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  • Everyone has their favorite shows on TV. Be it sports, drama, comedy, everyone is entertained differently. Don’t get me wrong, I love sports (especially being in Cleveland and LeBron is on every other night), but my favorite show is Shark Tank. What’s really entertaining is when your favorite TV show crosses paths with your career. more » The post Insights About Two Fire Safety Products on Shark T...

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  •   Let’s be honest, every fire protection company has certified technicians. They mostly show up on time, are ethical in the discovery of your fire protection needs, and are generally nice people. And even though having a great fire protection technician is the best way to delight your customers, it isn’t everything. So why do more » The post 3 of the Most Important Qualities of a Fire Protection C...

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  • Kitchen grease is nasty! Grease enters through your baffle filters, goes into your ductwork, lands onto your fans, and eventually accumulates on your rooftop. The solution? Schedule more hood cleanings with a qualified fire protection company? A fire protection company will include rooftop cleaning as part of the grease management process, but for restaurants that more » The post How to Get Rid of...

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  • We recently set up a booth at a NAOO (Northeast Ohio Apartment Association) tradeshow here in Cleveland, Ohio. The tradeshow encouraged vendors to come up with an activity as part of a scavenger hunt, in order to establish interaction, but also something fun for vendors and members to do. If a member fills out the more » The post Three Mistakes People Make With Fire Extinguishers appeared first on...

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  •   “We have people quote us for half the price, and we just don’t care, we love you guys, and we’ll never use anyone else.” said a client last week. I heard this statement doing a marketing research interview with a client of 18 years. I wanted to pick his brain on why he continually more » The post 5 Traits of a Rare and Authentic Fire Service Technician appeared first on ABCO Fire Protection.

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  •   Do you know everything about fire extinguishers? Whether you’re a certified technician, or you have never used one, this short, five question quiz will test your knowledge. The main goal of the quiz is for you to learn at least one new fact about fire extinguishers that you didn’t know before. I will give more » The post The 5 Question Fire Extinguisher Quiz appeared first on ABCO Fire Protectio...

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  •   Think you know everything about kitchen fire safety? Whether you’ve been in the restaurant business your entire life, or you’ve just bought your first building and you’re curious about kitchen fire protection, this short, five question quiz is perfect. The main goal of the quiz is for you to learn at least one new more » The post The 5 Question Kitchen Safety Fire Protection Quiz appeared first ...

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  •     Do you know everything about special hazard fire protection systems? Or are you just eager to learn something new? Either way, this short, five question quiz will certainly get you thinking. The main goal of the quiz is for you to learn at least one new aspect about special hazards and fire suppression. more » The post The 5 Question Special Hazard Fire Protection Quiz appeared first on ABCO F...

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  •   Whether you’re new to fire alarm systems, or you’re a seasoned pro, this 5 question fire alarm quiz will certainly heighten your awareness. I will give you the questions first, and then in the next section,  I will give you the answers as well as an explanation as to why that’s the answer. Good more » The post The 5 Question Fire Alarm Quiz appeared first on ABCO Fire Protection.

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  •   So you think you know fire sprinklers huh? This quick, 5 question fire sprinkler quiz will test your knowledge on codes, as well as industry terms.  I will give you the questions first, and then in the next section,  I will give you the answers as well as an explanation as to why that’s more » The post The 5 Question Fire Sprinkler Quiz appeared first on ABCO Fire Protection.

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  • I always ask the salespeople around the office for content to write about. I mean, they are the ones talking to prospects and clients all the time, so they should know the topics our buyer personas are interested in. Now getting participation is hard, but one comment really knocked my socks off. John Coleman, a more » The post The Easiest Way to Avoid Getting Burned by Insurance appeared first on ...

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  • Companies love to stay firm in their ways. They say “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” But shouldn’t a great decision maker be open to alternatives? Don’t you ask your friends what they pay for their cell phones, how much data they get? And don’t you talk to your close friends about salary, job more » The post 3 Reasons to Try a New Fire Protection Company appeared first on ABCO Fire Protection.

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  • ABCO Fire Protection is proud to announce the acquisition of Trico Security, Inc., effective September 1, 2017. This acquisition marks another important milestone in our company’s history. With the addition of card access control systems and video systems, ABCO takes another step forward in our goal of providing our customers with a total facility management more » The post ABCO Fire Protection Bo...

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  •   That’s the first question I asked myself when I started working in fire protection. Why would someone invest in something that has nothing to do with profit margin and ROI? Well now that I’m 90 days into my fire protection career, I’ve developed three reasons why companies invest in fire alarms. Let’s jump right more » The post Why Invest in a Commercial Fire Alarm System? appeared first on ABCO...

