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Emerging Fire Protection Technologies

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Emerging technologies in the fire protection industry allow for more innovative and efficient ways to prevent and extinguish fires. This translates to saving more lives and avoiding property damages.  While the fundamentals of fire protection have not changed, here are […]

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How Thunderstorms Can Affect Your Fire Alarm System

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Installing a fire alarm system is one thing, but making sure it is in good working condition is something many homeowners tend to pay less attention to until it is too late. Thunderstorms are a rather frequent occurrence during the […]

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Nursing Home Fire Safety Best Practices

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Nursing homes require an elaborate fire safety plan. Unlike most settings whereby the evacuation plan relies on individuals getting themselves to safety, patients in nursing homes may need help from volunteers and staff. Therefore, facility owners or managers should put […]

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How to Reduce False Fire Alarms

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Having a fire alarm system set up in your home or business is a diligent step towards ensuring fire safety. However, when it goes off unnecessarily, it takes the firefighters’ attention and time from real fires that could be happening […]

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How to Protect a Restaurant from Splash Fires

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The first step to protecting a restaurant from splash fires is preventing them from happening in the first place. However, in the unfortunate situation that a fire breaks out, you should have the right systems and protocols to put it […]

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Why a Well-Maintained Sprinkler System is a Building Necessity

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Although sprinkler systems are not a requirement per the Canadian fire safety guidelines, it is crucial to have one or several in place as part of your fire safety strategy. They serve as the first line of defense during a […]

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Fire Protection: Common Malfunctions of Fire Sprinkler Systems

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Like any other piece of company equipment, fire sprinklers systems have been known to malfunction from time to time. Fortunately, fire sprinkler malfunctions are rare, but they do still occur, especially if certain precautionary measures aren’t followed. While the most […]

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How to Keep a Computer Room Safe from Fire

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There can be nothing more devastating to a business than the loss of information due to a fire. Not only are you risking serious injury and loss of life when your IT room goes up in flames, but you may […]

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Quick Response vs. Standard Response Sprinkler Heads

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Up until 1996, it was perfectly normal for office buildings, hotels, and schools to employ the use of standard response sprinkler heads until the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) changed its tune. Now, quick response sprinkler heads are required in […]

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What is a Fire Watch and How To Conduct One

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Does your building have a fire alarm system and/or a water-based fire protection system? Then you’re likely required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to implement a fire watch. While this can feel like an overwhelming task, conducting a […]

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Fight or Flight: Should You Try to Put Out a Fire Yourself?

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When a small fire breaks out, we’re immediately confronted with the decision of whether or not we should try to put out the flames ourselves. If you are not trained on how to use a fire extinguisher, then the decision […]

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5 Common Causes of Electrical Fires

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While electrical fires are responsible for over $431 million in losses per year in commercial settings per year, they are also alarmingly common in residential settings. With nearly 500 deaths and over 1,400 injuries reported in 2017 alone, it’s safe […]

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What is a Class C Fire?

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Last week we covered what a Class B fire extinguisher is used for, and the importance of using the correct safety equipment to put out this fire. A Class C or an “energized” electrical fire is no different. Choosing a […]

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What is a Class B Fire Extinguisher Used For?

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Did you know that there are 5 different classifications of fires? While Class A is the most common type of fire, involving wood, paper, or textiles, Class B fires involve more than these standard combustible materials. A Class B fire […]

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A Guide to Sizing Your Fire Extinguisher

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There are many factors to consider when installing portable fire extinguishers in your residential or commercial property. Considering how many you need, which class and the location in which you store them are three extremely important factors in ensuring the […]

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Fire Protection Tips For Healthcare Facilities

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When it comes to fire protection in health care facilities, there is truly no room for error. With most healthcare facilities being filled with sick, disabled, and elderly patients, facility managers need to be vigilant in keeping their patients safe. […]

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Buying Fire Extinguishers for Offices

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Looking to purchase fire extinguishers for your office building? Fire extinguishers are an absolute must for any building and are an important part of keeping both commercial and residential buildings safe. Both the type of fire extinguisher and the number […]

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Summer Fire Safety Tips

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Now that summer is not far around the corner (hurray!), we’re already starting to participate in our favourite summer activities – going camping, roasting marshmallows, cooking on the grill. Anything that involves being outdoors and coming together to relax. Even […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Current Smoke Detectors

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Did you know that almost three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms? This statistic among many others prove how important it is to have working smoke […]

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Welcome Mitch of Fire-Alert Saskatoon!

