Over 20,000 Americans visit the ER each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home is smart, their effectiveness depends on you being able to read them. Fortunately, our fire protection contractors will be more than happy to…
We believe in preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. While no one likes to think about their house or apartment building burning down, it’s important that you and your family know how to stay safe in an emergency. The more prepared you are for a fire or…
Is it time to schedule your next restaurant hood cleaning? If you own a restaurant, it’s important to call on the experts of fire safety. We can help you come up with a schedule for restaurant hood cleaning that complies with requirements set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), state and local codes,…
You can’t see, smell, or taste carbon monoxide. Fortunately, we can help you find the best carbon monoxide detector for your home or commercial building. We understand that your family’s safety is a priority, which is why we encourage you to install carbon monoxide detectors (as well as smoke detectors) on every level of your home and…
Emergency lights are often overlooked until smoke from a fire makes it impossible to find the exits. Thankfully, emergency lights illuminate paths to safety to reduce risk of injury and death. Commercial buildings need emergency exit lights to comply with fire codes and standards. If you are installing emergency exit lights for the first…
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, about 3.7 million burglaries occurred each year between 2003 and 2007. At Fire Pros, our fire protection contractors understand that you want to keep your family safe, which is why we offer home security options. Many of our security systems are also used for commercial buildings so you can prevent theft…
Do you know how many smoke detectors you need for your home or commercial building? The answer may surprise you. Our team is dedicated to keeping you safe with the best fire protection system. While a commercial building requires a fire alarm system to stay up-to-code, residential homes can be overlooked. While we don’t like…
CCTV stands for closed circuit television. Instead of being publicly broadcasted, signals from security cameras are sent to private monitors for surveillance. If you are considering installing CCTV systems for commercial buildings or home security, it helps to know how they work. Continue reading to learn how CCTV cameras prevent theft while keeping you safe. For…
When you turn on the faucet, you expect water that is safe and clean to drink. However, potable water (also called drinking water) can be contaminated if it comes in contact with other sources. Keep reading to learn how backflow systems protect your drinking water from contamination. To learn more about how to protect…
Have you ever seen a TV show or movie where all the fire sprinklers in a building went off at once? In real life, fire sprinklers are designed to quickly put out fires while minimizing water damage. Keep reading to learn how fire sprinklers work and why your commercial building should have their fire protection…
According to the National Retail Federation, shoplifting and employee theft contributed to $48.9 billion in losses for US retailers in 2016. To protect your business, we recommend installing a security system to prevent would-be thieves. Not only do surveillance cameras and security alarm systems give you peace of mind, but they also help you save money. A security…
The last time you sat in a movie theater, you may have noticed exit signs illuminated in the darkness. Under OSHA regulations, a commercial building must have an emergency lighting system in order to be considered safe and code-compliant. Occupants of your commercial building must be able to find the exits in an emergency, which…
More home cooking fires happen on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year (followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve), according to the National Fire Protection Association. If you own an apartment complex, you’ll want to make sure that your building always meets fire safety code, especially during the holidays. In…
On November 2, 2017, Kidde recalled about 37.8 million fire extinguishers with plastic handles and push-buttons. Fire extinguishers under the Kidde Professional or Badger brands are not affected by the recall. The Kidde fire extinguisher recall also doesn’t affect fire extinguishers with metal handles or valve assemblies. Keep reading to learn if your portable fire extinguishers are part…
In order to keep your commercial building up to code, you’ll need to schedule fire extinguisher maintenance visitsfrom a reputable fire extinguisher inspection company. Fire extinguishers need monthly maintenance so you can count on them to work when you need them most. In this blog post, we will explain what kind of…
Not all commercial buildings need the same fire protection devices and systems. For example, an apartment building doesn’t need a special hazard suppression system designed for a computer server room. In this blog post, we will briefly explain how different fire protection systems work to improve emergency response times, save lives, and…
Restaurant kitchen exhaust cleanings prevent restaurant fires by cleaning grease and other debris from the hood, filters, exhaust fan, and duct work. The risk of a grease fire increases if you allow grease to accumulate. It also makes it harder for a kitchen hood cleaning company to clean down to the bare metal. Most restaurant kitchens are…
More than 20,000 Americans visit the emergency room for carbon monoxide poisoning each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it can quickly starve your body of oxygen, all the while being completely colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Thankfully, carbon monoxide poisoning is completely preventable when you…
It’s important to know where the fire extinguishers in your building or home are located so you’ll be prepared in the event of a fire. Below, you’ll find some of the most commonly asked questions we get from customers who are buying fire extinguishers for the first time or are simply interested…
Fire safety training for employees is one of the best investments you can make in your company. Not only will it help keep your workers safe, but it will also help prevent fires. In this blog post, we will go over some of the benefits of fire safety training so you can make an…
Whether you need fire sprinklers for new construction or are interested in updating your current system, you can only benefit from consulting with an experienced Grand Rapids fire protection company in your area. As a fire sprinkler installation contractor, we have answered lots of questions over the years about how fire sprinklers work to protect commercial buildings….
