International Fire Protection Blog

Home Fire Facts

December 29th, 2020

Between the years 2014 and 2018, United States Fire Departments responded to 353,100 home fires each year. These fires caused 2,620 civilian deaths each year. 27% of fires that occurred in 2014-2018 occurred in homes. The top causes of home fires were: Cooking Heating equipment Electrical distribution/ lighting equipment Intentional fire setting Smoking materials Homes …
Continue reading

30-Year Picnic

November 6th, 2020

International Fire Protection recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary with a company picnic. We could not have achieved the level of success we’ve attained without the support of our dedicated employees. Thank you to all of our people who have helped us get to where we are today. Our 30-year picnic also commemorated the retirement of …
Continue reading

Pre-Action Fire Sprinkler Systems

October 12th, 2020

What is a Pre-Action Sprinkler System? Pre-action fire sprinklers are a form of dry pipe sprinkler systems. In a pre-action system, water is back from the sprinkler piping by an electrically operated pre-action valve. Two things must happen for a pre-action sprinkler to be activated. First, a fire is detected through flame, heat or smoke …
Continue reading

Fire Prevention Week 2020

September 23rd, 2020

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored Fire Prevention Week (FPW). FPW was proclaimed a national observance in 1925, making it the longest-running public health observance in the United States. Fire Prevention Week is recognized every year on the week of October 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The Great Chicago Fire killed …
Continue reading

Celebrating 30 Years in Business

August 10th, 2020

International Fire Protection is celebrating 30 years in business. We were founded in 1990 and have continued to grow during the last 30 years by building meaningful relationships and making the world a safer place. What sets IFP apart is our relationships with employees and customers. At IFP, we take care of our employees, treat …
Continue reading

Inspection & Testing of Fire Sprinklers – What to Expect

July 23rd, 2020

Regular inspections and testing of your fire sprinkler system is very important for maintaining system integrity, keeping people and property safe and avoiding penalties for noncompliance with code. Even during times when your building is unoccupied, it still must be a priority to have your fire sprinklers inspected and tested. What is an inspection? An …
Continue reading

Dry Pipe Sprinkler Systems for Cold Spaces

February 18th, 2020

A fire sprinkler system is one of the most basic and effective ways to protect your facility from a fire. One type of sprinkler system that may be found in some applications is a dry pipe sprinkler system. Dry sprinklers are used in cold spaces as they prevent pipe freeze-ups in areas prone to freezing. …
Continue reading

IFP Lessons Learned – Fire Extinguisher

November 7th, 2019

Location: High Way 53, North Georgia Hazard: On Tuesday, October 15, 2019 an IFP employee was traveling on Highway 53 when the fire extinguisher attached to his rack came sailing off. The driver was not aware of any bump or pothole that would have caused it. Trailing vehicles were far enough back that when the …
Continue reading

Foam Fire Suppression Systems

November 1st, 2019

In some facilities that are high hazard, water-based fire sprinkler systems will not be a sufficient means of fire suppression. In these areas that are highly hazardous, alternative forms of fire suppression are required to extinguish a fire before it becomes disastrous. One form of fire suppression that works well in these environments is foam …
Continue reading

Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems

October 16th, 2019

Fire sprinkler systems are one of the most effective tools in preventing a fire from ruining your property or injuring people. A sprinkler system can extinguish a fire, preventing it from reaching other parts of the building and allowing people to safely escape. How Do Fire Sprinkler Systems Work? Fire sprinkler systems put out fire …
Continue reading