Fire alarm systems require at least two power supplies: a primary source for normal operations and a secondary source to take over in case of primary power failure.

Article by Stephen Morshead – Inspections Specialist In moments of crisis, whether it’s a fire, power outage, or other emergencies, clear and functional exit signs can mean the difference between life and death. These signs guide occupants to safety, aiding in the swift evacuation of a building. However, their effectiveness relies heavily on regular inspection, […]

Article by Stephen Oliver, PE, MBA – Executive Vice President Transformers are the workhorses of the power grid, silently stepping up or down voltage to deliver electricity efficiently.  But these vital pieces of equipment also pose a significant fire risk. Transformer oil, used for cooling and insulation, is flammable, and internal faults can generate high […]

Fireworks have long been a staple of our celebrations, lighting up fairs, festivals, sporting events, and especially Independence Day. However, the "fire" in fireworks raises an important question: What fire protection standards are in place for the manufacturing, storage, and transportation of these explosive items? To answer this, we turn to NFPA 1124, the key set of guidelines ensuring safety in all aspects of fireworks handling.

When booking a vacation rental through peer-to-peer hospitality services like Airbnb or Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO), you may not have the same level of safety assurances as you would in a hotel.

This is a common question we receive all the time; Can you just give me a square foot price to sprinkler my facility? To provide an accurate estimate, we need to consider all the details.

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Article by Carlo Tanzola – Area Security Sales Manager and Dale Grant – Marketing Coordinator While the 1990s is often hailed as a Golden Era of American sitcoms, it can be argued that no two programs dominated the nation’s zeitgeist quite like Friends and Seinfeld. For a largely suburban dwelling demographic, these two New York […]

AI Security Trust or Threat

Article by Dale Grant – Marketing Coordinator Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a part of our technological landscape for longer than many realize, and it has now become an integral part of our daily lives. Despite the legitimate concerns surrounding its growing presence, the practical benefits of AI are undeniable. One area where AI is […]

Mobile Credentials leverage the use of advanced encryption technologies that a large percentage of physical credentials do not.

While they share similarities, the modern safety helmet has a myriad of benefits over its predecessor. From a design and functional standpoint, safety helmets are designed for activities prone to head injuries such as biking or mountain climbing. When translated to the jobsite, these are the perfect protection for working at heights when on a ladder or working at heights.

Every project requires a complex series of processes, each requiring tools, manpower and materials, it is easy to see just how quickly a construction site can become dangerous without a constant commitment to a Culture of Safety Excellence.

In a previous Oliver NewsBlog, we delved into the critical importance of the 5-year internal inspection/obstruction investigation. Now, let’s shift our focus to another 5-year requirement outlined in NFPA 25: the hydrostatic test of the fire department connection (FDC) piping.