Do you own a restaurant? If so, you’ve probably got the number of a reliable fire protection company saved in your phone. After all the time and money you’ve spent making sure your business grows, make sure that you don’t overlook the importance of kitchen exhaust cleanings. Not only will kitchen hood cleanings prevent fires,…
If you own a commercial building, one of your primary concerns is making sure it is legal for occupancy. However, before you choose a commercial fire alarm system, you’ll want to consider the long-term costs of picking the least expensive option. A licensed fire protection contractor can advise you on…
A Grand Rapids man was rescued from a burning car thanks to a fire protection inspection technician from Fire Pros who put out the flames with the fire extinguisher in his car. The accident happened Thursday on southbound US-131 when a car lost control and crashed into another vehicle. Art…
If you own a restaurant, you know that it is your responsibility to have the kitchen hood exhaust cleaned. Not only is it important to keep up on kitchen hood exhaust cleanings for safety reasons, but also to make sure your restaurant stays up-to-code and running. We recommend that you schedule routine kitchen…
Nothing beats the pride of being able to home brew your favorite beer. However, many first-time brewers have a lot of questions about how to properly use CO2 tanks. You can usually buy CO2 cylinders from an experienced fire protection contractor, local home brewing store, welding supply store, or any other place that sells…
Fire alarm systems are a must for ensuring timely exits from burning buildings and preventing significant fire damage. When you install a fire alarm system in your building, make sure that you also schedule times for it to be tested by an experienced fire protection contractor. That way, if a…
Part of being a responsible property owner means preparing for the worst case scenario—preventing fire damage. If you own a commercial building, it’s important that you contact an experienced Grand Rapids fire protection company that will be able to help you protect your assets from fire damage. Below, we have listed some…
Are you prepared for a carbon monoxide leak? If undetected, carbon monoxide can build up inside your commercial building until it reaches deadly levels for both animals and humans. If you suspect a carbon monoxide leak in your commercial building, please call an experienced Grand Rapids fire protection company as soon as possible for the…
Your overall fire protection system is one of the most important things you have in your building. Between your fire sprinkler system, fire extinguishers, fire alarms and exit lights, it’s imperative you keep your systems in proper working order at all times. However, many people are unclear on exactly what their fire protection systems actually do and how they work. At Fire Pros Fire Protection, we want our customers to have the best information possible about their fire protection systems. That’s why we put together this list of the most common questions we get!
Quick response (QR) sprinkler heads are typical in high-density, light-hazard environments, including hospitals, assisted living facilities, office buildings, and schools. They are also often installed in residences. QR sprinkler heads respond faster to the flames below by activating at a lower temperature than SR sprinklers. They have 3 mm bulbs...
Standard response (SR) sprinkler heads are best suited for commercial or industrial buildings, including factories and warehouses. They activate individually to prevent causing water damage where there is no fire present. SR sprinklers take longer to activate than quick response sprinklers, requiring the heat from a fire below to reach a...
