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When Lightning Strikes: What to know & what to do

Summer is here, and in many places, summer can mean severe weather and thunderstorms. With thunderstorms of course comes lightning. Most people know to go inside when there’s lightning to avoid...
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CertaSite collects more than 1,000 donations to benefit the United Way

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and life safety company, announced today that its charitable giving arm, CertaSite Serves, has collected more than 1,000 donation items to...
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Emergency Response Training All Employees Need to Know

With National Safety Month winding down, it’s important to stay consistent on safety training and drills for your employees. All companies, regardless of industry, need to be able to respond to...
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Safety Measures to Take Ahead of Fourth of July Celebrations

It’s that time of year again. The weather is beautiful. Families and friends are gathering for cookouts. Children are chasing lightning bugs. Summer is here. This also means it’s the season for...
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CertaSite CEO appointed to NAFED Board of Directors

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and life safety company headquartered in Indianapolis, announced today Jeff Wyatt, CertaSite CEO, has been instated as the Region Three...
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Benefits of Selling Your Fire Protection Company

After achieving success as a business owner, you may decide it’s time to sell your business. Maybe you’re ready to retire, maybe you want to hand over the reins and take on a smaller role. Whatever...
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How to Prepare Your Business and Employees for Emergencies

June is National Safety Month, so it’s the perfect time to examine your company's safety protocols.   With all businesses, it’s important to be prepared for any kind of emergency whether it’s a fire,...
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CertaSite Serves Partners with United Way for Donation Campaign

For our second quarter philanthropic initiative, we're supporting those in our communities who need a little assistance through a donation drive for the United Way. United Way brings people and...
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What is a Deficiency: Everything You Need to Know

It’s commonly understood that fire protection systems are an essential part of any facility’s life safety program and should not be neglected. Building managers and owners need to know what the fire...
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Growing Your Fire Protection and Life Safety Business

Growing a fire protection and life safety business is hard. It takes considerable effort and time. In the beginning, it means wearing different hats, doing all the small things. Handling service...
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CertaSite acquires Marine Fire Sales & Service

TOLEDO, Ohio - CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and life safety company, announced today that it has acquired Marine Fire Sales & Service (“Marine Fire”), a family-owned business in Toledo....
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Business Impact of Non-Compliance for Health Care

Health care compliancy relates to an array of topics. It could mean HIPPA, financial, or even technology. But in this case, we’re going to discuss health care compliancy in relation to fire safety...
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Acquisitions and Dedication: A Chat with CertaSite’s CEO Jeff Wyatt

For more than 30 years, Jeff Wyatt has poured his heart and soul into the fire protection and life safety industry. He has climbed the corporate ladder and now resides at the top as CertaSite’s CEO.  
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What Fire Safety Systems are Right for Your Environment

Fire safety isn’t a one-size-fits-all. Different systems work in different building environments. Preparing your business against the threat of fire is one of the most important things you can do....
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'CertaSite Serves' donates more than 4,400 animal supplies to local Humane Societies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and life safety company, announced today that its charitable giving arm, CertaSite Serves, has collected more than 4,400 animal supplies...
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Why Deficiencies Matter

Workplace and non-residential fires can have significant consequences for a business. They can be devastating in so many ways for you, your employees, your customers, and the assets of your business....
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CertaSite welcomes Joe Kitson as Human Resources Director

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and life safety company, announced the hiring of Joe Kitson as human resources director. Joe will be based in Indianapolis at the...
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Inspection Cycles for Fire and Life Safety Systems

Fire and life safety systems are critical components of all commercial buildings. Though these systems are often taken for granted, it is crucial to make sure they are properly maintained so they...
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CertaSite growth continues with latest hires

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – CertaSite, a commercial fire protection and life safety company, has added three new employees to its Indianapolis, Indiana-based headquarters.  
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Surprise Joint Commission Survey: What You Need to Know

The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest health care accrediting body, currently accrediting and certifying more than 22,000 health care facilities and programs. It seeks to...
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History of the Firehouse Dog

Dogs and firehouses are synonymous with each other. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. One reason we’re doing our CertaSite Serves Humane Society Donation Drive is to give some love to...
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How COVID-19 Heightened Fire Code Challenges

You think your fire code compliance is in order. Everything is managed, maintained, and inspected according to the schedules and protocols. Your company has gone almost a year without any issues....
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CertaSite Serves is Lending a Helping Paw

2021 is here and CertaSite Serves is ready to get back to action! This quarter we're supporting the little, and big, critters who bring us so much love through a donation drive for local Humane...
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Fire Safety and the Outdoors: Portable Propane Heaters

March is here. Yes, it’s still cold. Yes, COVID-19 is still present. What does this mean? It’s not ideal to be outdoors, or in COVID-19 terms, indoors for that matter, in the winter months. Outdoor...
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5 Questions Your Fire Protection Company Should Ask You

Protecting your most important assets shouldn't be difficult. You want to make sure you find the right fire protection company to do the job. In our recent blog, we shared five questions you should...
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How to Protect Your Fire Sprinkler System this Winter

For most of the country, winter is here, and it won’t be leaving anytime soon. During these times, it’s important to ensure your fire protection systems and equipment are ready to withstand and...
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5 Questions You Should Ask a Fire Protection Company

Companies understand the seriousness and consequences that a fire can have on their business, assets, and employees. The consequences that may arise can include anything from property damage and...
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The Story of CertaSite

It all began with one company, four markets, and 40 associates. Today, we are 11 companies, 16 markets, and 350 associates. We’ve come a long way and we’ve grown so much. This is the story of...
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CertaSite Acquires Great Lakes Fire & Safety Equipment

Alpena-based business joins CertaSite, a fast-growing fire safety and life protection company (Alpena, Mich.) CertaSite announced today that it has acquired Great Lakes Fire & Safety Equipment, a...
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Employee Spotlight: Bill Holmes Promoted to Vice President of Field Operations

We are proud to announce the promotion of Bill Holmes to Vice President of Field Operations. Bill has been serving as our Director of Operations as well as our Integration leader throughout 2020.
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CertaSite Serves is Back - Join Our Toy Drive!

