According to the NFPA, from 2010-2015, there were 109,000 apartment fires, causing 400 deaths, 4,170 injuries and $1.3 million in property damage. In apartment buildings, fire protection systems can play an important role in saving the lives of the building occupants when a fire breaks out. The fire protection system in apartment buildings should include fire sprinklers, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers.
During the cold winter months there are many hazards in your home that can lead to a fire. Heating, holiday decorations, and candles increase the risk of fire in the winter. Being aware of these hazards can help you keep your home safer from fire.
In November 2016, W&M Sprinkler’s second headquarters expansion was completed, adding some much needed 863 sq. ft. of office space and 570 sq. ft. of warehouse space to its existing lease in Hawthorne NY, and bringing the totals to 3304 sq. ft. of office space and 2632 sq. ft. of warehouse space. While the first… Read more »
Since the creation of the first fire engine in the late 1600s, technological improvements have consistently provided us with the information and supplies needed to increase our safety when it comes to fires. The most recent fire safety development has been made by Plumis, a London-based manufacturer that recently introduced the Automist Smartscan. A wireless… Read more »
Happy New Year from W & M Sprinkler! A fresh start for us all, the new year offers an opportunity to make positive changes in our lives and homes. And one great change you can make is installing a sprinkler system. While no one expects a fire to start in their home or business, accidents… Read more »
A tragic fire in Lynn, Massachusetts has individuals and groups across the state lobbying for a change in building and fire codes. The fire took place around 1 a.m. on December 4, 2015 when an apartment building was engulfed in flames, leaving four dead. Incidents like this are more common than we would like, and… Read more »