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Chase Fire

Chase Fire & Safety, LLC is a locally owned and operated family business that is long on experience and customer satisfaction. We service the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex as well as other major Texas cities with their fire and safety needs. We’ve built this company on faith and genuineness and strive to give our customers only the most reliable and punctual service around. We continue to expand our customer base and look forward to serving you as one of our valued clients.

We install, inspect, re-certify and maintain all brands of fire extinguishers and kitchen suppression systems. We also install and inspect emergency and exit lighting and provide onsite servicing, which is conducted by our highly trained technicians in strict accordance with health and safety standards. Allocation and installation of all equipment is carried out in accordance to the specific needs of your business and follows all local and state requirements.

  • Same day service (in most cases)
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Complete building inspections

 

 

What to Expect from your Annual Fire Inspection

What to Expect from your Annual Fire Inspection Annual inspections by the fire department are performed to assess and eliminate potential fire and life safety hazards in your facility. Local authorities perform inspections to ensure that the codes and standards in place are being adhered to.  NFPA 101, Intl. Fire Code, and NFPA 96 are standards that were created through a consensus process by industry representatives, such as code officials, manufacturers, system installers, and other specialists in the field. As a business owner/operator, it is good practice to be as knowledgeable as possible on these codes and standards in order to stay compliant. While many people look at the fire and life safety inspection process negatively, these inspections benefit the business owners/operators by offering: A safe working environment for you and your employees. A safe facility for guests in an unfamiliar environment. Peace of mind for the owner operator of the facility or business. Around 80 percent of all small businesses that experience a large fire never reopen; affecting the owner/operator, employees, and valued clients. The businesses that do reopen, lose much of their customer base due to prolonged absence of production or service. A higher resale value may result from a well maintained facility. It is commonplace for buyers to hire a company to inspect the building prior to purchase to identify potential hidden costs related to fire and life safety. Many insurance carriers give businesses premium reductions for properly installed and maintained fire-protection systems. Preparing for Your Fire Inspection Preparing for your annual inspection is key to developing a good working relationship with the fire inspector and... read more

10 Fire and Safety Concerns in your Commercial Kitchen

10 Fire and Safety Concerns in your Commercial Kitchen A food service establishment is subject to hidden and illusive safety concerns that, if not addressed may impact its survival, the safety of its staff, and the safety of its guests.  There is a lot that can go wrong in a kitchen, and cooking equipment is responsible for 57 percent of disastrous restaurant fires.  Meant as a follow up to “What to Expect from Your Annual Fire Inspection,” here are a few safety concerns to address in your commercial kitchen: Inadequate separation between open flame appliances and fryers.  In order to be compliant, there must be a 16 inch area of separation between cooking appliances, or a 16 inch vertical non-combustible metal divider must be place. Without adequate separation, oil can splash or splatter into open flames, causing a fire risk.  Always consult your fire suppression company when making any changes in your kitchen equipment layout. Combustible construction within 18 inches of hood. Combustible materials around the kitchen hood and cooking area may aid in the spread of fire. Incombustible materials such as mineral wool pad (or equivalent), provide a barrier that creates a break in the fire’s path. Fire suppression system/ fire extinguisher tags out of date.When a kitchen suppression system is serviced, a tag should be left by the servicing company indicating the service date. An out-of-date tag indicates that the system is not being serviced regularly. Suppression systems should be inspected every 6 months and extinguishers annually. The fire suppression system is not UL300 Listed.The UL300 Standard for Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for the Protection of... read more

What are the different types of Emergency Lighting Systems?

One way of classifying the type of Emergency Lighting System is based on how the emergency light has its power supplied. The emergency light could contain its own power supply, in the form of a battery, and this is referred to as Self Contained or Single Point. Similarly the power could be supplied from a central battery source, where a battery is located somewhere within the premises and the power is supplied to the emergency light via cabling. Generally, the decision to use either a central battery or a self-contained system is likely to be cost determined. If an installation has longevity and low maintenance as priorities, then the higher cost of a central battery may be acceptable on a very large project. Typically, luminaire costs and installation costs are a major consideration, particularly on smaller jobs, and it is this criterion which makes the self-contained luminaire the most popular choice. Self-Contained or Single Point Advantages: The installation is faster and cheaper as additional power cables do not need to be run Standard wiring material can be used, as opposed to fire resistant cables required for central battery source Burn through of the mains cable will automatically satisfy the requirement for the luminaire to be lit Low maintenance costs – periodic testing and general cleaning required Low hardware equipment costs – no requirement for extended wiring, extra ventilation, etc. Greater system integrity as each luminaire is independent of the others System can easily be extended with additional luminaires No special sub-circuit monitoring is required Disadvantages: Environmental conditions may vary across the system, and batteries may be affected by relatively high or low temperatures Battery life... read more