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It’s no secret that the world is headed in a digital direction. We all know that technology can improve many things in our lives. Still, can an inspection application really improve the inspection process of fire safety systems? The fire safety industry is more competitive than ever. It is increasingly more important to stand out from the competition. The last thing you want to do is compete in a low price war. This will only continue to slice your margins thinner. So, how can you do to get a leg up? Having a competitive advantage is the key. One great… Read More >>

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Depending on others to effectively do your job defines a manager’s role. But when the “others” are not your employees or direct reports, the situation takes on a whole new dimension. That in a nutshell describes the dilemma and an important aspect of the job that fire marshal’s must manage today. AHJ’s, and specifically fire marshals, are responsible for public safety through code and ordinance enforcement. For example, it begins during the initial design and installation phases of Sprinkler and Suppression systems where AHJ’s have responsibility for the review and acceptance –and it continues throughout the life of the systems…. Read More >>

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The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, but the aftermath still lingers. The recovery has been glacial for most, and nonexistent for many local economies still suffering long-lasting effects. When local economies struggle with an eroding tax base, fire department budgets often take a major hit. For departments that are already stretched, the options are few—reduce personnel and services, combine with neighboring departments, or find new sources of funding. Throughout the last decade, fire services have faced expanding demands with increased emergency medical services (EMS), additional public education, expanded technical response to hazardous material, and increased responses to the… Read More >>

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Creating a pump graph may be worse than getting a colonoscopy—at least you’re asleep during the colonoscopy! According to our customers including fire alarm, fire sprinkler system, and sprinkler & alarm contractors or technicians who do this routinely, creating manual pump graphs is extremely tedious, complicated, and requires hours at the kitchen table or in the office. Hundreds of variables come into play as fire sprinkler and alarm technicians capture, enter, and compare sprinkler and fire suppression pump results with results from previous periods. Applying formulas, plotting points, drawing graphs, and comparing results for hours on end—it makes your head… Read More >>

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Are budget cuts and manpower reductions causing sleepless nights? Do you worry that your fire inspections, building inspections or re-inspection schedules are on a slippery slope? Do you feel like the guy who is up to his neck in alligators? You aren’t alone; we hear this story every day from fire marshals, first responders and building inspectors coast-to-coast. Dealing with shrinking budgets is a daunting task. How can you provide the same level of safety with reduced resources? As many departments from across North America can attest, MobileEyes software can help solve this conundrum. TradeMaster, the company that develops and… Read More >>

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Information is a wonderful thing, but it’s not always easy to find specifically what you’re looking for. That’s why search engines like Google and Bing are so popular with even minimally proficient computer users. You can find information about any topic you choose just by typing a few key words and having the search engine’s complex algorithms search the worldwide web and return remarkably relevant information. On the other hand, having a mountain of data without a good search engine is chaotic and far less valuable. It’s like trying to find specific answers by randomly selecting from a massive pile… Read More >>

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Another great technology that helps firefighters improve child safety The Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) provides rescue services to a broad, diverse, urban region. The department’s mission goes beyond emergency response: MFD personnel lead a variety of initiatives, including fire safety programs and Project Staying Alive, an anger management program delivered in conjunction with Milwaukee Public Schools. With the help of TurningPoint® polling software from Turning Technologies, MFD has been able to increase student engagement and improve program results. Project Staying Alive educates Milwaukee sixth graders on appropriate anger management techniques with an aim of reducing the incidence of injuries due… Read More >>

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Check out these Emergency Preparedness tips from National Property Inspections, Inc. Taking some time today to prepare for an emergency saves times and property later. It’s impossible to plan for or predict every possibility of water damage from wind, rain, ice or snow. To minimize damage to a commercial building in the event of a roof leak, soaked carpets or basement flooding, make sure staff are prepared to address such situations as quickly and efficiently as possible using the following tips: Schedule regular updates and training on the emergency preparedness plan. Clearly mark the location of all shut off valves… Read More >>

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Check out this new program from the NFPA Enabling the Enforcers by NFPA President Jim Shannon One of the greatest strengths of the NFPA standards-development process is the effort that is put into ensuring broad participation. While our committees are always balanced to protect against any single interest dominating the process, we also work hard to attract enforcers to serve on those committees. Enforcers share their technical expertise when they participate in the development of codes and standards. They also provide an invaluable perspective on the practical application of NFPA codes and standards in the field… Read more here Want… Read More >>

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