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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...
When Should I Inspect My Fire Protection Systems?

When Should I Inspect My Fire Protection Systems?

Your fire protection systems should receive regular inspections performed by a trained professional. But how often should you inspect your Fire Protection Systems? When you commit to a schedule of inspections, small, easy-to-remedy problems that can potentially cause...
New Jersey Fire Code 2018 – July, 2018 Updates & Changes

New Jersey Fire Code 2018 – July, 2018 Updates & Changes

This is BIG news in the fire protection services industry. On June 1st, the state of New Jersey officially adopted the New Jersey Edition of the 2015 International Fire Code. The 2015 version (which, counterintuitively, was adopted in 2018) established several...