Koorsen Fire & Security News

Cox Fire Protection Proudly Welcomes Devin Smith To The Tampa Sales Team

Cox Fire is proud to welcome Devin Smith to the Tampa Sales Team! Devin is a seasoned fire sprinkler man, getting his start in the business in Indianapolis with Koorsen Fire & Security.  Devin has experience in the field, in alarm and sprinkler inspections, and in sprinkler and alarm service.  Protecting customers’ properties His diverse background and desire to learn all aspects of fire protection opened doors for him to move into a sales position, and he brings years of...

Koorsen Fire & Security Utilizes Services Of Criticom Monitoring Services And MyAlarms.com For Fire Alarms

Setting up fire and/or security monitoring services for one’s business provides great peace of mind. But the process can be confusing, especially when multiple parties are involved in providing the services. Koorsen Fire & Security wishes to provide quality monitoring services to our customers, which is why the company works with CMS, who provides excellent service and a valuable end-user experience with their free online portal. To better understand how one’s Koorsen monitorin...

Koorsen Fire & Security Provides Guidance On Installing And Maintaining Working Fire Alarm System

If one owns, manages, or are building any type of commercial structure, they are likely all too aware of the codes which require their building(s) to have a working fire alarm system. Yet many do not understand how these systems work and often confuse them with individual fire protection apparatuses, such as fire sprinklers or smoke detectors. But fire alarm systems are a far more comprehensive and complex approach to fire protection than any individual device. In this blog, one will learn what...

Koorsen Fire & Security Helps To Effectively Protect The Property And The Lives From The Tragedy Of A Fire

Fire alarm systems – they protect most businesses, schools, hospitals, hotels, and multi-family dwellings from the tragedy of a fire. While it is easy to take them for granted and thus oversimplify them, fire alarm systems are a complex network of many different interconnected components that all play a unique role in fire protection. Fire alarm system The most visible component of these systems, and likely the one all are most familiar with, is the fire alarm initiating device. The ini...

Koorsen Fire & Security Guides On Installing & Maintaining Smoke Alarms

If you are like most homeowners, you want to do everything you can to protect your home and those you love who live there. Installing smoke alarms is one significant way you can do that. However, while many homeowners have smoke alarms, they often neither understand the most effective locations and placement for their alarms, nor the proper testing and maintenance their alarms need to keep their home safe. So, if one is planning to purchase and install smoke alarms in one's home, or if the hom...

Koorsen Fire & Security Highlights The Requirements For Fire Alarm Pull Station

Manually actuated alarm-initiating devices commonly called fire alarm pull stations are easy to take for granted. They are found on the walls of almost every building. And, while their basic design hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years or so, they remain an important component of modern fire protection systems. Functions And Types Of Pull Stations A fire alarm pull station is one of two types of initiating devices used in a typical fire alarm system. There are automatic initiation dev...

Koorsen Shares Harmful Effects Of Halon Substances And Helps To Replace The Current Halon Fire Suppression System

Most clean agents used for fire suppression systems are very eco-friendly. However, halon is not. Halon substances, which are still in use in many older systems, have been found to have very high ozone depletion properties. The use of halon for fire protection systems was first introduced into the market in the mid-1960s and quickly became the industry standard for protecting high value-assets from fire. And, by the 1970s, halon-based systems were one of the most prevalent types of fire suppres...

Koorsen Highlights The Potential Benefits And Uses Of 3M Novec 1230 Fluid Cleanser Used In Fire Suppression Solution

3M Novec 1230 fluid is a waterless, non-conductive, clean agent fire suppression solution that is stored as a liquid but discharges as a gas. But with so many clean agents on the market, what makes 3M Novec 1230 fluid different and what potential benefits, or downsides, does it have? In 2004, the 3M Company introduced Novec 1230 fluid as a next-generation halon replacement with a low environmental impact and a high margin of safety. Their goal was to create a compound with such environmental su...

Koorsen Shares Key Insights To Keep Schools Safe From Fire And Security Risks

In its most recent five-year report on structure fires in U.S. schools, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) found that from 2013-2017, school fires resulted in a total of 212 injuries – a 32 percent drop from the previous five year period. These are remarkable numbers when one considers that during that time, there were more than 16,500 school fires reported. On average, school fires cause $42 million in direct property damage each year. While the schools are clearly doing an...

Koorsen Fire & Security Offers Four Simple Steps For Businesses To Help Avoid Dry-Pipe Fire Sprinkler System Freezing

For businesses and organizations using unheated warehouses or other structures, where freezing temperatures could cause the pipes in an automatic sprinkler system to burst, chances are, the system is equipped with a dry-pipe fire sprinkler system. Dry-pipe sprinkler systems Dry-pipe sprinkler systems are used in settings where a temperature above 40°F (4°C) cannot be reliably maintained. Unlike wet-pipe systems in which the pipes are filled with water, the pipes in a dry-pipe system ar...

Koorsen Fire & Security And NFPA Highlight The Key Differences Between Ionization And Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are over 354,000 residential fires a year, causing, on average, around 2,600 deaths and over 11,000 injuries. The majority of fire-related deaths occur at night while people sleep. The important role of well-placed, quality smoke alarms is easy to see. There are two main types of smoke alarms – ionization and photoelectric. Understanding the difference between the two can help users make the best decision, regarding installing t...

Koorsen Fire & Security Highlights Life Safety And Fire Protection Requirements For Restaurants

For anyone starting a new restaurant, navigating the complex maze of fire protection regulations can seem like a daunting task. In this post, Koorsen Fire & Security will provide an overview of the basic requirements that anyone needs to be aware of along with the relevant codes in which they can be found. To simplify the topic, on the basis of the requirements for restaurants, they will be grouped into two main categories, life safety and fire protection. Life safety requirements apply to...

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