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UNDERGROUND FLUSHING: How Much Is Enough? Part 1

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

If you are a general contractor for commercial/industrial properties, here is a scenario that will seem familiar. The fire protection underground piping is complete and tested, but the fire sprinkler contractor refuses to connect their system to the underground pipe. And, you are left wondering, “Why is this fire sprinkler contractor giving me such a

Project Paradigm Challenge – Preventing Injuries and Fatalities from House Fires

Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016

“Getting to take an idea, turn it into a prototype, and see something actually working, that’s what helps to provide a large boost in interest for science and technology in kids,” said Rob McFeaters. “There’s the gratification of having done something instead of just learning from a book or doing pages and pages of worksheets.”

Warehouse Fire Hazards: Part 3 – Cold Storage Warehouses (Continued)

Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Last week, we started to scratch the surface of fire hazards in cold storage warehouses. This week, we’ll look at a few more unique fire hazard challenges, as well as two loss examples that highlight the unique challenges found in such facilities.  More Unique Hazards in Cold Storage Warehouses Smoke Fighting a fire inside of

Warehouse Fire Hazards: Part 3 – Cold Storage Warehouses

Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016

In a three-part blog series over the last few months, we’ve been exploring the many fire hazards commonly present in warehouses beyond the obvious presence of high combustible loading from rack and palletized storage arrays. In case you missed it, in Part 1 of our Warehouse Fire Hazards blog series, we took a look at

Introducing HGI’s Newest Fire Protection Consultant – Brandon Heim!

Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016

For Brandon Heim, the writing was on the wall from the beginning. After spending his childhood tinkering with cars in the family driveway and attending both a magnet middle school and a vocational tech high school for engineering, of course he became an engineer. Like a lot of engineers, Heim didn’t even know that fire