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The Importance of Fire Pump Testing

The Importance of Fire Pump Testing

Why a Fire Pump Test is Vital to Any Fire Protection System A building’s fire pump system is one of the most important parts of its fire protection system. In the worst situations, we turn to a building’s fire pump system to keep water flowing where we need it. It’s...

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The Life of a Fire and Life Safety Inspector

The Life of a Fire and Life Safety Inspector

What Does it Mean to Be in the Fire Sciences? When most people think about fire and life safety, they think about the extremes: house fires, firefighters, and wailing sirens. What people tend to not think about are the lives of the people who keep us from getting to...

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The History of the Fire Hydrant

The History of the Fire Hydrant

How We Get Water Where We Need It You’ve got fire hydrants on your street, you see dogs relieve themselves on them in cartoons (or in real life). Maybe you might even be unlucky enough to have gotten a ticket for parking in front of one (and there’s a great reason why...

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Your Next Fire Sprinkler Inspection Could Save Lives

Your Next Fire Sprinkler Inspection Could Save Lives

Regular Testing for Fire Safety and Fire Prevention We know that the jobs we perform are important. What we do on the job may seem tedious, but that’s how we know we’re doing the job correctly. While a technician might not have the most exciting day-to-day jobs, we...

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The Real Price of NOT Doing a Fire Inspection

How Much Does Fire Safety Inspection Really Cost You? In 2017, fires were the cause of an estimated 23 billion dollars in property damage. Damage not caused by wildfires falls to 10 billion, but with a price tag that large, the difference hardly matters. Fires can be...

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Commonly Overlooked Test Inspection Requirements

Commonly Overlooked Test Inspection Requirements

How to Know Your Fire Safety Inspection Technicians Perform Perfectly     No matter what your job is, or how important it is, there is always something lost due to human error. That’s why it’s especially crucial for those of us in the fire safety inspection...

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Welcome to the Fire Protection Podcast

The last few months have been very busy here at Inspect Point.  We continue to push out new features and enhancements that let our users organize, manage and grow their businesses better. A couple years ago the founders at Inspect Point discussed getting a...

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Fire Safety Inspections: Fire Extinguishers

Fire Safety Inspections: Fire Extinguishers

Make Fire Extinguisher Inspections Part of Your Fire Prevention Plan Fire extinguishers are a part of the fabric of our modern lives. We keep them in our kitchens, in our workplaces, and we hope we never have to use them. Part of OSHA’s safety regulations states that...

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Common Life Safety Code Violations

Common Life Safety Code Violations

Codes and Standards from the National Fire Protection Agency   The NFPA 101 document for Life Safety Codes is almost 1,000 pages long and is extremely comprehensive. While it can be hard to say there can ever be too much information on fire code and workplace...

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Types of Fire Science Degrees and What They Mean

Types of Fire Science Degrees and What They Mean

The Fire Science Programs Keeping America Safe In the old days, the only real requirement to become a firefighter was a high school diploma. But just like everything else, getting a college education is a serious leg up in a competitive world. And in this industry, a...

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