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May2021
Being a property manager is an enormous undertaking. You are responsible for the property and must stay up-to-date with annual fire inspections and the latest ordinances. All equipment and protocols must be in place in ... Read More

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Apr2021
If you are a commercial developer, property owner, or contractor working on a new project, we understand the pressure you are under to keep your project on track. To support and assist you we are proud to ... Read More

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Apr2021
If you are a homeowner or a contractor for residential projects we understand that fire sprinkler requirements are always upgrading and thus can be confusing.At Aura Fire Safety, we pride ourselves with ... Read More

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Mar2021
In 2016, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed laws to promote fire and life safety by reducing the risk of fires and the damage that comes from them. Ordinance 163-16 and 165-16 ... Read More

26

Mar2021
When your property insurance provider requires proof of fire safety compliance they are most likely talking about your 5-year Title 19 fire sprinkler inspection report. And when your local fire ... Read More

24

Feb2021
Is your San Francisco property up-to-date on the 2021 fire alarm system requirements?By July 1, 2021 owners of R-2 occupancy buildings with 3 residential units or more with existing fire alarms are ... Read More

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Feb2021
By July 1, 2021, San Francisco R-2 occupancy buildings with three residential units or more with existing fire alarms are required to upgrade their fire alarms to meet a “pillow test.” Since August 2016, the San Francisco Fire Department introduced a law requiring individuals to have fire systems that are ... Read More

29

Dec2020
Fire protection systems consist of building current systems, fire-suppression systems, and fire alarm systems. At Aura Fire Safety, our objective is to ensure that both residential and commercial buildings are safe with the ... Read More

03

Dec2020
Commercial buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area often need fire alarm upgrades or replacements. At Aura Fire Safety, we help commercial building owners become familiar with the new technologies available to upgrade ... Read More

23

Nov2020
How to Ensure an Accurate Test Report After Annual Fire Alarm Inspection For Your San Francisco Hotel Hotel owners in San Francisco know the importance of the annual fire alarm inspection. Firstly, staff and visitors' ... Read More

14

Oct2020
Protect you’re your Bay Area home or business with fire sprinkler monitoring.Frequently Required Fire Sprinkler Corrections Include:Inadequate sprinkler coverage Corroded, damaged sprinklers Sprinklers recalled by the manufacturer Pipe fractures and leaks Cracked, faulty valvesAura Fire Safety Offers ... Read More

02

Sep2020
Fire Safety For Single Room Occupancy Buildings Fire hazards are pervasive in San Francisco SRO Hotels due to many factors, including old buildings, tenant behaviors, and a general lack of fire safety and prevention information. Since 1988 it has been estimated more than 1,500 residential SRO hotel units have been lost ... Read More

23

Jun2020
Some time has passed since the last two monumental San Francisco fire safety ordinances were instated in response to the Mission District fires. Although deadlines for compliance have long gone and these protections are well established—it's never too late to review them. Particularly in preparation for the approaching 2021 fire ... Read More

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May2020
The 3 Most Popular Types of Commercial Fire AlarmsWhether you’re upgrading or newly installing a fire protection system in your building, it’s helpful to understand the types of commercial fire alarms. At Aura Fire Safety, we thoroughly enjoy educating facility managers, property managers, property owners, and more on the various ... Read More

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Feb2020
Smoke detectors are designed and installed to provide an early warning of a fire. In California, it's a legal requirement for building and property owners to install, maintain, and communicate to tenants the fire safety systems that operate throughout the building — whether it is a rental property or privately ... Read More

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Jan2020
By July 1, 2021, owners of Group R-2 occupancy buildings — meaning any residential occupancy with sleeping areas — are required to upgrade fire alarm systems to pass the “Pillow Test.” The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD), as of August 2016, requires that fire alarm systems be loud ... Read More

29

Jul2019
Is your fire system in compliance with code? Would your sprinklers be able to respond quickly in an emergency?OUR EXPERTISE AND QUICK RESPONSIVENESS GOES UNMATCHEDAvoid surprise fines from an improper fire sprinkler installation! We quickly and thoroughly design our fully code-compliant fire prevention systems.We keep you on the right ... Read More

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Oct2018
The National Fire Protection Association’s standards (NFPA 25) list specific requirements for what equipment needs to be inspected or tested and how often. A water-based fire sprinkler system requires it be checked quarterly, annually, even every five years.Maintaining the integrity and the structure of the fire sprinkler systems is ... Read More

12

Sep2018
A fire sprinkler installation is a necessity to have in every building, warehouse, or any large property. Although often overlooked, not only is it a requirement in California to have a safety precaution in case of a fire outbreak, it’s a duty as a person to keep the safety of ... Read More

13

Aug2018
Are you aware of the new addition to the 2002 Edition of NFPA 25 Inspection, Testing & Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection System?For your information, a five-year inspection for a water-based sprinkler system consists of two main parts: piping obstruction investigation and internal valve inspection.Obstruction InvestigationAlthough the ... Read More

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Jun2018
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the civilian fire death rate for reported fires was 87% lower in properties with sprinklers than in properties with no automatic extinguishing system. It’s more than just staying in compliance with safety requirements, it’s a matter of life and deathAt Aura Fire ... Read More

