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HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR SPRING BREAK IS RESTFUL, NOT STRESSFUL

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March 15, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:

No one wants to come home from spring break to discover pipes have burst flooding the basement, or your business has been burglarized. And you certainly don’t want to get a call in the middle of the night about a fire in your home or business.

Those worse-case scenarios can be prevented by checking out your fire and security systems before you leave. The advance planning will bring peace of mind so you can relax and enjoy your vacation or focus on your business trip.

WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHILE YOU’RE AWAY

A study by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety found that 65 percent of water damage insurance claims were the result of a failure of the plumbing supply system

WHY OLD FIRE AND SECURITY SYSTEMS MAKE YOUR BUILDINGS—AND BUSINESS—VULNERABLE

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March 1, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Cell phones and computers update automatically. Modems are replaced with the latest models. Cable companies keep boosting internet speeds. To keep up with the rapid-fire technology advances in almost every facet of our lives and businesses, updates and new systems are not just common, they are essential.

The fire and security industry is no different, and advances in technology are driving improvements. Yet updating obsolete systems is not at the top of most companies’ To Do List and they can be overlooked, which makes your buildings vulnerable. But technology updates are vital to ensure your systems are ready to protect buildings and their occupants in emergencies.

From an insurance standpoint, fire and security systems that are old and not functioning correctly can put your insurance at risk

CELEBRATING TRADESWOMEN: WELCOME KIM BRINKMAN

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February 15, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:

I’ve always been committed to hiring women and providing opportunities for advancement for all of our employees. Ultimately, we always look for the best person for the job, and whether that person is man or woman has no bearing on my hiring decisions—or their pay. And that includes women in the trades.

During World War II (1940 – 1945). the percentage of women working in the U.S. increased from 27 percent to 37 percent. When the men returned from the war, many women stayed home to raise their families, took support roles, nursing or teaching jobs, or continued with factory work.

In 1992, when Brothers Fire & Security was founded, only two percent of skilled workers were women. Today, while there are 74.6 million women working in

8 KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN RESEARCHING SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS

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February 1, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:

To meet the growing needs of the 75 million baby boomers and their aging parents, many new independent living communities are now connected to long-term care facilities. There are options to transition from independent living to assisted living as needed, skilled nursing services, memory care and hospice, all though the same senior living system.

It’s just a matter of time when you’ll be involved in researching the options about senior living for yourself, your spouse, your parents, a family member or a friend. When it comes time to consider senior living options, for yourself or your loved ones, safety is as important as affordability. Safety speaks to the quality of life at the community.

 
At Brothers Fire and Security encourage you to ask the following

7 WAYS TO SAFETY-CHECK YOUR VENDORS

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January 15, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:

We at Brothers Fire & Security believes that safety is paramount to our success. In fact, our current EMR safety rating is .86, which is amongst the industry’s best.

Like we do, I’m confident that you work hard to ensure that your employees and customers are in a safe, protected environment when it comes to your business. But what about your vendors, such as your monitoring entity, fire and security partner, electricians, roofers, plumbers, and drivers? Outside vendors can have an impact on your business in a both positive and negative ways.

No matter the size of your company or the vendor, it’s smart business to pay close attention to all of your vendor’s safety record. The best way to find that out is through online search