The price of a fire sprinkler system varies based on the size and type of fire sprinklers you install. In general, here are the costs you can expect: $1 to $2 per sprinklered square foot for new construction projects $2 to $7 per sprinklered square foot for retrofitting existing homes...
Most sprinkler heads contain a small bulb with a colored liquid inside. This bulb acts as a plug to prevent water from escaping out of the sprinkler. The heat from a fire causes this liquid to quickly expand. Once the pressure in the vial gets too high, the bulb bursts...
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), buildings with a working fire sprinkler system see an average property loss and risk of death per fire that is 50 to 66 percent lower than buildings without sprinkler systems. Broken down by industry, civilian deaths in sprinklered buildings between 1989 –...
The most important thing to do to keep your fire sprinkler in good shape is to have it inspected by a Fire Pros Fire Protection professional once a year. Frequent fire sprinkler inspection will help catch any problems with your system so they don’t prevent it from operating properly in...
While the exact number of fire extinguishers required for each building varies based on the unique layout and hazard level, as a general rule of thumb you should have no more than 75ft of space between Class A fire extinguishers and no more than 50ft between Class B fire extinguishers.
Every fire extinguisher has an alphanumeric rating that tells you what types of fires it can extinguish as well as the size of fire it can put out. The letters stand for the class of fire the extinguisher can be used against: A – ordinary combustibles (wood, paper, plastic, etc.)...
Normal fire extinguisher inspections are required once a month to make sure there is no obvious damage to the device and the fire extinguisher pressure is adequate. You can perform this inspection on your own – click here for more information about monthly fire extinguisher testing. In addition to monthly...
If you own a restaurant, you already know you need a special type of fire suppression system to keep your kitchen safe from fires. But did you know you also need a special type of fire extinguisher too? Fires that commonly occur in commercial kitchens, such as grease fires, are...
Yes. OSHA standards require any workplace that has fire extinguishers available for employee use must also provide an educational program for employees to familiarize themselves with the basics of fire extinguisher use and the hazards associated with it.
If you have sensitive electronic equipment, such as in a computer room or data center, using a water or a dry chemical fire extinguisher can cause as much damage as a fire itself. Instead, use a clean agent fire extinguisher such as a Cleanguard FE 36 (made by Ansul) or...
When properly maintained, a good fire alarm will last you about 10 – 12 years. After this long you should have your fire alarms replaced, even if they seem to be working – you don’t want to compromise your building’s fire safety. In addition, technological advancements are making fire alarms...
The biggest different between conventional and addressable fire alarms is customizability. Conventional fire alarms sit on the wall or ceiling and go off individually when they detect smoke or fire, making them perfect for small buildings such as individual offices or retail shops. Addressable fire alarms, on the other hand,...
There are two types of fire alarms: ionization fire alarms and photoelectric fire alarms. Ionization fire alarms detect flaming, fast-moving fires – curtain fires, trash can fires, etc. Photoelectric fire alarms are best for smoky, smoldering fires, such as electrical fires that start out behind walls. There are also dual...
Yes. Even though fire sprinkler systems are highly effective fire protection systems, they only kick into gear after the fire has already started and the heat has risen to a certain level. Fire alarm systems detect the presence of fire before the flames start, giving you extra time to escape...
A fire alarm monitoring service will keep tabs on your building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If one of your fire alarms goes off, the monitoring company will notify the fire department within seconds – you don’t even have to be there. Everyone has heard horror stories...
Most smoke alarms will chirp at regular intervals to indicate their batteries are low. If your fire alarms seem to be making noises randomly, there could be a number of things going on: The battery may be loose or improperly installed – make sure the battery fits properly in the...
Starting in the 1960s, Halon 1301 (halogenated hydrocarbon) became the industry standard for protecting high-value assets from fire without simultaneously threatening water damage. While Halon is fast-acting, doesn’t harm delicate assets, and requires minimal storage space, it depletes the ozone at an alarming rate and is potentially harmful to humans....
Cooking equipment is a leading cause of fire in a variety of industries, including restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools, offices, and mercantile properties. The high cooking temperatures, open flames, flammable oils and grease, and hectic nature of commercial kitchens make exhaust hood fire suppression critical for putting out flames that might...
