Wildfires and COVID-19

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How COVID-19 will Affect California’s Wildfires On Wednesday May 13th, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily press conference with California Fire Chief Thom Porter live from the Cameron Park Fire Department in El Dorado County. During this press conference he spoke about how we are entering fire season and how due to COVID-19 this year’s wildfires will bring … Read More

The New Normal for Fire and Life Safety

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Buildings are Being Used Differently but They Are Still at Risk of Fire During this time in California our buildings are being used in ways that we aren’t used to. Hotels are mostly either left empty or filled with essential workers. Nursing homes are following strict quarantine orders. Grow rooms are being worked over time to meet California’s cannabis demand. … Read More

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2020

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How to Celebrate on May 2nd Saturday, May 2nd is NFPA’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. According to NFPA this day was created as a “Prep Day to raise awareness of wildfire risk, to share information and knowledge, and to help residents make changes to improve the survival of their homes and neighborhoods.” Wildfire Statistics NFPA reports the following statistics for … Read More

Employee Appreciation

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We Appreciate Our Essential Workers This year’s Employee Appreciation week is looking a little different from that of years past due to the current pandemic shutdowns. We are not gathering over meals to enjoy each other’s company and expressing our gratitude for each of our employees. Instead, we are cancelling meetings, keeping 6 feet distance between each person, and constantly … Read More

Fire Dangers in Unoccupied Buildings

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Are Your Buildings Still Getting Their Fire and Life Safety Inspections? Around the world people are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This has led to businesses closing their doors and millions of people either getting laid off or starting to work from home. These unprecedented times are calling for unprecedented measures which are leaving millions … Read More

To Our Customers

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We have been silent on our blog and social media since the end of 2019. This has been due to us working diligently to provide our customers with the best service possible. Over the past few months we have been reorganizing our paperwork processing procedure and working on our Customer Cloud. These steps have been taken to help provide better … Read More

Closed For the Holidays

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Our Office Will Be Closed 12/24/2019 – 1/1/2020 One of the best parts of the holiday season is the ability to take a break and spend time with your family and friends. This is why here at IFS we are giving our employees the gift of spending time with their loved ones. In order to do this, our office will … Read More

Power Outages and Fire and Life Safety Equipment

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Prepare for Power Outages Throughout the past few months California has been experiencing PG&E power outages. According to PG&E, “it may be necessary for us to turn off electricity when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted.” Here in Northern California we are in high fire danger season. We have yet to get any … Read More

Fire and Life Safety in Mercantile Properties

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Be Safe While Shopping This Holiday Season The Holiday Season is here which means that people will be flooding to mercantile properties to get all of the best Black Friday deals. NFPA describes mercantile properties as, “an assortment of different types of stores, facilities providing personal services such as barber and beauty shops, laundry or dry cleaning shops, service stations, … Read More

How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires

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Protect Your Property Using the Home Ignition Zone Throughout October and these first few days of November, California has been battling wildfires. And the parts of the state that haven’t been on fire have been under wildfire watch. After the town of Paradise was decimated by the Camp fire last year, many people in Northern California are more aware than … Read More