Protecting your business and customers is of the utmost importance, which is why you’ve invested in a fire sprinkler system to help them get to safety in the event of a fire. However, fire sprinklers systems can malfunction or even fail, causing unbelievable problems for your business — and perhaps even resulting in a loss of life.
Having a dangerous fire situation escalate can often be prevented if you have the correct fire safety equipment available and in great working order. Your industrial fire extinguishers and cabinets are far different from the small fire extinguishers you might expect to find in a home or small office. These industrial-strength firefighting tools may be the only thing standing between your business and disaster. See how often you should be testing your industrial fire extinguishers and cabinets to keep them in shape to protect your assets.
When disaster strikes, you may have only minutes to safely make it out of your building and help others along the way. Smoke and fire can greatly reduce your overall visibility, making it critical that you have access to adequate lighting in the event of an emergency. Commercial lighting, together with proactive fire prevention and control measures, may mean the difference between everyone getting out your facility safely and having a serious injury or even death. Here are several benefits of adding LED lights to your fire protection plan.
No one wants to consider a world where active shooters can walk into your establishment or where a fire or other natural disaster can occur. When the unthinkable happens, your employees should be prepared to immediately render aid to those in need. The best way to ensure that your workplace is as safe as possible is to take the time to train your staff to handle basic first aid. Here’s 5 reasons why taking the time to build in first aid procedures will help your teams and customers stay safe at work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!