#139 – Top Differences between Conventional and Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

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By Mary Raines, Anthony Medawar and Shawn Lee We know you want to make the best decision when it comes to choosing a Fire Alarm System for your building. Sifting through the detailed information can be confusing because there are many factors to take into consideration before committing to a…

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Fire Protection Strategies

by Alejandro Uribe Learn how to identify and apply the 6 main strategies for fire protection Fire is a real and present danger in society. The threat of fire in a built environment1 pushes those in the fire protection industry to continue to identify ways to reduce the likelihood of…

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#127 – Fire Alarm Detector Layout Part 3: Solid Joists

by Shawn Lee To continue our posts about detector layout, we will review how to configure a fire alarm system layout on ceilings that have joists, beams, other obstructions, or a combination of ceiling surfaces. In this post, we discuss solid joist construction and how that affects your heat detector…

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#119 – Fire Alarm Detector Layout Part 2: Irregularly Shaped Areas

by Shawn Lee References to NFPA 72 refer to the 2016 edition When we previously discussed fire alarm detector layout, we went through a series of square rooms/spaces to demonstrate how to place spot type fire alarm detectors, as shown in the example below. Following the spacing rules of NFPA…

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#101 – The Importance of Fire Protection – Why We Do What We Do

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by Bruce Agan, USAutomatic Fire and Security Bruce Agan, a fire sprinkler contractor in Carmel, Indiana, often recruits young hires from high schools and technical colleges.  The following is a story he tells to make known the importance of the fire protection industry….  It is a story that is pertinent…

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