The Problem of Rent-Controlled Buildings

There are so many fires in America on a daily basis. Some happen naturally, out of our hands; others because of us. Regardless of the cause, we must remain vigilant and determine why these fires happened, and what we can do to stop them. One fire statistic, in particular, that has many people on the… Read more »

Grants for Sprinkler Installation Advocacy

For years, Rich Fire has been a 24-hour emergency based fire suppression contractor. Committed to excellence, we believe that the only way to truly prevent fires is to educate the public, from the very old to toddlers. This is one of the mission statements of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), which about month ago,… Read more »

Illinois Construction Commission Talks Sprinkler Requirements

Whether or not fire sprinklers should be required by law to be installed in residential properties has been a hot topic for debate across the country. There are many businesses, organizations, and individuals who firmly believe that a sprinkler system in every home would save lives each and every year. We happen to fall on… Read more »

Sprinkler System Puts out Another Fire

There are countless studies and initiatives taking place across the country that are attempting to convey to people how important fire sprinkler systems really are. While we never want to hear about an actual fire breaking out, there are plenty of real world examples to look at that prove this point. For example, earlier this… Read more »

The Importance of Firefighters and Fire Prevention Measures

Installing sprinklers is one thing, protecting people in the heat of the action is another matter entirely. Over the past couple weeks, many areas of the country have seen their fair share of catastrophe due to erratic weather. Whether the wildfires out west or the flash flooding in Texas, Oklahoma, and other states, our backs… Read more »

New Stipend Program Supports Sprinkler Demonstrations

You can tell people the facts about fire sprinklers and how they make buildings safer for the people who live and work in them, but that’s sometimes not as effective as just showing them. That’s one of the reasons why the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition is offering a new stipend program to fire departments around… Read more »

Demonstration Shows Effectiveness of Fire Sprinklers

At Rich Fire, we’ve been telling you about the importance of having fire sprinkler systems installed in every property, and so have many other fire safety organizations and companies across the country. Unfortunately, sometimes telling people something isn’t enough to make them believe the reality of the situation. Sometimes a demonstration is in order, and… Read more »

Texas Firefighters Support Residential Sprinkler Legislation

At Rich Fire, we’re always trying to spread the word about the importance of fire safety and the need for fire sprinkler systems. More and more often we’ve been seeing efforts around the country to bring fire sprinklers to not only commercial properties, but also residential homes. Recently in Texas a new bill was proposed… Read more »

Home Fire Sprinklers Save Lives and Property

Some type of fire suppression system is present in most commercial buildings, but having a fire sprinkler in a residential property is still unheard of for most people. Unfortunately, without a fire sprinkler system in place, the chances of everyone making it out of the property unharmed fall dramatically. However, we are seeing more and… Read more »

How to Protect Your Sprinkler System in the Winter

While several areas throughout the country have to deal with naturally occurring fires during warm weather, house fires can occur during any time of the year, including the middle of winter. If you have a sprinkler system in your residential or commercial property, you have a better chance at making sure everyone in the building… Read more »