1. San Francisco: A Fiery History Part II

    Last time, we took a closer look at the fire history of San Francisco. If you missed it, you can find it by clicking here. Today, we are going to dig a little deeper into the fire of 1851 and the devastating fires caused by the earthquake of 1906.   May 1851 Between the years of 1849 and 1851, San Francisco was nearly destroyed by fire on seven different occasions. Each time a fire wracked the ci…Read More

  2. San Francisco: A Fiery History

    At A-Total Fire Protection, we strive to help California businesses and residents with fire safety and fire protection systems. With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge, we provide fire inspection services and offer insight that you can trust. We love our state, and we know you do too. That’s why we do what we do. Part of that love comes from the rich history written into the fabric of…Read More

  3. Old Building Fire Safety Tips

    According to the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection, more than 20,000 of San Francisco’s apartment buildings are more than 50 years old. Because of their age, many of these buildings can potentially be lacking in fire safety and protection systems. While efforts to modernize dated technology have been made in some cases, it is still wise to be aware of your specific situation and ta…Read More

  4. About Standpipe Systems

    Standpipes are a vital tool in the prevention of fires in high-rise structures. These systems consist of pipes that connect a water supply to a hose connection. It might be useful to think of these systems as an extension of a fire hydrant system. Many also include a sprinkler element. Standpipe systems are designed specifically to provide fire protection water to hose lines placed in strategic l…Read More

  5. Unique High-Rise Fire Protection Challenges

    When it comes to fire protection and prevention, high-rise buildings face a number of challenges that other buildings do not. As California cities continue to grow ever upward, it is vital that fire protection systems and strategies are developed and kept up to date. If these issues are not addressed or accounted for, it can lead to any number of disastrous circumstances, including potential fatal…Read More

  6. Fire Safety In The Home

    In our previous blog, we discussed the dangers of unsupervised children near fire in the kitchen or near your outdoor BBQ grill. Today we will be continuing the conversation about fire safety in your San Francisco home. Candles We know that you love candles. They look classy, and smell sensational. They add a nice sense of comfort and relaxation to any home, but what happens when your kids are rac…Read More

  7. Fire Safety In The Kitchen

    There are many precautions that can be taken to prevent fires, including supervision. One of the most important things that you can do is to supervise children, especially when around fire. They may be rather curious when it comes to an open flame, but supervision means fire safety in your San Francisco home. The Kitchen Don’t leave your children unattended in the kitchen, it could lead to sever…Read More

  8. Fire Escape Tools To Have On Hand

    Fire Escape Tools To Have On Hand   When trying to be proactive in case of an emergency, it is important to keep extra equipment on hand that will be helpful if an emergency were to ever occur. We hope that we will never be faced with a fire in our home, but in the event that we are, we want to be prepared. Here are a few items that you can invest in for the safety of you, your family, and yo…Read More

  9. Fire Safety Tips

    In our previous blog we discussed the importance of fire safety and developing an escape plan in the event of a fire. Today, we will be walking you through what you should do if you happen to catch fire while you are escaping. Sometimes, there is no way out of a building except for through or near the burning flames. Try your best to find an exit that is nowhere near the fire. If there is a lot of…Read More

  10. Creating A Fire Escape Plan

    Whether it is in your home or in your office, you should always have an escape plan in the event of an emergency, such as a fire, especially when there are children in the building. If you work in a school or have little ones at home, you will need to develop a fire escape plan that your children can follow: Fire Safety Plan First thing’s first, you have to instill fear of fire in children. Show…Read More