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Fire-Alert would like to welcome Mitch Jacobs to the team, who is taking over the Saskatoon franchise. We are confident that his experience in the field and his entrepreneurial skills will make him a successful partner. We are happy to have Mitch onboard […]

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Congrats Dawson!

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The Fire-Alert team would like to congratulate Dawson Braitenbach on the sale of his franchise. Dawson’s hard work and dedication paid off as he was able to grow his franchise and obtained clients such as the City of Saskatoon. We […]

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How Do Fire Detection Systems Work?

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Do you own or manage a commercial building? If you do, then you’re likely well aware that the National Fire Code of Canada requires you to have a full working alarm system in your commercial dwelling. However, many of us […]

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How to Fix Beeping Smoke Detectors

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Is your beeping smoke detector starting to get to you? We all know what it’s like to experience that periodic single chirp of the smoke alarm while we’re trying to sleep, or the shrill, continuous beep of the alarm from […]

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What is the Difference Between Active and Passive Fire Protection?

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While having adequate fire protection in every building has always been important, the realization of this importance has only grown throughout the years. And while we tend to think that our fire protection systems are completely covered by the inclusion […]

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Fire Sprinkler System Corrosion

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Fire sprinkler system corrosion is a major cause of sprinkler system failures, with 10% of sprinkler system failures caused by corrosion. Fire sprinkler corrosion can result in reduced water flow, pinhole leaks, and sprinkler head or piping blockage and will […]

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What Are Fire Alarm Initiating Devices?

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Fire alarm initiating devices protect us on a daily basis, no matter where we are. From family dwellings, to schools, to businesses, you can guarantee that there is a fire alarm initiating device within close proximity. And with fire alarm […]

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Common Fire Extinguisher Mistakes You Should Avoid

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Fire extinguishers are the first and most common line of defense at home and in the workplace when it comes to preventing the spread of a small fire. However, there are a few common mistakes that people make when using […]

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How Do Foam Fire Suppression Systems Work?

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Fire suppression systems come in many different forms, including the popular water mist systems. However, they all serve the same purpose, which is suppressing or extinguishing a fire. While foam fire suppression systems are similar to water sprinkler systems, they […]

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4 Things a Fire Safety Plan Should Include

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Every residential and commercial building should include a fire safety plan, which should be specific to the property or business. Conducting an audit or review of the factors that could affect fire safety can play an important part in creating […]

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What Fire Safety Equipment Should I Have In My Facility?

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When it comes to fire safety in the workplace, nothing is more important than implementing the use of fire prevention equipment and procedures. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s fire code states that commercial, industrial, and residential buildings must have […]

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3 Warehousing and Manufacturing Safety Tips

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The risk of a fire in a manufacturing and warehouse facility is high, with the various equipment and machinery used posing an extreme fire hazard if not properly maintained. This is why warehouses and manufacturers should always take fire safety […]

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Fire Safety and Your Pets: Keeping Them Safe from the Unexpected

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Emergencies can happen at any moment and often when we least expect them. And while we as humans are able to map out a plan in the event of a fire emergency, our pets will often not be aware of […]

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3 Tips For Preventing Electrical Fires at Home

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According to the EFSI, home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year. These devastating fires have resulted in nearly 500 deaths, more than 1,400 injuries and $1.3 billion in property damage. When we think of electricity in […]

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Service Station Safety Tips For Fire Prevention

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While gasoline is a highly flammable fluid, you may not think about this fact while you’re completing an everyday task like filling up your car. There are several fire safety hazards that present themselves while going through the ordinary task […]

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Fire Safety For Seniors

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Fire safety can be a significant issue for seniors who choose to continue to live in their own homes, especially if they are living alone. There are a variety of reasons why seniors in particular face fire risk factors that […]

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Fire Protection For The Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing

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Most of us are used to identifying a fire alarm by the harsh, high-pitched sound it emits. However, what are your options for becoming alerted to the danger of a fire if you are deaf or hard-of-hearing? While the sound […]

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Why Are Fire Alarms So Loud?