CertaSite Serves is back! And this time we're teaming up with Toys for Tots to support their annual toy drive. We are so excited to launch our holiday community initiative as part of CertaSite Serves...
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Honoring Our Veterans

We at CertaSite value the sacrifice and service for all those that put it on the line to serve and protect the many liberties we celebrate daily. Especially on Veterans Day, we take time to remember...
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CertaSite Acquires Starfire Systems and Starfire Extinguisher Company

(Franklin, Wis.)  CertaSite announced today that it has acquired Starfire Systems and Starfire Extinguisher, a family-owned business in Franklin, Wisconsin. The acquisition is CertaSite’s first in...
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How to Build a Life Safety Management Program

Like any mechanical/electrical system with many devices and components, life safety systems require regular maintenance, inspection, and testing to ensure performance and adherence to acceptable...
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The Importance of Fire and Life Safety

Last week was National Fire Prevention Week but reducing the risk of fires at home and at work is something we should all think about year around. Why is fire prevention important? There are so many...
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Nimble and Dedicated CertaSite Team Instrumental in Repairing Shipping Freighter After Fire

The Situation  It was 4:45 PM on a Friday–that time of the week when we start to settle down, wrap things up at work, and turn our thoughts to the weekend’s upcoming activities. It was September...
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Employee Stories: Jennifer Anderson's Journey

When Jennifer Anderson fires up her computer to start her day at CertaSite, she is aware of the journey that brought her from Akron, Ohio to downtown Indianapolis. It’s a journey that reflects...
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The History of Fire

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

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

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

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

(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

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...
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What are the Most Common Fire Code Violations in Manufacturing?

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

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...
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CertaSite Expands Reach with Second Ohio Acquisition

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...
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CertaSite Garnering Attention and Excitement as We Expand into Indiana

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.    ...
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CertaSite Acquires Approved Safety & Security, Inc.

(South Bend, Ind.)  CertaSite announced today that it has acquired the assets of Approved Safety and Security, Inc., a family-owned business with nearly fifty years of service in Michiana.  
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Meet CertaSite - Your New Partner in Fire & Life Safety!

In one of our most exciting updates to date, we are writing to let you know that we are in the midst of a big transformation. We are officially transitioning all of our companies to CertaSite. Since...
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Risks to Leaving Your Business Vacant and Unattended During COVID-19 

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been an unexpected situation resulting in nearly every state issuing stay-at-home orders to varying degrees and causing many businesses, facilities, and buildings...
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Building Maintenance Checklist - Time to Clean Up and Get Ready to Reopen!

With stay-at-home orders set to be lifted to varying degrees soon, building and facilities maintenance is of utmost importance as businesses across the country prepare to welcome back employees,...
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Fire & Life Safety - Why it's Deemed an Essential Business

As more and more states across the country are requiring that non-essential business shut down temporarily, there are a number of industries and services that have been deemed by their governing...
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CertaSite Acquires Company One Suppression

(Fulton, Ill.)  CertaSite announced it has acquired Company One Suppression, Inc. an established fire protection and life safety company that serves the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.  
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CertaSite Acquires Spears Fire & Safety

(Ann Arbor, MI.)  CertaSite announced it has acquired Spears Fire & Safety, an established fire protection and life safety company based in Ann Arbor.  
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CertaSite Acquires Field's Fire Protection

Grand Rapids, MI.)  CertaSite announced it has acquired Field’s Fire Protection, a fire protection and life safety company based in Grand Rapids.  
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A letter to our customers from our CEO about COVID-19

There's nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers and associates. As life safety professionals, our mission is to ensure we are protecting and saving lives, and...
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Newly-Launched CertaSite Names Leadership Team

(Indianapolis, Ind.)  CertaSite, a newly-launched commercial fire protection and life safety company, unveiled its leadership team today. 
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CertaSite acquires ABC Fire Extinguisher Co.

(Youngstown, Ohio)  CertaSite announced today that it has acquired ABC Fire Extinguisher Co., a family-owned business with a strong legacy of service in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. 
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CertaSite acquires County Fire Protection

CertaSite includes five Midwest companies; led by industry veteran 
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What are the Most Common Fire Code Violations for Hospitals?

Hospitals are busy places with a lot of activity happening at all times. With the ongoing chaos, being in compliance with fire code guidelines can be a real challenge, and one this is easy to...
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What are the Most Common Fire Code Violations for Commercial Buildings?

Each state has its own regulations and requirements that property owners and managers must adhere to or face fines for violations. When the inspector stops by the building, they will conduct an...
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What are the Five Most Common Fire Code Violations in Restaurants?

There are a lot of things a restaurant owner or manager must tend to, and one of the most important is the safety of the establishment and its customers. Since the restaurant kitchen is a common...
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CertaSite acquires Approved Protection Systems

CertaSite includes five Midwest companies; led by industry veteran (Kalamazoo, MI.)  CertaSite announced today that it has acquired Approved Protection Systems, an established fire protection and...
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New customer-focused fire and life safety protection company launches

New customer-focused fire and life safety protection company launches CertaSite includes five Midwest companies; led by industry veteran (Indianapolis, Ind.) CertaSite, a new commercial fire...
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