Fire alarm systems are crucial for the safety of anyone who spends time inside possibly flammable environments (like buildings). There are multiple types of alarm systems that involve sound, lights, and sometimes vocal announcements. The idea of a fire system is to protect people in danger of being trapped by a fire and alert them that there is trouble and they should evacuate to a safe location immediately, if possible. Depending on the alarm there are options for the system to have heat sensors, smoke detectors, and even manual trigger activation. Keep the people in your building safe and read our blog for tips on choosing the best alarm system for your building needs.

  1. Why Does Fire Change Colors?

    The Colors of Flames and Why They Change Have you ever noticed how different parts of a flame are colored differently? If you start a fire, the bottom of the flame is typically a blueish-color, while the top of the flame is a bright orange color. Why is this true? Well, one of the main ways to answer this question can easily be answered by looking up. Up? Yes, up at the stars! By glancing up at th…Read More

  2. 10 Most Flammable Items In Your Office Part 1

    Things that Can Set Your Work On Fire At your work, you can’t afford distractions. You have a strategy and a plan for how you want your day to go; things have to get done and you don’t have time to lose! But, when a fire alarm and a sprinkler system go off, it doesn’t matter what you are doing, you have to leave the building. Office fires are not to be ignored. Fire incidents should be taken…Read More

  3. Why Fire Protection Services are Important

    The Importance of Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems For businesses, it is important to stay on top of safety. One wrong move and someone could be seriously injured and sue. Fire disasters unfortunately happen and cause significant destruction to both a building and to a business. Part of the reason that fires are so derailing for a business is because they cause damages to the building, equipment,…Read More

  4. Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems Can Save Employee Lives

    How Commercial Fires Start Between 2004 and 2013, commercial building fires accounted for over $2 billion in damages. Fire is an incredibly destructive force and it can cover a large area in very little time. But, how do commercial fires happen? Residential fires are a little more common, being that some homes have fireplaces and electrical problems. But, shouldn’t commercial buildings be well-p…Read More

  5. What to do to Prepare for a Fire

    It is no secret that lately there has been a lot more fire-related incidents. Fire is a dangerous and uncontrollable disaster than can happen when we are least expecting. Fire can occur naturally, such as wildfires; or accidentally, such as leaving the stove on. Fire can also unfortunately happen intentionally, often committed by ill-intended arsonists. The point is, fire is sometimes unpredictabl…Read More

  6. What To Do If You’re In An Unfamiliar Place And The Fire Alarm Goes Off

    It’s one thing to have an evacuation plan for your own facility, but it’s quite another thing to be in an unfamiliar location when the fire system sounds the alarm. Perhaps you’re a salesperson or service technician onsite at another place of business, a shopper in a mall, or just a visitor dropping something off. If this ever happens to you, you may find it bewildering and disorienting, and…Read More

  7. Is Your Fire System Inadequate, Or Will It Keep You Safe?

    Be grateful that you live in the 21st century, where we have the infrastructure, engineering capability, and scientific knowledge to build fire protection systems into our buildings. Given the fact that we spend most of our lives indoors, it’s a good thing we’re not still living back in the days when a building could catch fire and burn to the ground in minutes. Fire protection systems are ind…Read More

  8. Fire Protection Tips You Wouldn’t Have Thought Of

    Fire can be one of the most devastating things that can happen to your company, and it’s worth putting some thought into the ways you can protect yourself and your assets from the damage that fire could cause to your business. Of course, the first thing you should think of is to ensure that your facility has in place a viable fire protection system. MLN Fire Protection specializes in all the ser…Read More

  9. Do You Have A Written Procedure If Your Smoke Detectors Go Off?

    Someone burns popcorn in the breakroom microwave and the smoke detectors go off. Someone else leaves a candle burning on their desk when they leave for lunch, and it causes a small fire, but no one is injured and there is minimal property loss. Having your smoke detectors go off is a major hassle in a commercial building, above all when you are in a situation where your security system automatical…Read More

  10. What You Should Know about the Texas Commission on Fire Protection

    If you own a company or manage the building maintenance for a commercial building in Houston, you probably take it for granted that there are firefighters standing by, ready to spring into action if your place of business were ever to catch fire. It’s probably not something you think about very often, but the safety and security of your employees and property depends heavily on these people who …Read More