Apprenticeship FAQ

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Popular Questions About Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler Apprenticeship Programs Last year we released two blog posts about becoming fire alarm and fire sprinkler apprentices. The fire sprinkler apprenticeship post talks about the new California law that requires apprentices, the process on becoming an apprentice, and how you become a journeyman. The fire alarm apprenticeship post talks about the process … Read More

Smoke Alarms for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Will You Be Notified in the Event of a Fire? Smoke alarms are important devices that help notify people that smoke is present in a building. The smoke alarms alert is traditionally auditory. This audible beep is loud and startling. This is meant to get people’s attention so they can evacuate the building quickly and safely. But, for people who … Read More

Smoke Alarms

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Is Your Home Protected? Fires start quickly and smoke travels just as fast. This is why it is extremely important to have smoke alarms properly installed in your commercial and residential buildings. Smoke alarms allow you to be notified of a fire before the fire reaches you. This gives you time to get out as safely as possible. In order … Read More

Fire Alarm Apprenticeship Program

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Why is it Important and How Do You Sign Up? There are two ways to become a fire alarm journeyman. If you have no experience in the trade, or less than 4,000 hours of verified experience in the trade, you must complete the fire alarm apprenticeship program. If you have 4,000 hours of verified work experience in the trade you … Read More

Importance of Battery Testing

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Are the Batteries in Your Devices Working? Fire Alarm Systems are vital components to your building. They are likely to be the first detectors of any sign of fire. It is important that these systems are in constant working order, even when the power goes out. Back-up batteries provide a vital role in keeping your system up when the electricity … Read More

Cellular Communicators

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Effective Fire Alarm Signal Transmission Fire Alarm Monitoring of commercial buildings is a fact of modern life. The fire alarm sounds after a manual or automatic device activates it. The system transmits the signal to a company like us. From here we employ professional dispatchers to send the proper agency to respond. Fire trucks roll with sirens blaring to the … Read More

What To Do If Your Fire Alarm Panel is Beeping

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Don’t Panic! We Can Help! Fire Alarms are engineered to make a lot of noise. We all recognize the noises Fire Alarms make when they are in Alarm Condition. This is because we have been trained to respond to the loud sirens or voice evacuation orders in school and workplace fire drills. But, it can be confusing when the fire … Read More

Importance of An Annual Fire Alarm Inspection

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Has Your Property Had an Annual Fire Alarm Inspection This Year? Fire Alarm Systems are a vital element to your property. They ensure that your occupants will be notified in the event of a fire and they alert the local authorities to put out the fires. This means that people will be able to get out of the building safely … Read More

Monitoring Fire Alarms

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IFS Knows the Importance of Monitoring Your Fire Alarm System Fire alarm systems are vital in alerting you and the people in the protected space that there is a fire at your property. But, just having the fire alarm system is not enough. In order for a fire alarm system to notify fire authorities the system needs to be monitored. … Read More

Our Partnership with Potter

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IFS is Teaming Up with Potter Electric Signal Company In last week’s blog post we announced that we are now working with Potter Electric Signal Company. We are now a Potter Authorized Systems Distributor. This means that Potter is our primary equipment line for our medium to large Fire Alarm Installations, Tenant Improvements and all Voice Evacuation Upgrades. This new … Read More