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Smoke Alarms at Home

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. Smoke alarms should be installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level. Smoke alarms should be connected so […]

Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Service

The Fire & Safety Commodities service team uses a custom built reporting system that is fully functional from their handheld smartphones. Our technicians have the ability to include voice data, photos, and apply all AHJ and applicable state codes. This ensures that your company’s fire protection equipment has been tested properly. All of our service […]

9 Fire Safety Tips for Students Heading Back-To-School

The beginning of a new school year means becoming familiar with new classes, homework, friends, and PARTIES! With such hectic lives, college students forget about the real danger of accidental fires. We would like to remind students to take action to protect themselves and their friends from fire. In the past six years, 89 people […]

The On-site Service Vehicle

On-site Service Vehicle

Before the world became as it is today, Fire & Safety Commodities dispatched technicians, armed with our colored folders (see previous blog, “So Many Systems . . . So Much Better!”), in a pickup or gutted-out Ford E-350 van with all the tools and manuals required to perform annual fire extinguisher inspections and semi-annual kitchen fire system inspections all […]

Fire Extinguisher Training

Request Fire Extinguisher Training for Your Business Fire-related accidents often result in injuries and sometimes death, which can be prevented through fire safety training. Fire safety training is the most important factor in enhancing people’s fire safety knowledge and the effectiveness of their response in the event of a fire which could lead to a […]

Fire Extinguisher Inspection Checklist

In order to ensure that they are available and operate properly when needed, both federal certification requirements and state license requirements mandate that all commercial facilities properly inspect, test and maintain their portable fire extinguishers. Visual inspections Portable fire extinguishers are required to be visually inspected when initially placed in service and at least monthly […]

Our In-house Fire Safety Training Facilities

Our in-house training process has been supercharged with the addition of a hands-on training space and meeting room. All of our technicians, both new and experienced, are required to undergo continuous training delivered by our in-house fire safety gurus. In the past, this training has been comprised of conference room lectures, videos and hands-on training […]

Today in Fire History | Beverly Hills Supper Club fire of 1977

The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Southgate, Kentucky, is the third deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. It occurred on the night of May 28, 1977, during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. A total of 165 persons died and over 200 were injured as a result of the blaze. It was the deadliest fire […]

So Many Systems . . . So Much Better!

Over 30 years ago, Fire & Safety Commodities was founded upon the idea that kitchen fire suppression systems could be designed, installed, maintained and serviced BETTER! That vision remains the driving force behind our success. These days, however, we are working diligently to build better systems across the board and behind the scenes. Things like […]

Are Halotron fire extinguishers a good choice?

Halotron® I is a proven clean extinguishing agent effective on a wide range of fires. These include class A (ordinary combustibles, wood, paper, rubber, plastics, cloth), class B (involving flammable liquids, greases, oils, paints, solvents, alcohols, flammable gases, etc.), and class C (involving energized electrical equipment). Since it is a clean agent, it does not […]