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The answer to this question may seem obvious – after all, we need to be able to hear a fire alarm from wherever we may be, whether that be in a house or a commercial building. However, is there a […]

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4 Things You Should Ask Your Fire Protection Company

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Hiring a fire protection company for regular inspection of your commercial, industrial or government building is not a task that should be taken lightly. There is a lot to think about when deciding to hire a fire protection company and […]

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The Three Most Common Causes of House Fires

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Did you know that common, everyday tasks are most often responsible for house fires? Usually, these tasks start out as perfectly safe, but become a fire hazard when they are not properly attended to or go unnoticed. For this reason, […]

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2021 Faces Magazine Ottawa Awards

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Vote for Fire-Alert for the 2021 Faces Magazine Ottawa Awards

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Fire Safety Tips When Purchasing a New Home

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When buying a new home, fire safety is probably not the first thing on your mind – and if it is, good for you! More than likely, you’re thinking about the more exciting aspects of moving into a new home, […]

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How to Properly Clean up Fire Extinguisher Residue

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Fire extinguishers are not only incredibly handy to have in the event of a small fire breakout, but they can potentially be lifesaving. The downside is that once the fire is completely extinguished, you’ll be left with a substantial amount […]

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How Often Should I Check My Smoke Detectors?

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Not only is it illegal to not have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas in your home, but they are absolutely detrimental to yours and your family’s safety in the event of a fire. […]

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Fire Safety Tips For The Holiday Season

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No matter how different your usual Christmas festivities may look this year in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, odds are, there will still be at least some similarities. If you’re having a small festive celebration in your home with flickering […]

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How Many Fire Extinguishers Do I Need?

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The portable fire extinguishers you see in those glass cases on the wall in commercial buildings have proven to be extremely effective against small fires, with a 95% success rate. But due to the rate in which fires spread and […]

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What Causes a Smoke Detector False Alarm?

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A fire alarm system going off is a sound that we all recognize. While a smoke detector can be a lifesaving device, it can also easily signal a false alarm – and when a false alarm becomes a regular occurrence, […]

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The Importance of Fire Sprinklers

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Fire sprinklers are one of the most effective methods to fighting a fire in the early stages and are widely accepted across residential homes and businesses. Fire sprinklers are put in place to save your property from the devastating effects […]

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The Different Types of Fire Detection

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One of the most important aspects of successfully fighting a fire is ensuring that it is detected as soon as possible. Early detection of a fire can not only minimize the damage to the building itself, but can allow for […]

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Fire Safety For High Rise Buildings

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When you live or work in a high rise building, it is incredibly important to think ahead and be prepared in the event that a fire breaks out. Understanding the safety features of your building or unit needs to be […]

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Safety Tips For Heating Your Home

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) tells us that home fires occur most often in the winter. This is for a variety of reasons, but the number one cause in the fall and winter specifically being heating equipment. With hundreds […]

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Fire Prevention: Space Heater Safety Tips

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It is estimated that more than 25,000 residential fires and more than 300 deaths are caused each year by space heaters alone. This is an incredibly frightening number, especially when it’s realized that the vast majority of these fires could […]

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3 Common Winter Fire Hazards

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The fall and winter months are known for festive holidays with home cooked meals, quality time with friends and family and snuggling up in a blanket in front of a fireplace. Unfortunately, the colder months also come with an increase […]

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What Is An Occupant Use Fire Hose and Does It Need to be Inspected?

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While you may have heard of the term “occupant use fire hose”, you may be unclear on exactly what this is, how often it needs to be inspected, and if you even have one! We’re going to take a look […]

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Fire Pit and BBQ Safety: What You Need to Know

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Although summer might be coming to a close, we are still in fire pit and BBQ season, with many of us opting to take advantage of the nice weather we have left. However, when using fire outdoors in either of […]

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Fire Drills Amid COVID-19: Here’s What You Need to Know

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While the ongoing health emergency affects everyone at every level of the work and school place, it’s important to remember that fire prevention and fire safety must still be practiced. Making sure that emergency egress drills (fire drills that include […]

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Fire Safety Tips in the Office During COVID-19

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If you’ve returned to the office, you know that procedures have been put in place left, right, and centre, when it comes to combating the spread of COVID-19 within our workplaces. However, in doing so, we must ensure that the […]

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Why Are Annual Fire Inspections Important?

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Did you know the safety equipment in your workplace needs to be inspected at least once a year? If you’re a building manager or fire marshal, you’re likely already familiar with these rules. But why are annual fire inspections so […]

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What Is a Mobile Fire Inspection Service?

