Sprinkler douses fire at USM dorm

A fire at the University of Southern Maine was put out by the fire sprinkler system. Officials say the fire was started in a trash can in Upton-Hastings Hall around 2:30 a.m. on Monday.  Students living in the hall were evacuated to Brooks Student Center.  No one was hurt. The entire article can be read… Read more »

Myth: A smoke alarm is all the fire protection your home needs.

If your shirt was on fire, would you rather I tell you about it or put it out? Smoke alarms alert occupants to the presence of danger, but residents can’t rely on smoke alarms alone to keep them safe from fires. many high-risk populations– infants, children, people with disabilities, older adults – can have difficulty… Read more »

NYC Backflow Testing

NYC Backflow Testing is required by the New York City Department of Environmental Control (DEP) upon installation and on an annual basis, thereafter. Each backflow device must be tested by a New York State Certified Backflow Prevention Device Tester and a test report (FORM GEN-215B) certifying that the backflow prevention device is operating properly must… Read more »

5 Year Internal Inspection

Every owner of a sprinkler system wants to avoid costly and dangerous damage to their sprinkler system. Sprinkler pipes are a lot like a car, if it’s not maintained it can result in expensive and unwanted repairs. At W&M Sprinkler we recommended that all of our customers perform 5 Year Internal Obstruction Investigations to the… Read more »

FDNY Notice of Violation (NOV)

A Notice of Violation is a form issued at the end of a fire inspection to notify the respondent if one or more of the city’s administrative codes or Fire Department rules have been found to be in violation. FDNY inspections are usually scheduled annually, but an inspection may be performed at any time if… Read more »