Monday, February 27, 2017

360° VIDEO - Rhode Island Side-by-Side Burn Demonstration

The National Fire Protection Association filmed this live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, using a 360-degree camera. The video underscores how rapidly fire spreads in today's homes and how quickly home fire sprinklers, a requirement in all U.S. model building codes, can extinguish the flames.

For optimal viewing, access the video via the YouTube app on your phone and maneuver your device in different directions to see various aspects of the event. Watching the video on a Google Chrome web browser is also recommended.

For more information on home fire sprinkler requirements in your state or region, visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative site,

Thursday, February 23, 2017

How Often Do I Need To Test My Fire Alarm?

Most home and office owners install these to enhance overall safety measures which can benefit you in several ways. Irrespective of whether there is a smoke or beginning of a fire, the alarm will sound and help save many lives.

People are taught to react to the fire alarm by using special fire exit ways to reach safer ground. This is where and how fire exit signs help. Proper signs help people identify which way to go in order to reach safety. However, simply installing fire systems may not be enough. It is also important to test alarms regularly. Here's what you should keep in mind,

Once Every Few Months

Typically, depending on the kind of premises you are using the fire alarm system for, you should get it tested once every few months. If you are using the system in an average size office space, once every two months should be good enough.

If you are wondering how often to test the system in a warehouse full of goods, once every month or two months should be alright. Smaller premises like private residences or small offices can get away with testing once every three months. It helps to consult the maintenance company or place you bought the system from in order to get a better idea though.

It Depends on The Brand

Every brand will offer after sales services to service and check their fire alarm systems. Furthermore, every brand will have its share of dos and don'ts to follow too. You should read the manual of your particular system and see what the experts say. This will help ensure that you are following the correct care instructions and it will help your system to last longer.

The Kind of System Matters

The more advanced or complex your fire system, the more care it will need. A very high system should be serviced and tested every few weeks.

If you have an advanced alarm system it probably means that your premises needs more protection and faces a greater threat of fire. That is why you probably chose the system to begin with. If you have a simple system that is easy to use and install, maybe testing it once every few months should be sufficient.

The reason it is important to test advanced systems regularly is because you need to ensure every part of the system is in proper working condition. The more complicated the system, the more the wires and technology that need proper support.

What Does your Technician Say

You probably have a professional electrician or technician whom you consult when it comes to your fire alarm system, installation of fire exit signs, wiring and more. See what your technician says when it comes to the aspect of testing your alarm system. Some professionals may advise a monthly testing while others may seem once every three to four months is also enough.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Altivar Process Water Wastewater Success Story

Herning Water Utility has turned to Altivar Process to help them optimize their process and reduce their energy consumption.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Platform Of The Future - MG350 Smart X Actuator

This video describes the customer benefits of this new product offer from Schneider Electric - MG350, SmartX Actuator, Valves and Actuators, and Schneider Electric Field Devices.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tools That Power America’s Passion Mardis Gras

Join us in exploring iconic events nationwide that showcase the always impressive – and sometimes unusual – work that Klein-equipped professional electricians perform to make it all happen.

American depends on electricity. Electricians depend on Klein Tools. See more events at

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Burn Care Specialists Detail The Realities Of Home Fires

Dr. James Gallagher and Jamie Heffernan with the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center in New York City describe the painful aftermath their patients endure following home fires.

The solution to diminish these tragedies exists. Home fire sprinklers play a significant role in reducing death and injury from fire. Take action to support the mandatory use of this technology by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative website,

Monday, February 6, 2017

What Follows A Burn Injury? Specialists Detail Recovery Efforts

Survivors injured by home fires endure a lifetime of recovery. Dr. James Gallagher and Jamie Heffernan with the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center in New York City describe the aftermath their patients face and the healing power of linking survivors with their peers.

Home fire sprinklers have the power to prevent a lifetime of recovery. Help advocate for the use of this technology in your community by sharing these stories of loss and survival.