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TEST YOUR IQ: FIRE & SPRINKLER SYSTEMS FACTS & FICTION

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June 1st, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
There is often a fine line between fact and fiction, and that line can also be blurred when it comes to our perceptions of sprinkler systems. It’s a century-old fact that sprinklers are highly effective elements of total system designs for fire protection in buildings and safety of life. When they are present, the chances of dying in a fire are reduced 50 to 75 percent, and the average property loss per fire is cut 50 to 65 percent.
 
Yet there are still common misunderstandings about sprinkler operation and effectiveness. Let’s test your sprinkler system IQ with a little True or False test. Check your answers at the end of the test. I hope you score 100 percent!
 
 
 
 
 
 

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: SIEMENS – INGENUITY FOR LIFE

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May 15, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
Make no mistake about it! Brothers Fire and Security only works with vendors we trust. We look for vendors with significant contributions to new technology in the fire and security industry, and with solutions that focus on quality and customers. Our vendors are important not just because our reputation is on the line, but because we are committed to provide the best in fire and security services. I’m excited to introduce a series on our vendors to tell you about the brands we trust, and to share valuable product and service education.
 
SIEMENS – RICH HISTORY AND COMMITMENT
 
Founded in 1847, Siemens CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR HOMEPAGE is a global powerhouse focusing on electrification, automation and digitalization. From New York City to

8 LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE RECENT TRUMP TOWER FIRE

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May 1st, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:
 
A long-time family friend of mine lives on the 32nd floor of Trump Tower in Manhattan, NY, and I was worried about him when I heard about the April 7 fire on the 50th floor. Fortunately, he was fine and his apartment was not damaged.
 
The fire was contained to one apartment, but tragically, the resident died. Fire department officials said the large apartment was heavily furnished and “virtually entirely on fire” with flames shooting out of the broken windows. The cause of the fire? Sequenced power strips powering multiple components. Compounding this preventable tragedy, there were no smoke alarms in the apartment.
 
 
 
Trump Tower was built in 1983 when sprinkler systems were not required for commercial high-rises.
 
Many high-rises

TAX TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FIRE & SECURITY SYSTEMS

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April 15, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:

The dust has settled on the tax season and you’re breathing a sigh of relief—or scratching your head wondering what you can do to improve the bottom line. Now is the time to look for ways to lower expenses, streamline budgets, and effectively manage risk that will make a positive difference at tax time next year.

One way is to look at your fire and security systems. Are you getting the most out of them? Technology is constantly changing and there are new upgrades all the time. Also, old systems can put your buildings and its people at risk, and raise your insurance rates.
 
TIP THE TAX SCALES IN YOUR FAVOR

If a fire and security system upgrade is needed, here are

EXPANDING YOUR BUSINESS IS MORE THAN FINDING SPACE

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April 1, 2018, Minneapolis, Minnesota:

Your business is growing and it’s time to make changes to meet your needs both now and in the future. Obviously, a major consideration is space. Do you remodel, move to one or more locations, buy a new business? Whatever your decision on space, you need a trusted partner to determine and implement your fire and security needs.

Brothers Fire & Security will work closely with you to save time, money and stress as your business expands. We’ll help you determine what systems and services you’ll need and provide a monitoring service that you can trust to deliver 24-7. We’ll scale the system based on future growth and get accurate information on everything for your budgetary analysis.
 
 
HOW IS YOUR BUSINESS EXPANDING?