Fire Extinguisher Maintenance 101

Having a sufficient number of the right type of fire extinguishers present at your facility is important. Yet, without proper maintenance, these units may not provide the protection you need. Why? Your extinguishers must be kept in working order, otherwise they may fail to function at full capacity (or at all) when called upon to…

The Scheduled 2G Update and Your Alarm System

  You may or may not be aware that the cell towers in your local community are slated for an upgrade soon. Across the country, the current second generation (2G) cellular technology is being updated to third or fourth generation (3G/4G) equipment. This work is already well under way, with AT&T announcing their plan to…

Anatomy of Fire

Many people aren’t aware how fires start and spread throughout a building, but understanding the anatomy of fire and installing the correct equipment (like smoke detectors and suppression systems) beforehand, can allow you to better protect your property from damage.  The FireTetrahedron The four components that must be present for a fire to occur are…

How to Properly Use a Fire Extinguisher

To comply with OSHA standards, and to maintain safety at all times, your workplace should be equipped with several fire extinguishers (1). While this is an excellent first step, knowing how to properly use a fire extinguisher is also essential. Why? When a fire occurs, you’ll likely not have enough time to read the instructions…

Your Clean Agent System Is Only As Good As Its Parts

If you have or are considering a clean agent system, you probably know the basics: an inert gas or chemical agent suppresses fires in spaces that house delicate equipment or objects, like electronics. As you might imagine, there’s quite a lot more to building a system that actually functions like it’s supposed to in order…

Is Your Fire Protection Equipment Really Keeping You Safe?

You know the sprinkler heads are there, and you see the extinguishers on the wall. The elements of fire protection are there, so surely you can feel good about how you’re protecting your business and everyone in it. Well, not necessarily. Just having the system in place isn’t enough. Think of it like an old…

Training the Authorities Who Enforce Life Safety Code

Who trains the experts? We do. For many years, Koorsen Fire & Security has been a resource for authorities having jurisdiction—the professionals who enforce the life safety code within a state. Those authorities include fire marshals, insurance carriers, building inspectors, and the like. Continuing education is a requirement for licensure of authorities having jurisdiction, and…

Fire and Security Solutions Made Easy for Property Managers with Specialized Attention

What one building needs, in terms of fire safety, is not the same as every other building. So having a dedicated contact to address all those needs means more immediate, personalized, customized attention. Now multiply that by six, or ten, or two dozen. Our property management consultants work exclusively with the individuals who juggle several…

Preparing for Fire Marshal Visits

There’s no telling when the fire marshal might stop by to take a good look at your business. Are you ready and up to code in every way? We know it’s easy to get complacent as more time passes between inspections, but we’re here to help. In one way or another, we deal with fire…