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 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

  7. 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

  8. Eliminating Fire Hazards From Your Home

    Fire safety is very important  in order to keep you, your family, and your possessions safe. There are many common tasks in your home that you can perform to improve the fire safety of your home for you and your family. Reducing fire hazards is a pretty simple task. It is all about being conscious of what goes on inside your home. Eliminate fire hazards from your home with these household tips. E…Read More

  9. Fire Safety At Home Or At Work

    At A-Total Fire Protection, we always have your fire safety in mind. That is why we are a top rated local fire safety business in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Here are some tips to keep your building safe of fire. Smoke alarms Smoke alarms should be your number one priority when it comes to fire safety. If there is a fire in your building,he loud shriek of a smoke alarm with alert you …Read More

  10. A-Total Fire Protection Difference

    Working or living in a building that is protected from fire should be a top priority. If you live or work in a high rise building in or near San Francisco, call A-Total Fire Protection. A-Total Fire Protection is your top rated local fire protection service. They have been in the business for over forty years. They have unrivaled experience in inspecting, testing, and maintaining fire systems for …Read More