Henrichsen Fire Equipment Company
Total Fire & Safety
by admin
4M ago
Henrichsen Fire Equipment started in 1963, with most recent ownership under Archie and Penney Wilson. After decades serving Chicagoland, the Henrichsen team has joined under Total Fire & Safety of Woodridge, IL. Now operating as Total Fire & Safety, the Henrichsen team became part of the Marmic Fire & Safety® Family of Brands which delivers complete fire safety management on a regional and national scale. Offering consistent pricing and service, Marmic assists customers looking for a single, self-performing fire protection provider to support all of their locations ..read more
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Why Become a Hood Cleaner in Fire Protection
Total Fire & Safety
by cgerbitz
1y ago
What exactly is a hood cleaner in fire protection? A kitchen hood cleaning technician is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the exhaust systems in commercial kitchens. The job is essential to ensure that kitchens are safe and clean. This has created a need for trained professionals who can safely and effectively clean kitchen hoods. In addition to the increased demand, there are many other benefits of becoming a kitchen hood cleaning technician. For instance, the job is relatively low-stress and can be done on a flexible schedule. Technicians tend to work independently and after restaur ..read more
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Small Business Guide to Fire Protection
Total Fire & Safety
by cgerbitz
2y ago
Cheerful business owners standing with open blackboard If you own or are opening a new business…Congratulations!  Not everyone has what it takes to do what you’ve accomplished.  Navigating through federal, state, and local regulations was tough but you’ve made it.   Before you have that Grand Opening though, have you ensured your fire protection needs are met?  Perhaps you’re looking to get a certificate of occupancy but can’t because…surprise!…you didn’t meet safety codes.  Or, perhaps you’re simply planning your budget for the year.   Either way, we wa ..read more
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#FirePreventionWeek October 3-9
Total Fire & Safety
by cgerbitz
2y ago
Do you know the “Sounds of Fire Safety?”  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) celebrates Fire Prevention Week every October.  This year, everyone in fire protection is focusing on sounds, whether from smoke detectors or full on emergency sirens, alerting you to fire hazards.  Sound awareness is extremely important for visually impaired and blind individuals. TFS’ parent company Marmic Fire & Safety® released a video interview with members of the Joplin (Missouri) Association for the Blind, a non-profit organization offering assistance to low vision and blind mem ..read more
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Can You Protect Employees from the Coronavirus?
Total Fire & Safety
by Total Fire and Safety
4y ago
  By now, most Americans are aware that you cannot contract the Coronavirus by drinking a Corona beer! We also know that the Coronavirus outbreak, that began in Wuhan, China, has spread across 27 countries including the United States. It is estimated that over 87,000 people are infected with the coronavirus or COVID-19 and numbers continue to climb.  Much is unknown about the virus that causes COVID-19, but Doctors and scientists are drawing knowledge from similar coronaviruses and are working on a vaccine.  What is the coronavirus and how can you as a business, keep employees healthy? What i ..read more
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The Dangers and Prevention of Restaurant Fires
Total Fire & Safety
by Total Fire and Safety
4y ago
  Restaurant fires destroy more than property.  Restaurants hold priceless memories of celebrations and firsts, meetings with important people, backgrounds for special announcements or the reliable spot to pick up favorite weekday takeout meals. With a fire, they all go up in smoke—literally. Restaurant fires can be devastating, not only to the owners and patrons, but to the employees as well. Nearly 8,000 restaurant fires occur each year resulting in $165 million in property damage. According to the NFPA, cooking equipment was the leading cause of restaurant fires (61%), electrical equipment ..read more
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A New Fire Code for Animal Shelters in Illinois!
Total Fire & Safety
by Total Fire and Safety
4y ago
  How important is the fire code for animal shelters?  Deadly fires at kennels and animal shelters are not uncommon across the U.S.  In the past year, over 100 dogs have died in kennel fires, including here near Chicago. On the night of January 14, 2019, a West Chicago animal kennel went up in flames. Thirty-one dogs perished in the fire.  The exact cause of the fire is unknown, but investigators determined no staff was present at the time and no working fire sprinklers were on property.  The kennel did have fire detectors, but no one was around to hear them. The tragedy prompted lawmakers to ..read more
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Happy Holidays from Total Fire & Safety
Total Fire & Safety
by Total Fire and Safety
4y ago
We wish you the warmth and cheer of the season! Thank you for your continued support throughout the year. From all of us at Total Fire & Safety   Twelve Days of Fire Safety On the first day of safety, Total Fire gave to me… A safe and code compliant facility! On the second day of safety, Total Fire gave to me… Two emergency plans   and a safe and code compliant facility!  On the third day of safety, Total Fire gave to me… Three eyewash stations   Two emergency plans   and a safe and code compliant facility!  On the fourth day of safety, Total Fire gave to me.. Four first aid kits   Th ..read more
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Fighting Winter Ills with the Company First Aid Kit
Total Fire & Safety
by Total Fire and Safety
5y ago
  Does your organization have a first aid kit hanging on the wall? It sits there silently like a dutiful soldier, ready and waiting for any emergency. But with winter on its way, you may be surprised at how often that first aid kit can be called into service during the coldest months of the year. Winter weather can easily compromise employee safety, whether the workplace is outdoors or in an office. It is important to keep first aid kits well stocked with winter safety essentials. Before you start planning your holiday office party, let’s look at your first aid kit and what we can do to “wint ..read more
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Fighting Winter Ills with the Company First Aid Kit
Total Fire & Safety
by Total Fire and Safety
5y ago
  Does your organization have a first aid kit hanging on the wall? It sits there silently like a dutiful soldier, ready and waiting for any emergency. But with winter on its way, you may be surprised at how often that first aid kit can be called into service during the coldest months of the year. Winter weather can easily compromise employee safety, whether the workplace is outdoors or in an office. It is important to keep first aid kits well stocked with winter safety essentials. Before you start planning your holiday office party, let’s look at your first aid kit and what we can do to “wint ..read more
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