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National Fire Prevention Week 2016

Last Updated: September 29, 2016

At State Systems, all of our services are designed to protect life and property for businesses, and fire is undoubtedly one of the most devastating causes of business loss. According to the most recent data presented by the National Fire Prevention Association, 70 individuals lost their lives and $2.6 billion in property loss was reported in 2012 from non-residential structure fires. As a part of our endeavor to protect life and property in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, State Systems recognizes National Fire Prevention Week, which takes place Oct. 9 to 15 this year.

National Fire Prevention Week is a great time to look at your business and assess fire prevention systems currently installed at your office or facility. Wondering where to start? Let us help you.

Inspect the systems that you already have in place and schedule regular maintenance.

Fire prevention and suppression equipment cannot fully protect your business if it isn’t working properly. These systems need to be regularly checked to make sure that they are operating at their full potential.

State Systems offers maintenance and inspection services to all fire prevention and suppression system customers. We know that crises don’t occur on a schedule, and that’s why our services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We use the most advanced system technology to automate our maintenance and inspection process. This program, called BuildingReports, guarantees that your inspections take place on time and fully documents any maintenance on your system. This verifiable report allows you to trust that your environment is protected against fire. Watch this video to learn how BuildingReports works.

Trust the professionals to design an integrated system that suits your environment.

Fire prevention and suppression systems come in many forms and sizes, and a fire prevention professional knows what system will work best for each business. For example, portable fire extinguishers are recognizable and can be a great fit for many businesses. In fact, using a portable fire extinguisher during the first two minutes of a fire is arguably the most cost-effective defense against property damage from a fire. But, portable fire extinguishers are not a one-size-fits-all solution, they come in many varieties to fit different environments. There are also specific guidelines on the storage, placement and use of portable extinguishers that can determine their effectiveness in fire prevention and suppression efforts. State Systems can not only determine the device that is right for your space but also provide specific training to ensure proper storage and use of the device at your business.

Additionally, portable fire extinguishers are just one piece of an integrated fire prevention system that could include other elements, such as fire cabinets, fire hoses, sprinkler systems, exit lighting and wall pulls. We can examine your space to help determine what elements are necessary to build a system to protect your property and keep employees safe.

Understand how your system works, how to operate it and what to do in an emergency.

Some fire suppression and prevention devices, like fire sprinkler systems, are automated and activate without human control. But, not every piece of your integrated system will work that way. As noted earlier, there are some devices, like portable fire extinguishers, that will have to be operated by someone at your place of business. It is imperative that your team understands how your overall fire prevention system works, how to operate specific devices and what to do in an emergency.

We offer a variety of training pieces, including CPR and fire extinguisher training to ensure that your team is well educated on what to do in the case of an emergency. This training helps complete the system that we have installed, ensuring maximum protection of life and property at your business.

The thought of a fire at your business is a scary one, but State Systems can help you rest easy knowing that you are protected against such devastation. To learn more about our fire prevention and suppression services and devices, contact our website, or browse our website above.


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Thanks for the engaging fire extinguisher training. Everyone I’ve talked with enjoyed the training and learned a lot.

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