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Fatal Tank Explosion Caused by Hot Work

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) recently released its findings following their investigation into a fatal tank explosion that occurred on July 28, 2014 at the Omega Protein facility located in Moss Point, Mississippi. The July explosion killed 25-year old Jerry Lee Taylor II and injured three other subcontractors. In the statement, CSB Chairperson the full article

Having a Bonfire this Fall? Consider This….

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

September is here. School is back in full swing, college students have settled into their dorms, Labor Day has passed (signifying the unofficial kickoff to Fall), and I can almost smell the Pumpkin Spiced Lattes in the air. Though it still feels like summer here in the south, the cooler weather is sure to the full article

The Residential Component: Are Fire Sprinklers Moving into Our Homes?

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Over the past several years, sprinkler systems have been a hot topic in the residential real estate scene. While many local jurisdictions already require sprinklers to be installed in multifamily structures, the same is not necessarily true single-family homes and townhomes. To date, California and Maryland are the only two states to enact statewide the full article

Fire Sprinkler Design and Building Code: What You Need to Know

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The most effective fire prevention technique is the one that is the most tailor-made for the facility. A system that works for a 4,500 sq. ft. software company, for example, would look very different from the one designed for a 250,000 sq. ft. e-commerce warehouse. More and more companies are reimagining their physical space; the full article

Sprinkler Systems – An Introduction to Fire Safety’s Most Effective Ally

Posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

If you hold a cigarette lighter underneath a sprinkler, every sprinkler in the building will suddenly activate and spew water, right? Wrong. The heat from the lighter will cause only one sprinkler to operate, the one that feels the heat. We have Hollywood movies to blame for the widespread misconception that all of the the full article