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Joint Commission Updates Fire Protection System Requirements

Effective July 1, 2011, the Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies healthcare organizations across the United States, has implemented new and revised fire alarm and fire protection system requirements for hospitals. The revised EP2 requires that hospitals...

Did you know? Facts and Information on Smoke Alarms

Did you know? Each year nearly 3,000 people die in U.S home fires.  A fire department responded to a home fire every 81 seconds.  Unattended cooking continues to be the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Heating equipment fires accounted for 16% of...

Smoke Detector Maintenance: Make sure you are not in violation.

Protect yourself and your family. In the event of a fire, properly installed and maintained smoke alarms will provide an early warning alarm to your household. This alarm could save your own life and those of your loved ones by providing the chance to escape. If you have a smoke detector with batteries it is extremely important to test your smoke detector once a month, and replace the battery once a year.