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What is a Clean Agent Fire Suppression System?

When we think of fire-suppression systems our minds immediately turn to sprinklers, where a rush of water from the ceiling douses the blaze. But in some spaces—like libraries and museums—that cure is just about as bad as the disease. In such places, clean agent fire suppression systems are the answer. Clean agents are gaseous suppressants[...]

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Why Fire Extinguisher Inspections Are Vital for Your Business

For workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires routine inspection of all fire extinguishers. Annual and other involved inspections must be completed by a certified and licensed fire inspector from a fire protection equipment company. (We detail those requirements below.) Monthly inspections are different. Anyone on staff can complete these simple checks to[...]

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Fire Safety Training for your Business

Fire safety training for your business includes having employees learn to properly use equipment like fire extinguishers. Workplace fires can quickly turn tragic if confusion and panic take hold. The likelihood of that happening is greater without adequate preparation. Having trained personnel on site will go a long way toward protecting the safety of people[...]

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How to Test a Blackflow Preventer

Backflow into water systems has the potential to create serious health hazards, given it can introduce harmful impurities into the drinking water we rely on. Backflow preventers eliminate the potential for such contamination given they are safety valves that allow the free flow of water in one direction only. Water held in sprinkler systems is one[...]

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Fire Alarm Inspection Takeaways: Everything You Need to Know

The statistics are staggering. According to the National Fire Protection Association, local departments responded to more than 1.3 million fires in 2020 that resulted in 3,500 deaths, 15,200 injuries and $22 billion in property damage. Every 64 seconds there’s a fire in a workplace, every 89 seconds in an individual home. Great strides have been[...]

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The Top Industrial Fire Hazards

Fire is a potential wherever heat and volatile materials share space, making industrial sites particularly susceptible to accidents of this kind. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments across the U.S. respond to an average of 38,000 fires at industrial or manufacturing facilities each year, which kill or injure almost 300 and result[...]

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Where to Go for Fire Safety Training

Fire safety training comes in many forms. It can be as simple as the fire drills you performed in K-12, to advanced firefighter training involving rescue procedures. For aspiring or current Illinois firefighters seeking advanced training, their local station is likely to offer many training courses for fire rescue pursuits. Those seeking more conventional fire[...]

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Rules & Regulations: The Most Important Fire Codes for Illinois Businesses

Business owners throughout Illinois and beyond understand there are numerous codes they must meet when operating a business. Many of these codes are related to operating their business safely and meeting the necessary sanitation requirements for places like restaurants. One of the most important codes a business must follow is their state fire code. At[...]

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Fire Risks During Any Time of the Year

It is no secret that fire puts out extreme heat. Because of this, many of us may only think about real fire dangers when the weather is a lso hot (i.e. the summer months). This is far from the truth! While some areas may have heightened fire danger during droughts often experienced in the summer,[...]

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How to Ensure Your Business Has Proper Fire Safety Equipment

You may not think about it, but every time you enter a space like an office, retail store, industrial manufacturing facility, or school, there is an expectation that the appropriate fire safety systems are properly installed and functioning. Whether it is a simple fire alarm system, sprinkler system, or advanced chemical suppression system for special[...]

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Why Kitchen Exhaust Hoods and Fire Systems are so Important

Consider the likely areas a fire could occur. For many of us, the kitchen is one of the first places that come to mind. Commercial-grade restaurant kitchens have the added danger of multiple sources of fire and heat, raising the risk of fire substantially. To manage this heightened fire danger, it is vital to have[...]

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Fast Fire Protection for Challenging Hazards

Conventional fire extinguishers are a top-choice for homeowners and businesses looking to provide a fire suppression tool for conventional fire hazards. When it comes to hazardous material fires, however, the standard chemical agents used in these extinguishers have proven to be ineffective, and even unsafe. Getz Fire special hazard fire suppression systems deliver quick and[...]

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The Quick Guide to Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems

Did you know that 50% of all restaurant fires start in the kitchen? While an existing sprinkler system or fire alarm system can help, it can be exceptionally difficult to contain a fire started from oils/grease. In order to truly provide the best levels of protection for your customers and staff, a restaurant fire system[...]

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Industrial Kitchen Fire Suppression System: Installation Process & Regulatory Requirements

Restaurants with commercial kitchens in Iowa or Illinois have a higher risk of fire than many other types of businesses. The risks of fire can grow due to certain modernizations that have taken place in the commercial kitchen, including appliances that heat up faster than ever before and also cool down slowly. In addition, the[...]

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Know the Most Common Causes of Fire in Your Industry

The possible sources of fire in your commercial facility may dictate the type of fire protection most appropriate to protect human life and property. Understanding the leading causes of fire in your type of facility can help you prepare for a fire emergency. At Getz Fire Equipment Co., we can help you develop and maintain[...]

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Common Causes of Fire in the Workplace

Businesses and organizations can take a number of steps to reduce the consequences of a fire. However, the best fire defense is to prevent one from igniting in the first place. Fires are often devastating events that pose great threat to human life, along with damage to property. If proper steps are taken, these disasters[...]

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Importance of Business Disinfecting Services

At Getz Fire, you may know us as your local Illinois source for fire door inspections, fire extinguishers, kitchen exhaust cleanings and more. We pride ourselves in ensuring the well-being and safety of all of our communities. That is why during the Coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19, we are committed to providing disinfectant services to your[...]

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Importance of Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems

Special hazard fire suppression systems are utilized to quench fires without the costly water damage caused by sprinkler systems. At Getz Fire Equipment Co., we can provide you with special hazard fire suppression systems that can help you achieve excellent protection against fire, while minimizing the destruction of valuable equipment. Protecting Against Special Hazards Special[...]

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The Basics and Importance of a Vehicle Fire Suppression System

Many types of vehicles in the construction industry have engines and components that can produce intense heat. With this heat, there is always the potential to ignite a fire that can damage the equipment, or even put the lives of those operating these vehicles at risk. If you are looking to minimize your risk of[...]

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How the COVID-19 Shutdown is a Good Time for Clients to Address Fire System Maintenance

As the COVID-19 pandemic propagates throughout the world, causing economic hardship and crisis in many nations, including the United States, inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) of fire protection systems still remains crucial. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is strongly advising property owners and government agencies to continue performing critical ITM tasks to help ensure[...]

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