Brenneco Blog

Everyday hazards can lead to winter fires

It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean fires are unlikely to occur. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Many statistics show that winter is when most home fires occur, primarily due to cooking or improper heating techniques. However, those statistics don’t just apply to your home. It’s important to be even more vigilant in the winter months to stay safe at home and in the office. (more…)

Fire Safety Inspection time: Make sure you’re prepared

Fire safety is an ongoing effort. It’s not enough to simply have preventive measures in place. It is necessary to continuously check and maintain your equipment so you can count on a prompt and effective response in the event of a fire. When you are in the midst of an emergency the last thing you want to be worrying about is why your fire safety equipment is malfunctioning.

Today’s blog is meant to help you prepare for your upcoming inspection and share tips on how best to maintain fire safety in your facility between inspections to help avoid violations and fines. (more…)

What, Why, When and How: Fire Extinguishers 101

alarm-316542_640At Brenneco Fire Protection, we know fire and we know fire protection. Often overlooked and forgotten, fire extinguishers are an important component of fire protection for the commercial sector.

If someone mentioned that having fully functioning, regularly inspected fire extinguishers strategically positioned in your commercial business could minimize damages, reduce loss, and avoid fines–would you be interested in knowing more?

You definitely should.

We at Brenneco believe in the importance of fire extinguishers so we wanted to dedicate an entire blog post to discussing the basics of fire extinguishers. This post will discuss what is a fire extinguisher, why they are needed, when they are needed, and how to use one properly. (more…)

Stay Protected this Holiday Season: Fire Safety Tips for Commercial Businesses

A fire is never something people expect to happen at the workplace. Unfortunately, fires DO happen. In fact, over 100 fatalities a year are caused by fire and explosions in the workplace, and over $9 billion dollars of productivity losses are caused by fire damage and burns, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Education and fire prevention are the first steps in dealing with fire hazards.

This blog is a continuation of our previous blog post (which you can find here) where we shared fire safety tips in the home. Now, we’ll educate on fire safety at work. (more…)

Stay Protected this Holiday Season: Fire Safety Tips for the Home

light-562557_640The holiday season is upon us! It is a time for family and celebration, and unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when the most house fires occur. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays claiming more than 500 lives, causing more than 2,200 injuries, and costing $554 million in property damage. Follow these fire-preventative tips and tricks to prepare and protect your home for the holidays.


FAQ: Kitchen Hood Inspection for Fire Safety

Calling all restaurant and food service businesses! Do you know how, when, why, and who should inspect your kitchen hood and ventilation systems?  Don’t let your kitchen fall behind on codes and requirements. Here are few of our most frequently asked questions regarding kitchen hood systems.


FAQ: Foam Fire Suppression Systems

Foam fire suppression systems protect some of the most hazardous environments out there. Though, this is a less common protection system, it requires a highly trained technical staff to inspect and maintain. Here are some common questions we get regarding foam systems.


FAQ: Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Repair and Safety

 You know they hang on the wall in case of a fire emergency, but did you know they require regular maintenance and inspection with the rest of your fire protection systems? Fire extinguisher inspection is not only an NFPA requirement, it will help ensure that your fire extinguishers are capable of containing or extinguishing most small fires before they become big ones.


FAQ: The Important of Exit and Emergency Lights for Fire Safety

Exit and emergency lights are often an overlooked area of fire protection. These mandatory pieces of equipment require more than you may think. Here are few questions people ask us about their exit and emergency light inspections.


FAQ: Fire Suppression Systems

Fire suppression, or clean agent systems, are needed in many cases where a fire sprinkler system is not a viable option for protection. Here are few common questions we receive about this type of system.