23

May2018
An elemental aspect of fire protection is a fire sprinkler which automatically discharges water when it detects fire or a pre-determined temperature has exceeded. However, did you know that there are various kinds of a fire sprinkler head? Various types of sprinkler heads are usually designed for specific environments.So, how ... Read More

05

Dec2017
Certified fire safety protection can make or break the game for any homeowner or business. Often, fire sprinkler protection gets left out of the overall design of many projects. Then when the time comes to submit all required paperwork and plans ... Read More

02

Oct2017
One of the many Aura Fire Safety's benefits to the homeowner or contractor is we are able to quickly design and permit your customized fire sprinkler permits. It is very helpful to have a company that has the experience in working within San Francisco and the surrounding bay areas and ... Read More

12

Sep2017
With the uplift attention to fire security in the San Francisco Bay territory, Aura Fire Safety has gotten various calls to finish restorative repairs to private and business frameworks. One of our current customers had a startling moderate dribble at a pipe in their private tall building.We could rapidly examine ... Read More

06

Jul2017
We, California’s leading service when It comes to sprinkler system design for over 20 years, recently had a call from a client located in the Midwest United States who asked assistance in sprinkler design services for several varied commercial buildings. At Aura Fire Safety, we are always ready and available ... Read More

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May2017
When designing sprinkler systems for projects it is common to have many floor levels in a building. Some projects have only 2 stories, while others cover multi floor areas. One of the common questions we have from owners, builders, and architects is how will there be access to ... Read More

15

Mar2017
When you are ready to tackle your next renovation construction project or building a new home or office, sprinklers can be one of the last items on your list that you think about that will interface with your project. Although fire sprinklers are one of the most important features that ... Read More

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Feb2017
Last week we received a call from Equinox Fitness Center; they were required to replace more than a dozen of corroded sprinklers throughout their facility in San Francisco and they needed it completed on a three-day turn around to meet the stipulations of their ... Read More

18

Aug2015
Annual and Five-year inspections of fire sprinkler systems are comprehensive procedures which, when completed, will confirm that all sprinkler system components are in good condition and will ensure the system’s successful operation.During an annual fire sprinkler inspection, physical checks are performed on all the parts of your fire sprinkler system. ... Read More

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Jun2015
When the topic of fire prevention code and fire safety and comes up, rarely does anyone consider the use of signage; however, identification signs are a standard requisite for the installation of sprinkler systems is California. When fire sprinkler systems are installed, identification signs must be installed at ... Read More

15

Jun2015
Are you ready for v-day San Francisco with knowledge of top 5 Valentine’s Day fire hazards? Make sure you avoid the most common Valentine’s Day fire disasters by learning what not to do this February. Follow the following important tips to make sure that your romantic Valentine’s Day ... Read More

15

Jul2014
UL 300 sounds like a cyborg from the next Terminator movie doesn’t it?  I’m all for abbreviations but sometimes keeping things too short makes it feels so NOT HUMAN.  And UL 300 is actually a pretty big deal ... Read More

08

Jul2014
Without regular maintenance, you never know how well your fire suppression system will react in the event of a fire. In fact, having a poorly maintained fire suppression system can be worse than not having one ... Read More

01

Jul2014
Riddle me this… if I install a fire sprinkler system in my home or office and come Sunday it is hot as hell outside, will the sprinkler system go off?The Options Are:A) Fire sprinklers will turn ... Read More

24

Jun2014
One of the most common fears about fire sprinklers is this nightmarish fantasy of them accidentally going off when they’re not needed, resulting in a dizzy ... Read More

17

Jun2014
 Let’s face it, money is tight.  Gas is going up, food is going up, movie tickets never seem to stop rising.  You don’t want to waste any more cash on things ... Read More

10

Jun2014
Often times, fire sprinklers are seen as smoke alarms.  We see them planted on the wall and think, “They’re doing their job.”  We never bother to question their reliability.  ... Read More

23

May2014
That is a popular question that we eventually get at Aura Fire Safety. You have already chosen to protect your office or building with a fire pump and fire sprinkler system, but ... Read More

10

Apr2014
If you’re a property manager or an owner of a high-rise building or a warehouse there is a good chance you may have a fire pump on your property. Fire pumps are commonly installed at these locations because they provide your fire sprinkler system and fire hoses with the water ... Read More

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Mar2014
If you are a property manager or facility maintenance personnel you have a lot on your plate, including keeping abreast of all required Life Fire Safety inspections. It is important that maintenance inspections are being performed on regular basis so that your properties meet all local authority having jurisdiction ... Read More

14

Mar2014
 The fire that happened in San Francisco this week is a scary reminder of what can happen to your property if you do not ... Read More

28

Feb2014
We at Aura Fire Safety, Inc (AFS). want to help you avoid the costly and dangerous damage to your Fire Sprinkler System. Sprinkler pipes are a lot like a car, if it’s not maintained it can result in expensive and unwanted repairs. At AFS, Inc. we recommend that all of ... Read More

13

Feb2014
In San Francisco, all your fire protection systems (including fire sprinklers) are required to be inspected quarterly in accordance with NFPA 25, Chapter 5 as amended by Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations. At AFS Inc. we are committed to assisting you in the performance of your mandatory ... Read More

17

Jan2014
In San Francisco, an annual fire extinguisher inspection is a very important step towards preventive maintenance and safety. You may find that your fire extinguisher has bumps, dents, leaks ... Read More

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