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30-Year Picnic

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 …
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Pre-Action Fire Sprinkler Systems

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 …
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Fire Prevention Week 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 …
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Celebrating 30 Years in Business

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 …
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Inspection & Testing of Fire Sprinklers – What to Expect

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 …
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Dry Pipe Sprinkler Systems for Cold Spaces

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. …
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IFP Lessons Learned – Fire Extinguisher

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 …
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Foam Fire Suppression Systems

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 …
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Wet Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems

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 …
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Fire Prevention Week

Learning how to prevent fires is extremely important for your safety and the safety of those around you. October 6th – 12th, 2019 is Fire Prevention Week. During this week, take some time to learn how to stay safe from fires. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed during the week of October 9th …
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