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A Brief History of Fire Sprinklers and Protection

Fire sprinklers are one of the most effective ways to prevent property damage and loss of life. Unlike fire extinguishers, fire sprinkler systems can address relatively large fires with minimal manual intervention. (more…)

5 Common Holiday Fire Hazards (and How to Avoid Them)

As the much-anticipated holiday season approaches, families around the globe are gearing up to celebrate with friends and relatives. Many conversations surrounding these upcoming gatherings will center around buying new decorations, deciding who will prepare what dish and planning visits to see loved ones.  (more…)

How to Prepare Your Building for Wildfires

You're not alone if you have recently googled “how do you prepare for wildfires?” due to concerns over the droughts. Now more than ever, it’s critical to learn how to keep your buildings and their property safe from fires. (more…)

5 Tips for Drought Season from Fire Sprinkler Experts

The question “can drought cause fires?” has recently generated considerable search traffic. This fact should be no surprise, as many areas of the United States are contending with ongoing droughts.  (more…)

4 Ways We Prep Your Fire Sprinkler System for Each Season

A fire can occur at any time, so preparing against emergencies all year long is crucial. A&A Fire Protection are experts in designing and maintaining fire sprinklers for any season, weather, or time. Let’s look at four ways our team can have your system ready to fight fires and protect your property 24/7: (more…)

A&A Fire Protection’s Guide to Employee Fire Safety Training

Proper fire safety training for your employees is critical. During a fire, every second counts, and your employees may have just minutes to act accordingly to minimize damage to property and loss of life. During the rush and sensory overload that often comes with a fire, it’s easy to panic; flames, thick smoke, heat, and danger can seriously impair a Read more

What to Expect with A&A Fire Protection

If you need to safeguard your home or business from fire, A&A Fire Protection can support you throughout the entire process. Our team provides a wide range of fire sprinkler services, all developed to keep you safe. From designing and installing sprinkler systems to scheduling required inspections or updating existing sprinklers, our system gives you the peace of mind that Read more

Five Professional Partners You Need for Your Company Building

Success is all about partnership. From having a proper electrical system to using decor that wows clients, it’s impossible to manage all of the details needed to create a successful commercial building on your own. Whether you’re the CEO of a new business or an established organization, it’s critical that you establish and maintain all the right outside connections to Read more

How to Handle Water Damage with Fire Sprinkler Systems

Installing a fire sprinkler system in your home or business gives you a necessary advantage during a fire. The system will begin extinguishing flames as soon as a fire is detected, helping to save your belongings from being destroyed by the fire. Though often overlooked, you need to remember that water is required to put out a fire—and moisture can Read more

My Building Isn’t Up to Code: What’s Next?

We all know that inspections are essential for keeping people and property safe. It’s possible that your building might not pass the test at some point. If your building inspection failed due to an improperly maintained sprinkler system, you might be asking, “what’s next?” Repairing and maintaining your sprinkler system will help you pass your next inspection. Still, it’s even Read more

7 Ways Fire Sprinklers Can Protect Your Building

Fire sprinklers save lives and property, whether in homes, offices, or other commercial spaces. Their design, placement, usage, and maintenance all contribute to your protection. To ensure that all systems are designed and installed correctly, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) maintains standards for sprinkler systems in the United States based on engineering principles, test data, and field experience. Additionally, Read more

Fire Safety Essentials for New Business Owners

Implementation of fire safety measures should be at the top of the list for business owners who recently opened or renovated a brick-and-mortar space. According to a 2020 report from the National Fire Protection Association, the number of fires ignited due to new construction or renovation has increased in recent years—but that doesn’t mean they’re unpreventable. The leading causes of Read more

Fire Safety Basics: How to Prepare Your Building or Office

In your busy work environment, fire safety is probably the last thing on your mind. Between meetings, assignments, and quarterly reports, you probably forget to pencil in time to talk about fire prevention measures. As a leader in your organization, it’s crucial to stay knowledgeable about fire safety to prevent and handle emergencies. Here are some fire safety tips to Read more

How to Keep Your Fire Sprinklers Operating Year-Round

Fire prevention is essential, no matter what time of year it is. It can be easy to fall victim to fire sprinkler problems without regular inspections. This type of equipment, much like any other machinery in your life, requires year-round checks to make sure they work correctly. Here are the steps that we recommend you take to keep your fire Read more

Requirements to Understand for Fire Sprinkler Safety

Mandated automatic fire sprinklers for residential constructions and commercial buildings are more common than you’d think. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) just released its 2022 requirements for fire sprinkler installation, and it’s essential to review the material for any relevant updates. These parameters will help you and your team ensure maximum fire sprinkler safety and efficacy for buildings of Read more

