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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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What are Fire Pumps?

Fire Pump is a part of the fire sprinkler system that helps maintain high water pressure in the piping system and can be powered by either a diesel engine, electric motor or steam turbine. With 59 years of experience in the fire and safety industries, Getz Fire Equipment Company offers the most reliable fire pump[...]

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What is a Class D Fire Extinguisher? What is it Used For?

The source of ignition of any fire determines the type of substance required to combat that fire effectively. With the right equipment and knowledge of the type of fire, you can have confidence that the fire you’re facing will be quenched as quickly as possible. For example, Class D fires begin when combustible metals such[...]

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Why Fire Safety is Important in the Workplace

Do WhileFires can wreak significant damage in many ways, including damaging the lives of people and property. Workplace fires can have devastating consequences including shutting down a business, causing employees to lose their jobs and hurting communities all the same time.Loop It is vital to maintain a safe workplace using fire prevention and training. At[...]

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Special Hazard Fire Suppression Systems

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Is It Time for Your Annual Fire Door Inspection?

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Protect Your Business with Quality Fire Alarm Systems

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