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Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Fire Safety

MONTICELLO, INDIANA — Brenneco Fire Protection presented IU Health White Memorial Hospital with the distinguished Sprinky Award earlier this week. IU Health White Memorial Hospital was commended for its diligence and commitment to fire safety. This Sprinky Award is bestowed on organizations that have gone above and beyond to safeguard their people from the threat of a fire. “We are pleased to be working with an organization as dedicated to fire safety as IU Health White Memorial Hospital,” says Eric… continue»

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What is a Main Drain Test?

Do you know what your underground piping looks like? I bet you don’t. But if you’ve recently had a main drain test, you know if it’s clear enough to push water through to feed your sprinkler system. And that’s the important part. According to NFPA 25, every fire sprinkler system has to have at least an annual inspection of its main drain to be sure it is clear. If you have a backflow device, you need to have a test… continue»

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Kokomo Fire Station Walks the Walk in Fire Prevention

KOKOMO, INDIANA — Brenneco Fire Protection presented the Kokomo Fire Department Station #2 with the distinguished Sprinky Award earlier today. Kokomo Fire Station #2 was commended for its diligence and commitment to fire safety. This Sprinky Award is bestowed on organizations that have gone above and beyond to safeguard their people from the threat of a fire. “Fire Station #2 serves as a powerful example to the community of an organization that is doing everything right when it comes to… continue»

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“What’s Your Motivation?” Knowing a Client’s Answer Matters

Part of having a tight relationship with clients is about understanding why a client is doing what they’re doing or asking for what they’re asking.  This helps us understand and develop the right kind of partnership with individual clients. Two big questions: Are you motivated by your own desire to have a safe workplace? Are you more motivated by your insurance carrier’s requirements? We also help coach many clients on what they need to ask their insurance companies. When we… continue»

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Clean Agent for Your Data Center? Consider How Much a Fire Would Cost

If you don’t have a clean agent system and your data center caught fire, how much would you lose? How long would you be out of business because of it? How much would it cost to replace the equipment inside? How many hours would your employees spend retrieving or reinventing data — if it’s even possible? If you’re going to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, you should probably spend a few thousand on a clean agent system to protect… continue»

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Testing Emergency Lights and Exit Signs

Have your coworkers ever tried navigating your workplace blindfolded — during a fire? I hope not. Testing emergency lights and exit signs is important because if they don’t function properly and you have a fire at your business, getting out safely could be like being blindfolded with no one to hold your hand. Testing is also included in the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), the most often followed standards in the United States related… continue»

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Watch a Building Go up in 90 Seconds

How long did it take to construct IU Health Arnett’s newest health care facility? About 90 seconds, according to this gif: http://www.autofrost.com/IU/newIU.gif. Brenneco Fire Protection installed the building’s sprinkler system. I’m not sure you can spot our guys in the photos, but we were there! August 12, 2013, marked the ribbon cutting for the IU Health Arnett Medical Office Building in West Lafayette, Indiana.  Mayor John R. Dennis and other dignitaries attended and shared their excitement for having this wonderful facility in their… continue»

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Camelot Care Center Sets Standard of Excellence in Fire Safety

LOGANSPORT, INDIANA — Brenneco Fire Protection presented the Camelot Care Center with the distinguished Sprinky Award earlier today. The center was commended for its diligence and commitment to fire safety. This Sprinky Award is bestowed on organizations that have gone above and beyond to safeguard their people from the threat of fire. “The folks are Camelot Care take fire safety very seriously,” says Eric Flora, owner of Brenneco Fire Protection. “They understand that providing a safe environment means being diligent… continue»

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Fire Extinguisher Inspection Checklist

Fire extinguisher inspection checklists and testing are not only an NFPA requirement. They can also help ensure that your fire extinguishers are capable of containing or extinguishing most small fires before they become big ones. NFPA 10 is the standard for portable fire extinguishers. As a facility manager or business owner, here are four broad checks you need to follow. Check No. 1: Follow Your Scheduled Services You are required to have an Annual Inspection performed on your fire extinguishers…. continue»

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Our Blog is a Fire Safety Website Winner

We are excited to share some fun news about our blog! The “Online Fire Science Degree” site recently awarded the Brenneco blog one of the best fire safety websites on the web. We are featured on the recently published list of 101 Fantastic Fire Safety Resources at OnlineFireScienceDegree.org. That’s us way up at No. 5. The site’s audience is composed mostly of prospective students interested in fire science, but the site firmly believes that a well-informed public is a crucial… continue»