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Sound the Alarm!
Did you know a fire can double in size and intensity every 30 seconds? Read more on what it means to have a properly maintained fire alarm.
Testing 1, 2, 3...
What can be done to avoid common fire code deficiencies and maintain compliance with NFPA regulations? Learn more about testing, inspecting and maintaining fire alarm systems.
Common Deficiencies for Sprinkler System
Automatic Sprinkler Systems are complex, yet integral for fire safety. Read more for some of the common deficiencies found in sprinkler systems.
Five Year Internal Inspections
Material can build up in your sprinkler system, compromising its functionality. Learn more about how this required maintenance can keep your sprinkler operational.
3 Common Fire Protection Equipment Deficiencies
Fire protection equipment is an essential part of any facility’s life safety program. Read about some of the most common deficiencies.
Home Fire Safety
You’ve trusted Cintas to protect your facility, but fires do not limit themselves to places of business. Learn more about fire protection tips to stay safe at home.
Understanding Automatic Fire Alarm Systems
Automatic fire alarm systems often play a major role in loss prevention during a fire emergency. Read more for a basic overview of the components of an automatic fire alarm system.
Motor Vehicle Fire Safety
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) there were over 187,000 vehicle fires in the US in 2011, causing over 250 civilian deaths. Read more on tips to prevent vehicle fires and respond appropriately should one occur.
Treating Burns
Even when all the proper safety measures are followed, burn injuries may still occur. Learn more on tips to follow if you experience a minor burn injury.
Types of Sprinkler Systems
Automatic sprinkler systems often play a critical role in minimizing fire damage at a facility. Read more to see if your facility has the right type of sprinkler system.
Kitchen Systems: Understanding Codes and Compliance
Kitchen suppression systems are subject to specific codes and regulations. Learn more about the importance of partnering with a fire protection provider to inspect your system regularly.
Understanding Required Code: the NFPA, your AHJ, and your Insurance Company
Fire protection regulations are a complex and ever-changing set of rules that differ from facility to facility. Read more on how these three regulatory bodies impact the specific code applicable to your facility.
Keeping your Portable Extinguishers Compliant: Internal Servicing Process
You may have noticed that your Cintas fire service technician exchanges some of your extinguishers with freshly serviced units from time to time. Learn more about what happens to your old extinguishers through our “Even Exchange” extinguisher servicing process.
Traveling Tips: Choosing a Fire-Safe Hotel
It is important to consider fire safety when making hotel reservations. Read more for tips to stay safe as you travel.
Faster, More Reliable Fire Alarm Monitoring With CintasNet
Fire Emergencies can occur at any time—even when your facility is closed. Cintas offers a reliable, lightning-fast solution with CintasNet wireless fire alarm panel monitoring. Learn more about this solution.
Winterizing Your Fire Protection System
Each winter, pipes in sprinkler systems freeze and burst, causing significant amounts of property damage. Don’t fall victim to piping problems. Learn more about winterizing your fire protection system.
Prevention and Extinguishing of Cooking Fires
With the holidays fast approaching, you and your family may be spending a lot of time preparing food, presenting the risk for kitchen fires. Learn more about how to respond should a fire emergency occur in your home.
Protecting Your Computer Server Room From Fire Damage
The traditional fire protection equipment in your computer server room can cause damage to your equipment in a fire. Cintas installs, services and repairs all kinds of clean agent fire suppression systems. Read more for tips when assessing your server room fire protection needs.
Fire Extinguisher Training: Giving Your Employees the Skills to be Safe
Every facility has portable fire extinguishers by law. But do your employees know how to properly use them in the event of a fire? Learn more about Cintas fire extinguisher training.
Introducing The Value Inspection Program (VIP) Guarantee
Cintas is now the only fire protection provider to offer the Value Inspection Program (VIP) Guarantee. If after we inspect your fire protection devices the Fire Marshal determines you are out of compliance, we will reinspect your device within 48 hours to correct the problem. Read more details regarding this new program.
Celebrate Safely: 5 Tips For Handling Fireworks
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks were involved in 4 four deaths and over 9,000 injuries in 2011. Although beautiful, fireworks are dangerous. It is important to take the proper precautions before attempting to handle them yourself. Follow these tips to help keep your family and friends safe.
Are Your Emergency Exit Signs Compliant?
To avoid hefty fines for fire code violations, it is important that your facility has working emergency exit signage that is compliant with all applicable codes. Emergency exit lights should be checked on a monthly basis to ensure proper functionality. Learn how to reduce your risk of noncompliance.
Simple Safety Tips For Outdoor Grilling
Grilling can be a fun and relaxing way to prepare delicious meals during the warmer months. However, there are many dangers associated with grilling that, if not heeded, could cause severe injury or even death. For a safe grilling experience, follow these simple safety tips.
Cost Saving Technologies for Fire Alarm Monitoring
Costly conventional hardwire monitoring does not have to continue to drain your pocket book every month. Learn more about our cost saving solution to monitoring your fire alarm.
Fire Extinguisher Annual Inspection
Have you ever wondered how a fire extinguisher inspection is performed? Learn more about what really goes on during your annual inspection, and what separates Cintas from everyone else.
Home Heating Safety Tips
During the cold winter months there is nothing better than watching a movie and eating popcorn in front of a warm fireplace. But before you get too comfortable, remember to practice home fire safety to protect your family and loved ones.
Lightning Safety Tips
Did you know that even if a storm cell is miles away from you there is still a chance you could be struck by lightning? Learn how to stay safe from this dangerous and natural phenomenon.
The ABC’s of Fire Extinguishers
Did you know that different types of fires require different types of fire extinguishers to suppress them? Learn more about the different types of fires and fire extinguishers.
The Importance of a Fire Prevention Plan at Your Facility
From 2005-2009, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates 115,500 structural fires occurred annually in non-residential properties resulting in $3.1 billion in direct property damage. Read more for a list of proactive steps your business can take to help prevent fire loss.