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The History of Fire

Sep 25, 2020 1:31:54 PM / by CertaSite Editor

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How often do you think about fires – fires at your home, your workplace or your favorite coffee shop? Once a week, once a month? For many of us, the answer might be “never” – and there’s a reason for that.

Fire prevention and safety has come a long way over the past several centuries – so much so that the idea of a fire happening at work or home might be far from your mind. But, fires used to be fairly common, and due to lack of preventative measures and awareness, they could quickly destroy entire communities or even cities.

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What’s the Difference Between Commercial Grade and Store-Bought Fire Extinguishers?

Sep 10, 2020 3:26:00 PM / by CertaSite Editor

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Properly working fire extinguishers are crucial to the safety of your business, employees and customers. When it comes to choosing the right fire extinguishers for your facilities, it’s important to understand the vast differences in equipment and what is needed for proper fire protection at your workplace.

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What are Fire and Life Safety Best Practices for Property Management?

Sep 4, 2020 1:55:13 PM / by CertaSite Editor

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No matter what type of business you are, there are rules, regulations, and fire codes that must be followed to ensure the safety of lives and other valuable assets. Property management is no exception. In fact, when it comes to rules and codes for those in the property management industry, it is imperative to know the requirements and best practices so you can ensure the safety of the residents who live and work in the buildings you manage.

Let’s dive deeper into some best practices for property management around preventing fire code violations, staying up to date on inspections, tracking inspection and service reports, and managing life safety across multiple properties.

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'CertaSite Serves' Collects More than 7,500 lbs. of Food and Essential Items for Communities Across the Midwest

Sep 2, 2020 10:19:59 AM / by CertaSite Editor

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(Indianapolis, Ind.)  Life safety and fire protection company CertaSite announced today that CertaSite Serves, its charitable giving arm, has collected more than 7,500 pounds of food and essential items as part of a recent company-wide food drive. The items will be delivered to food banks and community organizations in nine local markets where CertaSite has offices.

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Advanced Fire Company, Approved Fire Protection and Advanced Fire & Security Merge to Form Advanced Fire, a CertaSite Company

Aug 27, 2020 11:24:12 AM / by CertaSite Editor posted in Press

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(Greensburg, Penn.) CertaSite announced today that Advanced Fire Company, Approved Fire Protection and Advanced Fire & Security have merged to form Advanced Fire, a CertaSite Company.

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Understanding Your Fire Alarm Design & Installation

Aug 20, 2020 10:29:29 AM / by CertaSite Editor

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At CertaSite, fire protection and life safety is our passion. But we get that understanding and maintaining your fire alarm system doesn’t ignite the same level of excitement in everyone. That’s why we take our role as your fire alarm design and installation partner very seriously. We are here to ensure that the people and assets that are important to you are safe so you don’t have to think about it.

CertaSite is here to make your job simpler and easier. How do we do that? If you’re curious, read on to gain a better understanding of fire alarm design and installation.

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What are the Most Common Fire Code Violations in Manufacturing?

Aug 7, 2020 8:47:21 AM / by CertaSite Editor

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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), over 40,000 fires in manufacturing and industrial properties in the U.S. are reported to the country’s fire departments each year. While laws and fire codes vary from state to state, there are many that apply specifically to those in the manufacturing industry. Since manufacturing buildings and facilities are used to make things, they typically present a variety of different types of unique fire hazards and code violations to be aware of. 

Structure fires are the most common type of fire reported from manufacturing or processing properties. To be specific, vehicle fires, electrical distribution and lighting equipment caused almost a quarter of these structure fires, with heating equipment and fires from hot embers/ashes closely following.

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Can I Recharge Fire Extinguishers & Is It Safe To Do So?

Jul 10, 2020 1:14:06 PM / by CertaSite Editor

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Fire extinguishers are a great defense against small fires within the workplace, but in order to be effective, simply put, they must be operationally sound in the event of an emergency.  Because building owners and facility and property managers are not in the fire and life safety businessthey may not always be aware of the specific details surrounding the proper inspection and maintenance required for fire extinguishersThey also may not be privy to other building code-compliant requirements that are mandated by local, state and federal guidelines in order to protect their associates and facilitiesThese details are of the utmost importance when it comes to fire protection and keeping the fire marshal on your good side.

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CertaSite Expands Reach with Second Ohio Acquisition

Jul 2, 2020 1:50:51 PM / by CertaSite Editor posted in Press

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CertaSite proudly announced in May that we had acquired the assets of ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. hailing from Youngstown, OH.  

 

Frank Lordi, former owner of ABC shared with us, CertaSite and Riverside are the perfect partners to build on the foundation laid by our employees and customers.” He went on to say, Transitioning our business to CertaSite blends our unique industry knowledge with a technology-based platform that offers new product lines, is professional and rooted in best practices, and provides significant value for customers. 

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CertaSite Garnering Attention and Excitement as We Expand into Indiana

Jun 22, 2020 7:55:48 PM / by CertaSite Editor posted in Press

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CertaSite proudly announced at the end of May that we had acquired the assets of Approved Safety and Security, a family-owned business with nearly fifty years of service to Michiana.  

 

Philip Slatt, former owner of Approved Safety and Security shared with us, CertaSite and Riverside are the perfect partners to build on the foundation laid by our employees and customers.” He went on to say, “As I reached retirement, it was our top priority to find a company that we could trust to continue the tradition we established. Transitioning our business to CertaSite blends our unique industry knowledge with a technology-based platform that offers new product lines, is professional and rooted in best practices, and provides significant value for customers.” 

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