Event Space Safety: 6 Important Tips to Remember

In-person events have been long-missed over the past years, and it’s time we all got back together. For venue owners or event planners, safety should still be your top priority—in addition to creating an unforgettable evening. To make sure that everyone remains healthy and safe during your event, here are six important tips to keep top of mind: (more…)

9 Myths (and Facts) About Fire Sprinkler Systems

How much do you know about the fire sprinkler system in your space? You might be surprised by some of the false information across the internet that could affect your decision to invest in high-quality fire protection. If you’re considering installing a fire sprinkler system in your building, don’t be deterred by these common myths: (more…)

The Immediate Steps to Take in a Fire Emergency

According to the most recent 2020 estimate from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 111,000 workplace fires occur annually in the U.S., causing roughly 100 deaths, 1100 injuries, and 3.4 billion dollars in structural damage. If you’re a business owner with a brick-and-mortar retail location or office space, it’s crucial that you know which preventive measures to take against potential Read more

Understanding 4 Different Fire Protection Tools and How They Work

In any organization, each employee has a specific role or responsibility that is critical to their success. For example, an HR executive works to maintain employee wellness, while the IT manager keeps the technology equipment up to date. This microcosm of different individuals, skill sets and goals is what makes the company successful, and offers a very valuable lesson to Read more

3 Places You Need Fire Protection Equipment in Your Building

A fire at your business could be catastrophic. Fire threatens everything it touches, from loss of materials to loss of life. According to the US Fire Administration, there were over 1.2 million fires in the US in 2019, resulting in nearly 4,000 deaths and causing 14.8 million in damage. (more…)

Understanding the Different Types of Fire Sprinkler Heads

Fire sprinkler heads aren’t a one-size-fits-all component. A&A Fire Protection designers can select from four fire sprinkler heads with different capabilities to design your space’s safety system. We’ve outlined the four main sprinkler head types—along with a guide to components and aesthetics—for those who want to learn more about this important equipment. (more…)

Fire Sprinkler Design Services: Everything You Need to Know

Fire safety starts long before a fire could even happen. This is why insurance regulation or authorities having jurisdiction’s deficiency notice set parameters around fire sprinkler systems. Emergency risks decrease when you are fully prepared. (more…)

How Do Fire Sprinkler Systems Work?

Sprinkler systems are one of the best ways to protect your home or business from fire danger. According to the American Fire Sprinkler Association, fire sprinklers are considered the best method to fight the spread of fires and limit property damage and fatalities.  As a business owner, you need some fire protection in your office or warehouse. But how do Read more

What is involved in a fire suppression system installation?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported more than 100,000 structure fires across America in 2020, causing millions of dollars of damage.  Many of those structure fires were businesses. While it’s impossible to remove all fire risks, there are ways to make your business safe. A fire suppression system, for example, can provide reliable protection for your business assets.  (more…)

How to Provide 24-Hour Fire Protection for Your Property

According to recent data from the National Fire Protection Association, local fire departments across the U.S. respond to 120,000 commercial structure fires annually. In 2019 alone, these fires were estimated to cause 110 deaths, 1200 injuries and $4.3 billion in property damage. It’s important to realize that fires can occur anytime, including after-hours, weekends or holidays when no one is Read more

Fire Inspection Checklist: What to Expect and How to Prepare

In 2019, there were 120,000 fires in non-residential structures leading to 110 deaths and $4.3 billion in property damage. Fire prevention and protection programs can mitigate those losses. For example, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that sprinklers effectively control fire spread 96 percent of the time. Annual fire inspections keep businesses safe and avoid catastrophic damage. Regular inspections Read more

4 Essential Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

The kitchen is one of the most dangerous rooms in your house — making knowledge of kitchen fire safety a must for everyone. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries, causing nearly half of the home fires that result in injury and death.  These are frightening statistics, but Read more

How do fire alarms work?

You likely know that a fire alarm can save your life. But do you ever wonder just exactly how do fire alarms work? Why are they so effective? And what do I need to do to ensure they keep working? The numbers, unfortunately, don’t lie. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 41 percent of home fire deaths happened Read more

How to Choose the Best Fire Protection Company For Your Business

Fire might be closer to your business than you think. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire department in the United States responds to a fire every 24 seconds.  For business owners and operators, fire safety might be far down the priority list. It’s easy to be more concerned about winning clients and keeping a business afloat Read more

How many fire extinguishers do I need?

So, you want to keep your space safe from fire-related accidents—you’re probably asking yourself, “how many fire extinguishers do I need?” The short answer is: it depends on the building you’re talking about!  While there’s not a one-size-fits-all rule for extinguishers, there are effective frameworks that you can use to understand just how many fire extinguishers you need to ensure Read more