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Best Fire Extinguishers for Your Commercial Location
Best Fire Extinguishers for Your Commercial Location As a business owner, safeguarding your employees, customers and property from fires is essential. An integral aspect of every fire safety plan is selecting a suitable fire extinguisher. However, with an array of choices in the market, it can be challenging to determine which type of fire extinguisher […]
Fire Extinguisher Location – Where to Place Them
Fire Extinguisher Location – Where to Place Them Fire is a dangerous and destructive force that can cause extensive property damage and even claim lives. Therefore, it’s crucial to have a fire extinguisher within reach in case of an emergency. Unfortunately, having one isn’t enough – knowing the correct placement of fire extinguishers is equally […]
From Smoke Detectors to Fire Extinguishers Discover the Essential Fire Safety Equipment
Discover the essential fire safety equipment you must always have, from smoke detectors to fire extinguishers. Fire safety is a crucial aspect of any home or business. No one wants to think about the possibility of a fire breaking out, but being prepared is essential if it does. The right fire safety equipment can differentiate […]
Water Fire Extinguishers – How to Use Them
Water Fire Extinguishers – How to Use Them Water fire extinguishers are one of the most common fire extinguishers used in homes and businesses. They effectively extinguish Class A fires involving ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, and cloth. Knowing how to use a water fire extinguisher properly is essential for effective fire suppression and […]
How Does a Backflow Preventer Work?
How Does a Backflow Preventer Work? When you turn on a faucet in your home or shower, you can usually expect to get met with clean water. However, if your home’s drinkable water should come into contact with another water source, this can contaminate the supply. To stop this from happening, you may need a […]
How Often Should Your Commercial Fire Alarms Be Inspected?
How Often Should Your Commercial Fire Alarms Be Inspected? Regular inspection of your commercial fire alarms is essential to ensure you meet all the required safety, legal, and liability requirements. Suppose you have neglected regular inspections in the past. In that case, you may have gone through difficult periods between inspections without realizing your mistake. […]
Can A Regular Fire Extinguisher Be Used For An Electric Fire?
Can A Regular Fire Extinguisher Be Used For An Electric Fire? When people think about putting a fire out, the first thing to come to mind would be a water fire extinguisher. Unfortunately, when it comes to electrical fires, these can cause way more harm than good. Water fire extinguishers are ideal if you need […]
Fire Extinguisher Requirements In Alberta
Fire Extinguisher Requirements In Alberta Fire safety will always be a significant concern for businesses, which means you need to be responsible for the safety features of your workplace. In this case, your fire extinguisher must meet the requirements to be safe. While you may never need to use it, it’s best to make sure […]
What do the ABC Ratings on Fire Extinguishers Indicate?
What Do the ABC Ratings on Fire Extinguishers Indicate? Fire extinguishers may all look broadly similar, but they can and do have different functions. Not all fires are the same — they can vary depending on the material on fire — and it’s essential to know which fire extinguisher is used for which fire type. […]
Classes of Fires & Fire Extinguishers
Classes of Fires & Fire Extinguishers Superficially, fires look the same. They’re hot, and they burn with flames. However, the underlying chemistry can be radically different, changing the type of extinguisher you should use to put them out. Some fire types are significantly more hazardous than others and require special extinguishers. Others will intensify if […]
5 Fire Safety Tips For The Workplace
5 Fire Safety Tips For The Workplace Organizations are vulnerable to many threats to their staff and overall business operations. Whether it’s a situation of violent weather and natural disasters, power outages, or acts of violence, an organization must deal with the pressures of preparing for the unexpected and protecting its people. There are few […]
A Guide to Fire Extinguisher Inspections in Edmonton
A Guide to Fire Extinguisher Inspections in Edmonton Whether at home or in your business, a fire extinguisher is often your first line of protection against fire. In the ideal scenario, you never want to be in a position where you must use a fire extinguisher. But unfortunately, situations do arise where the use of a fire […]
How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher?
How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher? When it comes to fire emergencies, preparation is essential. Fire extinguishers help put out small and large fires depending on the type of fire. Knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher can save your life in an emergency. If you are looking for fire extinguishers for your home or […]
5 Tips for Maintaining Your Building’s Sprinklers
5 Tips for Maintaining Your Building’s Sprinklers Sprinkler system maintenance is critical to ensure that the people and equipment inside a building are safe. If there is a fire and a sprinkler system is faulty due to lack of maintenance, it puts the lives of everyone in the building in danger. If you live or work […]
How to Make the Most out of Your Security System
How to Make the Most out of Your Security System Building security is critical to protect a building’s occupants and the equipment inside of it. Whether it comes to parking security, indoor security, overnight security, or anything in between, it is critical to have an efficient building security program. Here are some things you should […]
Do you Have Enough Emergency Lighting for your Building?
