Tag Archives: Fire Protection

Don’t Play to the Beat of Your Own Drum Drip- Freeze Protection Tips

Because, Sometimes a sprinkler system’s worst enemy is water… The frozen kind, that is…. Your Dry Sprinkler Systems need extra protection as the winter freeze weather approaches.  We at Century Fire Protection are always here for you but there is something that you do to help…   In order to prevent freeze damage in the cold months the following procedures will need to take place at least monthly (weekly would be better!):   Locate the Drum Drips on your Dry Systems Close top valve on Continue reading →

Our People: Special Hazards Silverback, Ed Cone

People.  That’s really what makes (or breaks) an organization, isn’t it? Who wants to work with someone they don’t like? Not me! So what kind of people are you working with when you work with Century Fire Protection? To answer that, we’ll be posting a series of blogs over the next few months that profile our team so you can get to know us. We’re starting with one of my friends and a “silverback” in our industry, Ed Cone. Among other things Ed is an Air Continue reading →

Honesty & Your Fire Protection Contractor

Honesty is such a lonely word… and mostly what you need from your fire protection contractor.   Two things have happened in the last two days which prompted the Billy Joel song “Honesty” to start running through my head. (Non-stop!)               Honesty is such a lonely word             Everyone is so untrue               Honesty is hardly ever heard             And mostly what I need from you       Here’s what happened: A competitor wasn’t honest about their capabilities and might have gained a Continue reading →

The Juggling Act: Managing Your Fire Systems

Managing fire protection compliance for a facility of any size or type can be a juggling act.   There are a number of challenges including: Keeping up with the ever-changing fire codes Coordinating the maintenance and repairs of different fire and life safety systems Determining inspection frequencies and staying on schedule Meeting insurance requirements Keeping up with facility changes   Technology continues to play a crucial role in the fire and life safety industry and therefore the line between all of your different fire and Continue reading →