from the potential hazards of a fire?
- Non-operational or lack of safety equipment
If your fire safety equipment is in disrepair, has not been tested, or has not had routine maintenance performed recently, it can put you and everyone in your office at risk. Your fire safety equipment, including fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems, etc., need to be tested annually to ensure they are fully operational. Additionally, if fire safety equipment is not available, specifically operational fire extinguishers, then you are leaving your building at risk. Having easily accessible fire safety equipment (and instructing your employees on how to use it) is one of the best ways you can help reduce safety risks in your office.
- Lack of safety training & emergency action plan
Installing an exceptional fire safety system will do very little if your employees don’t know what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency. Training your employees on how to use fire extinguishers and where to go during an emergency is crucial for complete safety. Additionally, it’s important to train your employees on what to do in the event of an emergency. Having an emergency action plan that details where to do, what to do, and who is in charge in the event of an emergency is vital and can be lifesaving.
- Improperly designed & installed safety systems
Not only does your building need fire safety equipment, it needs to be installed properly and to the exact specifications and requirements of your building (while also meeting all local codes and regulations). Your fire protection needs may differ from one area of your building to the next—for instance, if you have a commercial kitchen in a hotel, the fire suppression system used in the kitchen would be different from the fire suppression system used in the guest rooms. An experienced fire safety company can explain all of the differences between various types of fire protection equipment and systems and help you make an educated decision.
- Improper use of office equipment
There are many ways that people in your office will put themselves at risk, including misusing extension cords, using damaged power cords, and misusing space heaters. All of this equipment needs to be carefully monitored and used correctly to prevent the threat of fire and damage to personnel and the building.
Extension cords need to be properly approved by a certifying laboratory and only used to connect one device at a time. Power cords should be checked periodically for any damage or ungrounded cords. Personal space heaters must be plugged directly into an outlet and cannot be plugged into an extension cord or power strip.
- Blocked sprinkler heads
Your fire sprinklers are an integral part of your fire safety equipment, but if tall equipment is blocking the sprinkler head directly or objects are obstructing the spray of the sprinkler, you could be putting your office at risk. Nothing should ever be placed within 18 inches of your fire sprinkler. If you are unsure whether or not you are using your fire safety equipment in the safest manner possible, it’s important to talk to a fire protection company to learn more about proper office fire safety.
Sherry - Grand Rapids, MI
Nick - Roscommon, MI
Service Tech. installed a combo exit sign and emergency light. Service was quick, Tech was friendly and efficient.
Cindy - Grand Rapids, MI
Sean is professional and gets the job done. We appreciate his patience with us as it was a busy day when he visited. (this message applies to all the Satisfaction Surveys from Sean's visit)
Rob - Saranac, MI
Great Service/ Great Tech
Warner - Tekonsha, MI
Technician was excellent and very knowledgeable. Talked me through everything he was doing and how the system worked.
Kari - Hudsonville, MI
Poor planning / communication
Don - Traverse City, MI
2 people were scheduled to show up at 1:15 PM. One showed up at 1:15, the second could'nt make it until about 4:00. Nobody called and told me this was going to happen. I had to basically miss an afternoon of work to accommodate both guys
did a great job
Brian - Bay City, MI
very good company!
explained what he was doing thoroughly
Colleen - Greenville, MI
Friendly and Informative
Jen - Grand Rapids, MI
While Sean and I were waiting for the system to be set to 'test mode' he took the time to show me what I would need to do if the sprinkler system ever started going off and what I would need to do next ! I've been the manager here for the past four years and none of the other tech's have ever taken the time to show me these simple precautions in case of Emergency / accidental set off of the system by any individual.
Fire dept connection repair
Rob H - Kentwood, MI
Excellent service, team arrived told me what was planned, implemented, had a short closing discussion (I had not questions) and the job was complete.
Chris - Spring Lake, MI
Always a pleasure to work with them.
SEAN WAS VERY INFORMATIONAL AND HAD A GREAT PERSONALITY!
Dawn - Portage, MI
Luke - Grand Rapids, MI
Karen - Shelbyville, MI
The tech was very patient as we tried to get food orders out so he could do his inspection. Very informative.
Susan - Alanson, MI
Very thorough & knowledgeable
Dona - Big Rapids, MI
I am new to this site. It was nice that he new his procedures so I just had to fine keys & areas. I have not seen the costs yet.
Professional good service
Amy - Dowling, MI
Tyler Hyland provides good quality service in his inspection and repairs for our alarms.
very knowledgeable, great personality
Dan - Wyoming, MI
Jerry - Lowell, MI
System was in Alarm Upon arrival, Clipper St FACP was froze up and required cold start Reset. Restarted FACP and Reset System to all Systems Normal. While On-Site was informed that during remodel a horn/Strobe that was moved failed to function. After trouble shooting found that the wiring to the strobe was incorrect and corrected. And Tested System to ensure Horn/Strobe functioned. Reset System ***All Systems Normal and Reset *** Also Per. Dan would like a quote for his 6” Water Flow Switch so it can be Replaced
Emergency / Exit Lights and Portable Extinguishers Inspection
Inoperable Deficiency: The MS4 and power supply for the door holder is bad. Need a new MS4 panel and 10a power supply, with a aux relay that can power the 12 door holder in building 4328
7-18/7-19-2019 ALR UNITS REPLACED AND TESTED ***All Systems Normal and Reset ***
7-19-19 ALR UNIT REPLACED AND TESTED ***All Systems Normal and Reset ***
Replaced a total of 84 Smoke Alarms that were Deficient from Recent Inspection and all were tested. ***All Systems Normal and Reset ***
Portable Extinguishers Inspection
Emergency / Exit Lights, Portable Extinguishers, and Kitchen Suppression Inspection
Portable Extinguishers Inspection
Return (2) extinguishers pulled for service at inspection 7-16-2019
Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection (23 FE) Semi-Annual Kitchen Suppression System Inspection
Annual Fire Alarm Inspection Potter panel- 43 SD, 1 HD, 6 DD, 11 MP's, 1 flow, 2 TS, 39 HS's, 14 Strobes, 72 low Freq. HS's Need to access every room. Bailey center will provide chaperone to assist in entering rooms.
Semi-Annual Kitchen Suppression System Inspection Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection (27 FE)