Do you Have Enough Emergency Lighting for your Building? Emergency lighting saves lives and protects people during an emergency. These lights illuminate buildings when there is an emergency or sudden power outage, a fire, or anything in between. Buildings must have emergency lighting on exits and paths that guide people outside buildings. Much like smoke […]
What Are the Benefits of Carbon Monoxide Detectors?
What Are the Benefits of Carbon Monoxide Detectors? Do you know the benefits of carbon monoxide detectors and how they can help save lives? Suppose you have an office space, a small business, a commercial building, or are just a concerned homeowner or renter. In that case, it is critical to understand the benefits of […]
Why You Need a Fire Extinguisher in Your Edmonton Office
Why You Need a Fire Extinguisher in Your Edmonton Office It is critical to practice office fire protection if you have an office, including having proper emergency protocols, fire protection equipment (fire extinguisher, smoke detector, etc.), and more. All office buildings must have a fire extinguisher on the premises. A fire extinguisher can save lives in a […]
Tips for Great Fire Protection in Your Office Building
Tips for Great Fire Protection in Your Office Building Fire protection in an office building is vital for the safety of the people inside it. Knowing how to protect a structure against fire is also a great measure to prevent damage to a building. With an understanding of how to protect your building and the […]
10 Ways to Keep Your Industrial Building Safe
10 Ways to Keep Your Industrial Building Safe Industrial building safety should be at the top of your priority list if you own an industrial facility. There are all sorts of things you must take into consideration when it comes to industrial building safety, including, but not limited to: Fire protection systems Protection from intruders […]
Why You Should Hire a Fire Protection Company
Why You Should Hire a Fire Protection Company Hiring a fire protection company keeps people safe and protects buildings from the dangers of fires and the fatalities that come with them. Property managers should be aware of the benefits of hiring a fire protection company and how these companies can protect their buildings and those […]
The Most Common Types of Fire Suppression Systems
The Most Common Types of Fire Suppression Systems Fires can be some of the most destructive events for a home or business. It can rip away photos, keepsakes, and important information you can never replace. You must protect your home and business fire suppression systems. Amptec Fire & Security is Canada’s leader in fire suppression […]
What to Include in Your Building Inspection and Fire Safety Checklist
What to Include in Your Building Inspection and Fire Safety Checklist If you’re a business owner, you know that your number 1 priority is to keep your employees safe. But a million different things could go wrong if you work in a building. In fact, 1,027 Canadian workers died on the job in 2018. That’s […]
How Often Should You Replace Your Smoke Detectors?
How Often Should You Replace Your Smoke Detectors? A smoke detector is a device that detects smoke, usually indicating a fire. Commercial fire monitoring systems activate a fire alarm control panel, whereas residential smoke detectors (smoke alarms) provide a local audible or visual alarm from the detector itself. The smoke detectors are kept in plastic […]
Emergency Planning For Small Businesses
Emergency Planning For Small Businesses Emergencies like fires or gas leaks can happen anytime without warning. If you own a business, big or small, it is better to be prepared for the risks. Small businesses tend to follow less formal processes and have less rigorous business continuity plans. With more at stake, we shouldn’t take […]
How to Test If an Emergency Light Works
How to Test If an Emergency Light Works You must have noticed emergency lights in offices and commercial buildings. But have you ever wondered about its purpose? It is a simple device operating on a small battery connected to the main electrical supply (which keeps the battery charged). As per the building codes, it is […]
Emergency lighting: what you need to know
Emergency lighting: what you need to know The importance of emergency lightning can’t be overstated. In the event of a fire that knocks out the power in a commercial building, it’s the emergency lightning that guides occupants to safety. And in the more common event of a power outage, emergency lighting ensures everyone stays calm. […]
Common Myths About Sprinkler Systems
Common Myths About Sprinkler Systems We at Amptec Fire and Security would like to dispel a few common myths about sprinkler systems. Many people in Edmonton and around the world might have seen sprinkler systems go off in movies or on TV, or maybe heard a little about how they work, but often, these are […]
Do you know when you should repair or replace your fire alarm?
Do you know when you should repair or replace your fire alarm? It’s essential for your safety that your fire alarm is always in proper working order. If something isn’t working correctly, your entire system may be useless in stopping or warning of an accident, depending on what kind of protection system you have. With […]
Fire Alarm Evacuation Tips
Fire Alarm Evacuation Tips The fire monitoring system of your Edmonton home or business is designed to protect you by alerting you to when you need to evacuate. Having a good knowledge of fire safety is important for keeping your family or your employees and clients safe. Amptec Fire & Security, a company providing fire protection […]
How to Choose the Right Fire Alarm System for Your Business
How to Choose the Right Fire Alarm System for Your Business A business’s fire alarms are its primary method of alerting employees and customers of the need to evacuate the building, so it should be one of its highest priorities. Choosing the right system for your business from a trusted provider of fire monitoring systems […]