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Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan

 

Fire safety is something that we feel very passionately about at AAA Fire Protection. Even with the finest in fire prevention and detection, disasters can still happen. Grease fires in an industrial kitchen setting can spread much more rapidly than you can imagine. Chemical fires in a warehouse or plant can billow out of control. While these instances can occur, there are processes and procedures that you can put in place that will help protect your operations, your employees and the long-term viability of your business. These steps will help you create a disaster recovery plan that will get you back in business quickly and without causing panic.

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Fire Protection Recommendations for Hotels and Restaurants

 

Fire protection is a serious matter for any business owner, but having the added responsibility of a large number of visitors or guests can really cause some headaches. There are people that — no matter the evidence to the contrary — believe that a fire alarm is always a test and refuse to leave their area or even hide out in a bathroom. Business owners are required to step in to ensure that everyone gets out of the premises safely and to minimize the damage to their property as much as possible. Managing the two directives at the same time takes skill, preparation and having a solid plan in place or you risk disaster. See how these fire protection recommendations for hotels and restaurants can provide peace of mind to business owners and managers.

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5 Steps You Can Take Today to Prevent Commercial Fires

 

Your business is incredibly important to you, and the thought of having a damaging commercial fire take it all away in a few moments can keep you up at night. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 113,000 non-residential fires reported in 2015 which caused 80 civilian deaths and over 1,400 civilian injuries. Direct damage alone accounted for over $1.3 billion dollars. The good news is that while frightening, the number of fires every year is down significantly from 1977, the first year that these statistics were tracked. In 1977 alone, there were a whopping 348,000 non-residential fires that resulted in 370 civilian deaths and 10 times that many injuries — not to mention $7.6 billion in direct damages (in 2015 dollars). This dramatic downturn in the damage caused and lives lost to fire can be attributed in large part to today’s advanced fire protection techniques. Here are 5 steps that you can take today to stop your business from becoming a fire statistic.

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Life Saving Spring Maintenance for Your Fire Protection System

 

Spring is a time of new beginnings, when plants and flowers blossom and there is an air of possibility throughout the world. The turning of the seasons and temperatures to warmer weather is also an ideal time to perform some necessary maintenance, such as checking your fire suppression systems. Just as homeowners are told to change the batteries and test their smoke alarms each spring, businesses also need to do a few standard checks to ensure that everything is in tip-top condition for the coming summer.

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How Do Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems Work?

 

If you have ever been through the aftermath of a fire, you know that the fire suppression system that you use can be incredibly effective when properly installed. However, the reality is that water and many oily chemicals can cause as much damage to your business as the fire itself! Fortunately, AAA Fire Protection offers an innovative approach to solving this problem — clean agent fire suppression systems. These chemical protectants are safe and reliable, and will help protect your electronics and furnishings while defending against fire. These high-tech waterless fire suppression systems work by targeting only the areas where they are needed and are the ideal solution for many business applications.

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Never Clean Your Commercial Kitchen Grease Filters Again!

 

Wouldn’t it be great if your staff never had to clean nasty, greasy filters again? This may sound too good to be true, but it’s a possibility with AAA Fire Protection’s commercial grease filter exchange. Many insurance companies have identified overly-greasy filters and hoods as a primary cause of dangerous kitchen fires, making this maintenance a requirement if you want to stay in full compliance with state and local codes. However, this task is one that your teams likely shy away from on a regular basis — putting off the cleaning and replacement of filters simply because the job is so time-consuming and messy. Fortunately, our teams have the important task of filter cleaning and replacement down to a science!

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Primary Types of Fire Protection for Your Business

 

Danger can assault your business from a variety of different places: in the form of hackers, theft, lost business and natural disasters such as fire and flood. While you can’t foresee every potential landmine, there are ways to protect your business from known issues such as fire. Even if your organization’s space is fully up to building codes, are you confident that you’re doing everything possible to keep from losing your income — and keeping your employees and customers safe? Here’s a rundown of the basic components of commercial fire protection and how they help support your overall business strategies.

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Insurance Benefits of Fire Protection

 

You work and sweat and sacrifice for your business, and it’s a terrifying fact that it could all be taken from you in a matter of minutes with an out-of-control fire. This scenario may keep you up at night, but there’s another interested party that you need to keep in mind — your insurance broker! When your business is fully protected based on state and local fire codes, then you you have an excellent reason to have a conversation with your insurance broker about some discounts. You can’t forecast when a fire could happen, but you can plan ahead and do everything possible to keep it from damaging your business. See how taking the appropriate precautions can help improve your business insurance outlook.

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The Passionate Team Behind AAA Fire Protection That Keeps Your Business Safe

 

Our customers will tell you, we are intensely passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest technology when it comes to fire protection. Whether that’s sprinklers or kitchen grease filters — our first commitment is to your safety. We’ve been focused on providing the best, most cost-effective and proactive fire protection to the Northern California area since 1974, and our customers see how seriously we take this responsibility on a daily basis.

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