Category: Fire & Life Safety

Lake County Illinois Adopts New Building Codes

Lake County Illinois Adopts New Building Codes In 2022, 86 people died across the state of Illinois in residential structure fires. To help prevent such tragedies in 2023 and beyond, the Lake County Board has adopted the 2018 series of International Code Council building codes, and these new building codes are now in effect. What […]

National Backflow Prevention Day

National Backflow Prevention Day On August 16th, 2021, the first National Backflow Prevention Day was celebrated nearly a century after one of the most tragic backflow incidents in U.S. history. The 1933 Chicago World Fair attracted people from all over the world to see the rapidly growing metropolis of Chicago. Unfortunately, two of the main […]

A Quick Guide for Fire Extinguisher Inspections

A Quick Guide for Fire Extinguisher Inspections ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers are devices that can prevent a fire incident from turning into a devastating accident. Therefore, it is important to keep up with your extinguisher’s inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) schedule to give you the peace of mind that the device will work if […]

NFPA 25 Inspection Requirements

NFPA 25 Inspection Requirements The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a nonprofit organization. This organization is responsible for setting codes and standards for best practices in the fire protection industry. As advancements are made in sprinkler technologies and new methods are developed, the codes require regular updates. Recently, the NFPA has included new requirements […]

All-Inclusive Fire Protection Solution

USAFP is your All-Inclusive Fire Protection Solution Protecting lives and property is the mission at USA Fire Protection. Our all-inclusive fire and life safety systems enable us to do just that. Every element is important when it comes to fire protection. When each one is working properly you receive the maximum overall protection. These elements […]

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Make Eye Protection Part of Your 2023 Vision Workplace eye injuries send 20,000 people to the emergency room each year. To help raise awareness and prevent such accidents, the American Academy of Ophthalmology names July National Eye Injury Prevention Month. With half the year gone already, take some time to refocus your safety efforts to […]

Grilling Up Some Fire Safety

Grilling Up Some Fire Safety June to August are peak summer months and are perfect for grilling. However, despite having codes in place to help prevent fire incidents and injuries, the NFPA found that grilling causes an average of 10,600 home fires, 160 civilian injuries and $149 million in direct property damage annually. Keep your […]

Fire Suppression System Spring Maintenance Tips

Fire Suppression System Spring Maintenance Tips Spring is the perfect time of year for new beginnings. After a long winter, jumpstart the new season with these fire suppression system spring maintenance tips to ensure your family, employees, and property are protected. What to Do Cold weather can cause (and hide) small issues with fire safety […]

My Fire Alarm is in Trouble, Now What?

What you Need to Know! Fire Alarm systems are the first line of defense when it comes to fire protection. these systems actively work to detect smoke, heat, or an activated fire suppression system. Once detected it sounds an alarm, activates horns and strobe lights, and notifies the Fire Department. Depending upon which systems are […]

Restaurant Fire Safety Tips

Restaurant Fire Safety Tips Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, OR taking a break from cooking, all it takes is a fire sparking to set your evening adrift. Both the restaurant go-er and owner will suffer the consequences. Approximately 8,240 restaurant fires occur annually, resulting in an average of 2 deaths, 115 injuries, and […]