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  • Though many companies protect their expensive equipment with outdated solutions, there are some that are using the latest developments in special hazard fire protection to protect their investments. Today we’ll look at four projects completed in the past two years that show the process, explanation and the reasoning behind their fire protection investments. Let’s jump more » The post 4 Examples of...

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  •     Protecting your investments is everything. And with your special hazard, this couldn’t be more true. It’s important to know that you’re one human mistake, one miscalculation, or one completely random error away from losing what you’ve invested so much into. That’s why we’ve rounded up 25 questions you should answer before beginning your more » The post 25 Questions to Jump-Start your Special H...

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  •     What is the one aspect of cooking that all chefs get spooked by? No, it’s not your boss. It’s not Gordon Ramsay. It’s Grease!!! Grease gets everywhere in a kitchen. On your clothes, hands, back wall, hood filter, everything!! All business need to have their hoods cleaned and inspected every six months, but more » The post The 5 Unusual Areas Grease Haunts Your Kitchen appeared first on ABCO Fi...

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  •   If your healthcare facility hasn’t updated to smaller, oval-shaped fire extinguishers, you may be in trouble. The 2012 edition of NFPA-101 states that fire extinguishers in healthcare, hospitals, ambulatory, long-term care, and senior living facilities must have fire extinguishers that do not protrude 4” or 4 ½“ from the mounted surface. If your fire more » The post New Fire Extinguisher Law for...

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  •   Dang, tomorrow’s that quarterly appointment with the local grease cleaning service company. Now I have to either come in early, or stay late (yey!), and handover a few hundred bucks for them to clean my kitchen hoods. Isn’t there a way to eliminate them coming in altogether? While we can’t eliminate a visit 100%, more » The post How to Get Your Kitchen Grease Cleaning Cost Reduced appeared first...

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  •   Before I took this job, I asked building managers at certain facilities “how did you come to a conclusion to use XXXXXXX Fire Protection Company?” The usual responses were: They were in my service area and they returned a competitive quote We’ve been using XXXXXXX Fire Protection Company forever (even before they started working more » The post 5 Ways to Determine the Best Fire Protection Compan...

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  •   You already know that the best way to reduce your hood cleaning costs is to eliminate the amount of cleanings. Sure, you can clean your hoods yourself, but how much time will that involve? Will the cleanings be NFPA-approved? Can you ensure that you’ve cleaned everything…and not missed something? Certainly there are many financial more » The post The Best Way to Reduce Your Hood Cleaning Costs a...

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  •   So I’ve purchased my fire extinguishers for my company…now I can just sit back and relax until my licensed fire protection company comes next year for inspection? Well you can, but damage accumulates after every use, every time the extinguisher gets moved, and it gets damaged from everyday tasks that happen around the extinguisher. more » The post How to Perform a Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspe...

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  •   Each year, 2500 people in the United States lose their life in a residential home fire! The U.S. Fire Administration estimates that this number can be reduced by 50% if each resident had just ONE working smoke detector. So before you view the checklist on how to stay safe to prevent a home fire, please more » The post How to Stay Safe and Prevent a Home Fire Checklist appeared first on ABCO Fire...

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  • So you purchased a fire alarm monitoring system to keep the doors open…awesome! Now that you’re set, you can concentrate on more important factors such as: payroll, profit margin, ROI, and many, many others. Right…wrong! What was supposed to be a set it and forget it (and hopefully a never have to use it) legal more » The post 4 Reasons Why Mesh Radio Is the Best Fire Monitoring Technology appeare...

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  • The fire protection industry publication Sprinkler Age has once again featured ABCO, this time in a piece about the role social media plays in our marketing efforts. The magazine, published by the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), tapped ABCO’s marketing manager, Alex Garrote, for his thoughts on using social media to give ABCO a voice. more »

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  • An Oklahoma City TV station became the focus of news stories nationwide last summer after its fire alarm went off during a live broadcast. The sound of the fire alarm wasn’t exactly newsworthy, and no, the set wasn’t dramatically engulfed in flames. What made the story interesting was the fact that no one knew what more »

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  • ABCO Fire Protection has been presented with the President’s Circle Award for 2016 from Kidde Fire Systems. This award is issued to the top tier of distributors who exceed sales goals for the year. ABCO is proud of our partnership with Kidde, a name associated with exceptional fire protection products for 100 years. Under the more »

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  • On April 4th, ABCO’s Jeff Keller joined Air Force One’s Bob Flynn, Technology Management Inc.’s Eric Bartlett, and Forsythe Technology’s Tom McKinney for a Data Center World panel session hosted by Chris Papp, also of Air Force One. The session focused on automation and maintenance best practices in the mission critical environment. Keller, Flynn, and more »

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