is your go to when it comes to protecting your food truck.

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Fire Hazards on Food Trucks | Fire Safety

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There is nothing better than walking down the street on a warm sunny day and smelling the different foods being prepared on food trucks. Until recently, food trucks did not have to follow any codes when it came to fire protection. With the boom in food trucks over the last few years, fire protection has become a big debate.

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Fire Facts Seminar #26 | Recap

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On Thursday and Friday January 3rd and 4th, City Fire held Fire Facts Seminar #26 at Princeton University and Seton Hall University. During the two day event, 500 Fire Officials were educated on the Uniform Fire Code Updates in terms of Inspection, Testing and Maintenance as well as an introduction to In-Building Emergency Responder Radio Coverage Enhancement Systems.

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How to Decrease Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Pipes | Fire Sprinkler System

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The NFPA requires a 5 Year Obstruction Test for fire sprinkler systems to maintain the lifesaving equipment. Fire sprinkler pipes require 5 Year Obstruction Test to monitor any corrosion, obstructions, or Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) that may occur. There are a few ways to decrease the chances of corrosion compromising a fire sprinkler system.

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Why is a 5 Year Obstruction Test important? | Fire Sprinkler System

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In 2002, the NFPA began to require 5 Year Obstruction Test for fire sprinkler systems to encourage proper maintenance for the lifesaving equipment.

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What is a 5 Year Obstruction Test? | Fire Sprinkler System

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According to NFPA 25, “14.2.1.1 An assessment of the internal condition of piping shall be conducted at a minimum of every 5 years or in accordance with 14.2.1.2 for the purpose of inspecting for the presence of foreign organic and inorganic material.”

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