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Posts made in September 2018

Fire Safety Tips for Summer: Part 2

fire alarm testing gainesville flIn a previous blog post, we discussed the risk for commercial fires during the summer months due to the many components that contribute to fires. At AEGIS Fire and Integrated Services, we offer fire safety products that help keep your assets and employees safe in the workplace. Whether you are grilling out and lighting sparklers for team bonding, or you are lowering your indoor temperatures causing your HVAC system to overwork, many simple things can contribute to a property fire. Below we offer additional fire safety tips to follow this summer to keep your company fire-free.

  • Celebrating is important in a company and what better way to celebrate your success than with beautiful fireworks? Although sparklers may seem low risk at many company events, it is important to have a sand bucket nearby to place all used and lit fireworks to ensure the flame is out. It is also important to not re-light fireworks that do not properly work the first time.
  • We recommend testing your fire alarms twice a year to ensure they are safe and working. We recommend testing your alarms in the summer and winter months.

If you are interested in learning more about our fire alarm testing in Gainesville, FL, contact us today at (904) 215-9669.

 

 

Fire Extinguisher Classes

At AEGIS Fire and Integrated Services, LLC, we are a fully licensed fire protection company that is proud to offer a wide variety of products to keep you and your employees safe. Fire extinguishers are differentiated by the type of fuel in them in order to properly put of the different types of fires that range in different “classes.” It is vital to ensure you keep the right type of fire extinguisher needed for your company and the fire risks associated with it. Below we discuss the different type of fire extinguisher classes.

  • Class A extinguishers are designed to put out fires on average combustibles such as wood, paper, and fabrics.
  • Class B extinguishers are designed to extinguish flammable liquids like grease, gasoline, and oils.
  • Class C extinguishers are appropriate for use only on electrical fires.
  • Class D extinguishers are designed to douse flammable metals, such as magnesium, aluminum, or potassium.

We offer a wide variety of fire extinguisher and suppression services to ensure your company’s fire preparedness is successful. If you are interested in learning more about our other products or you would like to schedule a fire extinguisher service in Jacksonville, FL, contact us today at (904) 215-9669. We proudly serve clients in North Florida and South Georgia.

Fire Safety Tips for Summer: Part 1

fire alarm testing gainesville flNow that summer is in full swing, your company may be susceptible to a higher risk for commercial fires due to the countless components that can contribute to fire damage. From excessive HVAC usage to keep up with soaring temperatures to company cookouts for team bonding, AEGIS Fire and Integrated Services is here to help keep your assets and employees safe in the workplace. Below we offer fire safety tips to follow this summer to help keep your business safe and fire free.

  • HVAC Maintenance

Due to the increased temperatures, having your HVAC system overrun or overheat can enhance your risk for a property fire. It is important to keep your capacitors and electrical components free of dust to also decrease your chance of a fire. We recommend regular HVAC maintenance services to keep your systems safe.

  • Grill Safety

Having a company cookout is a great way to bond with your employees but increases your chance of a summer fire. It is vital to keep your grill a safe distance away from your building and far from any trees with low branches. It is also important to regularly remove all grease after you grill.

If you are interested in learning more about our services, such as our fire alarm testing in Gainesville, FL, contact us today at (904) 215-9669.

How Do Fire Sprinklers Work?

commercial fire sprinkler system jacksonville flFire sprinklers are an effective fire safety tool used to protect your property and peers from fire damage and possibly death. AEGIS Fire and Integrated Services, LLC is a fully licensed fire equipment dealer that offers a wide array of fire protection services to help protect your commercial property. Many buildings include fire sprinklers, but many people do not fully understand how they operate. Below we help answer your questions about our commercial fire sprinklers.

  • Fire sprinklers do not detect smoke but instead, are triggered by heat when it rises to the ceilings during a fire. Many sprinklers contain a glycerin-based liquid bulb that is located in the sprinkler head, and when heat causes the liquid to expand, the bulb breaks and ignites the sprinkler.
  • When a fire sprinkler is triggered, the sprinkler is attached to a water pipe that typically is outside the building and opens a valve, letting water flow into the building. The water is pressurized to help saturate the fire effectively and thoroughly.
  • Fire sprinklers act independently of each other to help douse the fire while limiting water damage to the affected area only.

If you are interested in learning more about our commercial fire sprinkler system in Jacksonville, FL, contact us today at (904) 215-9669.