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For a workplace, it can be hard to get things done for your small business outside of work. Meetings with consultants and various other meetings are sometimes too much of a hassle. If you need to get a fire inspection, […]

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How to Inspect Emergency Lighting in the Workplace

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In the workplace, there are plenty of emergency services that need to be kept up to date. After an annual inspection of your fire extinguishers, fire alarms, there may still be some features you can’t forget to check. Fire exits […]

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How to Perform a Fire Inspection During COVID-19

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Whether you’re at home or in a workplace, you can’t avoid COVID-19. Most of our lives have now revolved around what practices are best to prevent and reduce the spread of the virus. You may not consider it, but even […]

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Fire Safety Tips for Retail Stores

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Working in a retail store provides a lot of hustle and bustle. It can often feel non-stop and it’s easy to forget about simple workplace requirements. But learning the essential health and safety rules, like fire safety and prevention, may […]

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How to Follow Fire Safety Protocol in a Restaurant

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Working in a restaurant setting has a lot of obstacles to overcome. There are plenty of routine inspections to handle on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. A restaurant kitchen is fraught with safety hazards and staff need to make […]

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Top 3 Emergency Preparedness Tools to Have in Your Office

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For any office environment, it’s important to be well-equipped to handle anything that comes your way. This goes for any emergency or accident that may happen in the workplace, especially fire emergencies and incidents. Offices and HR departments have trained […]

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Fire Prevention Tips & Education For Seniors

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For anyone, fire safety and prevention is an important way to feel safe at home. It gives you the tools and education you need in the event of a fire.  Being able to react quickly to any emergency situation means […]

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Why It’s Important to Inspect & Recharge Your Fire Extinguisher

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No matter where you are, whether in your home or workplace, there should be safety precautions in place. Part of that is having the right safety training, and another part of safety is the fire protection equipment.  The most notable […]

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Fire Safety Tips for Office Buildings

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If you’re in a high-rise or multi-storey office building, staying safe is a big aspect that goes into office organization. Having a good workplace safety culture that makes employees feel safe at work involves giving everyone the tools to be […]

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Tips for Inspecting Your Fire Prevention Equipment

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Being well-prepared for emergency situations is crucial, in both the home and workplace. Having the right tools and fire prevention equipment in place, like fire extinguishers and smoke alarms, is mandatory in all workplaces. Often, this equipment can fall by […]

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Fire Prevention Tips for Residential Homes

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Staying safe at home begins with the right planning from you and the members of your household. Being aware is not enough in the event of an emergency, and preventative action is crucial to saving lives.  The more prepared you […]

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Tips on Being A Good Workplace Fire Marshal

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Each workplace is required to have at least one designated fire marshal or fire warden to ensure proper safety plans are in place in the event of a fire. They check equipment regularly and inform their fellow coworkers on the […]

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Preparing a Fire Escape Plan for the Home

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Emergency safety procedures can seem overwhelming, but when it comes to an emergency, you can never be too prepared. If you follow the correct fire prevention steps, you can dramatically reduce the chance of a fire in your home. But […]

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How to Maintain Your Fire Extinguisher in the Workplace

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Preventing fires starts with having the right equipment in your workplace. Something that is often overlooked but is a mandatory task is keeping regular maintenance of the fire extinguishers in your workplace. People often check fire alarms but extinguishers can […]

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Fire Safety and Prevention Tips When Living in an Apartment Building

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Having a set fire safety plan when you live in a house is fairly straightforward, once you’ve established a plan of action with your few other occupants. But what about when you live in an apartment building? Fire safety becomes […]

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Fire Safety When You Have Kids: How to Keep Babies, Toddlers and Young Children Safe from Home Fires

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The importance of fire safety is never more obvious than when you have children. Young kids aren’t capable of understanding the dangers of a fire, let alone safely exiting the premises in case of an emergency. We take you through […]

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Fire Safety Tips During COVID-19

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With the vast majority of us in self isolation, it’s safe to say that we have never spent quite this much time at home – unfortunately making the potential for fire related accidents that much higher. We’re going to take […]

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Fire Prevention Tips for Small Businesses

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A fire can cause serious damage to the business you have worked so hard to build from the ground up – not to mention your employees. We’re going to take you through our fire prevention tips for small businesses, so […]

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How to Properly Use a Fire Extinguisher

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If you believe that there’s any chance you’re going to need to use a fire extinguisher in your lifetime, then you should be properly trained on how to do so. Not only should you understand how to use it and […]

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How Often Does A Fire Extinguisher Need to Be Inspected?

