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Integrated Fire SystemsCompany Updates

Take a Look at Our Blog Archive’s We have been putting out weekly blogs for the past year and a half. These blogs range from various fire and life safety topics that we hope can help educate our customers. The blog is also a great way for us to share important updates about our company. So far we have accumulated … Read More

15 Years in Business!

Integrated Fire SystemsCompany Updates

Happy Anniversary to Us and Our Customers Integrated Fire Systems, Inc. (IFS) was opened in April 2004 by two couples. One couple owned and operated a fire sprinkler installation company and the other couple owned and operated a fire alarm installation company. Together, they wanted an innovated one stop shop that could monitor, test, and inspect the fire sprinkler and … Read More

Hot Work Fire Safety

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What is Hot Work and Why is it Important? Construction sites are often a location where fires can break out. When hot work is happening on these construction sites there is even more of a possibility for fires. What is Hot Work? According to NFPA, “hot work is any process involving flame, spark, or heat production. Typically, this includes: cutting … Read More

Bed Bugs and Fire Sprinklers

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Don’t Set off Your Fire Sprinklers during Your Extermination No one likes to think about the possibility of getting bed bugs in their hotels or homes, but they are a part of the hospitality business. Infestations do spread quickly; it can also be difficult to get rid of, especially when you have a fire sprinkler system in your building. The … Read More

Washing Machine and Dryer Fires

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Are You Properly Using Your Washers and Dryers Using washers and dryers is a frequent occurrence in most people’s life. They are an important and helpful tool when it comes to doing laundry, but a lot of people do not think about how big of a fire risk they are. Fire Facts NFPA reports that US fire departments respond, “to … Read More

Halloween Fire and Life Safety

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How to Keep You and Your Family Safe during Halloween Fall is here and Halloween is upon us. Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything, fall decorations, lit jack-o-lanterns, costumes, and trick-or-treating. These Halloween symbols and activities are fun for all involved, but they can also be filled with dangerous fire risks. Statistics from NFPA From 2009-2013, decorations were the … Read More

Stickers, Tags, and Plates

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Get To Know What Stickers, Tags, and Plates We Put on Your Systems Here at IFS we have 17 stickers, 2 tags, and 4 plates that we use to ensure that your fire and life safety devices are marked properly. Some of these are required by NFPA, while others just help us and our techs stay organized in providing you … Read More

Airbnb Fire and Life Safety

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Is Your Rental Home a Safety Risk? More and more people are vacationing using Airbnb. They offer great prices on renting rooms and entire homes. Their selection ranges from cozy and inviting to eclectic and adventurous. But just because these rentals are on the market, it does not mean that they have the proper fire and life safety devices. How … 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