The purpose of automatic fire suppression is to extinguish fires with no human intervention. This requires the system to detect fires and deliver an extinguishing agent all on its own. Heat detectors and thermo-bulbs are conventional methods of fire detection. Then, pressurized fluid stored in nearby tanks flows through a...
- AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction)
Organization, office or individual responsible for approving equipment, materials, installations and procedures.
- ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
Organization that oversees the development of consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems and personnel in the United States.
- Antifreeze Sprinkler System
Wet pipe fire sprinkler system that holds a small amount of antifreeze in the pipes to keep the water from freezing. When the sprinkler system activates, some of the antifreeze is discharged along with the water.
- Automatic Sprinkler System
Rire suppression system that operates automatically in response to the heat from flames. When activated, the fire sprinkler system douses the area in its effect radius with water.
- Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler System
Automatic fire sprinkler system that stores water in a central tank as opposed to in the pipes. Slightly increases sprinkler response time, and useful in areas where water stored in pipes can freeze.
- Fire Pump
Pump that supplies water to the fire sprinkler system.
- FM 200 Fire Suppression System
Clean agent fire suppression system with no effect on the ozone layer. Used as a replacement for Halon 1301.
- Stop Valve
Stops the flow of water from coming into the fire sprinkler system from the municipal water supply when the fire sprinkler system is not activated.
- Alarm Valve
Opens the stop valve when the fire sprinkler system activates, controlling the flow of water into the fire sprinkler system.
- Alarm Test Valve
Allows you to test your fire sprinkler system at shut off conditions.
- Pressure Switch
Enables the fire sprinkler system to alert the fire department that your fire sprinkler system is going off; monitors your fire alarm system by watching for a fall in water pressure after the alarm valve.
- Flow Switch
Monitors the flow of water through different sections of pipe within the automatic fire sprinkler system. If the flow switches sense enough water flowing, they trigger the alarm.
- Pressure Gauge
Measures the pressure within the fire sprinkler system. No real surprises there!
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Awesome service! They call annually to remind me this needs to be done. Tech is very friendly and quickly completes the inspection.
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I appreciated how engaged the rep was and taking the time to explain to me. He answered my questions very thoroughly.
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Not very many companies know how to achieve customer satisfaction, Fire Pro's Jason Zomerlei does a great job! I would invite him back anytime to take care of our needs!
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Fire Pros reached out to me to schedule my annual inspections since they were going to be in the area. I appreciate their forethought because things have been so busy, I hadn’t had a chance to call and schedule them yet.
Portable Extinguishers Inspection
Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection (15 FE)
Fire Alarm System Normal.Pug In Wall Style CO Det was beeping causing nuisance signal Due to low battery after Replacement of battery unit still chirps and requires replacement. Customer will replace unit
North stairwell: ITV 3rd floor mech room: Flow switch mechanically works but does not report to the panel. This quote is for an alarm tech to troubleshoot. If additional material is needed, a separate quote will follow.
Annual Fire Alarm Inspection (148 devices) (Simplex 4100U)
Portable Extinguishers and Emergency / Exit Lights Inspection
Need to return to replace (2) 1.2 V batteries approved onsite during inspection by Trevor
Annual Fire Alarm System
Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection (15)
System normal upon Arrival, Found Nac Circuit 1 Terminal 1 positive Wire was very loose. (Possibly causing intermittent Trouble) Re-Fastened Wiring, and Checked all Horn/Strobes for any damage or loose connections. Also Checked batteries. ***All systems Normal and Reset***
TBD: Furnish necessary parts and labor to complete required testing on (1) Class K extinguisher Emergency/Exit Light: Furnish necessary parts and labor to replace (1) combo light that failed
Completed survey for future inspections/Serviced Fire Alarm system
Surveyed For future Inspections and serviced building fire Alarm System
Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection (12 FE) Annual Exit & Emergency Lighting Inspection (7 units)
Alarm Systems Inspection
Install (4) new LED exit lights to replace old units - repair Emergency / Exit Lights Repair