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President’s Letter

President’s Letter

Fall is my favorite season of the year. It could be that the days are still warm and the nights are a bit cooler. It’s also a great time for fresh vegetables, apple picking, and Oktoberfests. But for my wife and me, the best thing about fall is that our kids are back...
October Is Fire Safety Month

October Is Fire Safety Month

October is Fire Safety Month, with Fire Prevention Week beginning Sunday, October 6th and going through Saturday, October 12th. Since 1922, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has run an annual campaign to help educate the public on fire safety in an...
Two If By Sea

Two If By Sea

No time to write poetically about the sea, but we do want to share two quick maritime items… FIRST, AFP client Yank Marine got a great write-up in the New Jersey Record. Maybe it’s because Yank Marine is another New Jersey family-owned commercial business; maybe...

Staying on Top of Our Game

Brett Straten, President of Associated Fire Protection, sits on the board of the FSSA.  It seems like everything in the world today is changing at a rapid pace, and the fire protection industry is no exception. AFP makes it a priority to stay on top of the latest...
Fire Pump Service Bulletin

Fire Pump Service Bulletin

Important information regarding fire pump testing: Fire pump testing season is upon us. As many of you know, during testing a large amount of water is discharged. Pumps can discharge water at a rate of 500 to 1000 gallons per minute. Over the course of a performance...
17 Ways to Prevent False Alarms & Unwanted System Activations

17 Ways to Prevent False Alarms & Unwanted System Activations

When your fire protection system is working as it should, you should only have to think about it when inspection time rolls around.But when it’s not working correctly, you may experience one or more false alarms or worse, a system activation.Nobody likes nuisance...