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Having your fire extinguisher inspected can make the difference in whether or not you can actually use it in the event of a fire – and that’s a huge deal. We’re going to take you through how often you need […]

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Fire Extinguisher Recharging: What Everyone Should Know

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When it comes down to a fire emergency, fire extinguishers can potentially make the difference between a close call and a fatal accident. So, you can understand why making sure that your fire extinguishers are properly maintained is an absolute […]

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Fire Prevention Tips for Retail Businesses

Fire Prevention Tips for Retail Businesses

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Fire prevention and emergency preparedness are important parts of running your business. No matter if you’re just starting out with your own retail shop, or you’ve been managing a clothing shop in a mall for years: fire safety at work […]

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COVID-19 update

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To our Fire-Alert Community, After a lot of thought and careful consideration, there is no higher priority than the well-being of our franchisees, our employees, our customers, and society at large. In these rapidly evolving times, we would like to […]

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Time Saving Tips for Small Business Owners

Time Saving Tips for Small Business Owners

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Running a business can be an exhilarating journey but often it ends up taking up a lot more of your time than you bargained for. From emails to payroll to last minute trips to pick up coffee for the break […]

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Fire-Alert welcomes our newest franchisee

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Fire-Alert is excited to welcome Jack Dai to our team! Jack will be occupying the Old Toronto territory, servicing the heart of downtown Toronto. We are happy to have Jack as a partner and are looking forward to the future! All […]

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Fire Prevention Tips for Restaurants

Fire Prevention Tips for Restaurants

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Safety training and emergency preparedness is an important part of leading a safe team in the restaurant industry. Especially when conditions are already more dangerous than usual, like with industrial cooking equipment. It’s important to abide by safety regulations like […]

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Fire-Alert welcomes our newest franchisee

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Fire-Alert would like to welcome our newest franchisee in Mississauga, Sami Aziz. We are happy to have you onboard and are excited for what the future holds! Wishing you all of our best.

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Fire Extinguisher Testing and Recharging for Your Business

Fire Extinguisher Testing and Recharging for Your Business

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Fire extinguishers are one of the only means of suppressing small fires before the fire department can attend the scene and it is vitally important to maintain them year after year. But what does proper fire extinguisher maintenance look like? […]

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#FranchiseCanadaShow in Toronto

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Promote yourself to boss and meet our franchise team at the #FranchiseCanadaShow in Toronto! Learn how you can be in business for yourself but not by yourself, October 5 & 6 at Exhibition Place! Register today to get your FREE […]

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Fire Extinguisher Inspections in Canada

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According to NFPA 10, fire extinguishers in commercial and industrial spaces must be inspected on a monthly basis. This inspection can be done internally by a designated staff member or by a certified fire extinguisher company, like Fire-Alert. On an […]

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Fire-Alert welcomes our newest franchisee

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It is with great excitement that Fire-Alert welcomes our newest franchisee, Mark Baker & his wife Deirdra who will occupy the Halton Hills & Milton territory. Should you or anyone you may know require fire protection services in the area, […]

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Fire-Alert Franchising Ltd. Receives Special 5-Year Franchisees’ Choice Designation at CFA National Convention

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Fire-Alert Franchising Ltd. was honoured as a recipient of the Franchisees’ Choice designation on April 23, 2018 during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 27th annual Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA) National Convention in Ottawa, Ontario. This is the eighth year […]

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We’re Growing!​

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Fire-Alert is pleased to announce the opening of a Corporate Office in Oakville, Ontario to better serve the GTA and surrounding areas. Please stay tuned for more information!

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City of Toronto

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Fire-Alert is thrilled to announce that on December 28th 2017 we were awarded the contract for the non-exclusive supply, delivery, installation, repairs and warranty of all labour and materials necessary for fire extinguisher inspection, recharging, hydrostatic testing and replacement for […]

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New National Accounts

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Fire-Alert has acquired new National Accounts that we would like to welcome to our client base. We look forward to providing you superior service nationally!

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October is Fire Safety Month!!

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Have you created your Fire Escape Plan with your family?

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Have you ever thought about running your own business?

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Franchising offers you the chance to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

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2015 Award of Excellence

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Fire-Alert hosted their 6th Annual Awards Gala and Christmas Dinner on December 12th, 2015. Check out the Class A, Class B, Class C and the YCH F.A.M.E. award recipients. Congratulations to Rob Dupuis, the recipient of the Class A Top […]

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2013 Award of Excellence

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   1st- Top Sales Fire-Alert congratulates Rob Dupuis from Ottawa Valley on his sales success for 2012-2013. Mr. Dupuis was presented the Class A – Top Sales Award, a title he has sustained 4 years running. We realize such an achievement does […]

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