1. Annual Fire Pump Testing: NFPA 25 Amendment: Volt/Amp Readings

    Per NFPA 25 we no longer open fire pump controller doors to take volt/amp readings during an annual fire pump test due to safety. We recommend replacing the fire pump controller to meet NFPA & OSHA requirements. For more information or if you would like a quote to replace your fire pump controller, please feel free to CONTACT US.…Read More

  2. Your Fire Pump Test Was Performed This Year…Now What?

    Notes and Recommendations During the fire pump test, if needed, our Nolan test engineer will document items he recommends addressing. Such items could be installing new fire pump gauges or a new fire pump casing relief valve.  Or repair or maintenance might be suggested, such as a fire pump repack or new bearings. The test engineer may also recommend replacing equipment if it is not operating p…Read More

  3. Watch Out For These Common Industrial Fire Hazards

    Fire suppression systems save lives in the event of a fire, but fire prevention is just as important to keep in mind. Many industrial and other commercial fires are started by preventable hazards. If we can familiarize ourselves on some of the more common fire hazards, we can better protect ourselves and our employees. Review the following common causes of fires within industries: Overloaded Elect…Read More

  4. The Importance of Your Fire Pump’s Power Transfer Switch

    Your fire suppression system relies on the same thing that your building relies on--power. Without power, your fire pump can’t do its job, and a fire could be even more disastrous. A fire pump system is typically powered by two different sources. The first is the original power source, such as the building’s utility power source, and the second is the backup power source, such as a generator t…Read More

  5. A Short History Of Fire Prevention And Suppression

    Fire prevention and suppression are not modern concepts. We’ve developed regulations and suppression systems after centuries of battling with fires. For example, after the disastrous fire in 64 AD Rome, the city’s streets were widened, building height restrictions were established, and other regulations went into place. The first American building code was enacted in 1631, when it became illeg…Read More

  6. Prepare Your Employees For A Fire Emergency

    If you’re a business owner, your top priority is the safety of your employees. There are a number of things you can do around your structure to prevent fires, which you can read about here, but you should also prepare your employees for a fire emergency by doing the following: Review And Practice Your Evacuation Plan You should routinely review evacuation routes with your employees. Going over a…Read More

  7. Six Tips for Workplace Fire Safety

    Are you a business owner trying to keep your building safe from fire? While you take the time to keep your fire suppression system up to date, you probably still hope to never have to use it. Having a fire suppression system that is up to date and ready to work is the best way you can protect your building, your staff, and yourself in the case of a workplace fire, but there are also many other fir…Read More

  8. What Is A Fire Pump & Fire Pump Controller?

    The components of a structure’s fire safety system can be difficult to understand. In addition to considering the system’s water source and power supply, designers of fire suppression systems must also consider the height and size of the structure, and how these and many other things will affect the system. Simply, there are a lot of specific parts that go into keeping a structure safe from fi…Read More