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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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CertaSite Acquires Approved Safety & Security, Inc.

May 22, 2020 9:54:34 AM / by CertaSite Editor posted in Press

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(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!

May 11, 2020 11:36:02 AM / by CertaSite Editor posted in Press

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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 2018, CertaSite has been thoughtfully and strategically partnering with and acquiring fire and life safety companies throughout the Midwest-companies whose previous owners have built for many years (in some cases decades) and who have assembled a dedicated workforce and a strong local presence. We look forward to building on those solid foundations by offering employees development and career advancement, and expanded, tech-enabled services to support customers. CertaSite is proud to be a part of what the previous owners have spent a lifetime building and we will honor their legacies as we elevate their fire and life safety services to new heights. 

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Risks to Leaving Your Business Vacant and Unattended During COVID-19 

May 7, 2020 11:44:47 AM / by CertaSite Editor posted in Press

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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 to close and remain vacant and unattended while employees work remotely. This situation presents a new set of risks by leaving your buildings vulnerable and insecure. CertaSite wants to help by calling out common risks associated with leaving your buildings unattended, along with what you can do to mitigate those risks and the potential negative outcomes that could result.   

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Building Maintenance Checklist - Time to Clean Up and Get Ready to Reopen!

Apr 28, 2020 10:19:54 AM / by CertaSite Editor posted in Press

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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, vendors, and customers following lengthy closures from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CertaSite’s goal is to support you in your reopening efforts. With insight from top agencies and trade authorities, we have compiled a list of items that need to be maintained in your building/s and operations during your absence, as well as before you reopen, to ensure you are prepared for when your facility is ready to welcome employees and visitors back in again.

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