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Humidity Setting Off Smoke Detectors in Halifax
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CBC news reported on July 24th that humid weather is causing smoke detectors to go off all over the Halifax Regional Municipality, including three false alarms at the Halifax infirmary. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency said on Monday alone it had to respond to 52 calls across the city. Of those, more than half of them were because a smoke alarm was triggered by humidity.

"When humidity is high, we respond to a lot of calls," said Kevin Reade, a division commander for Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. Reade said a certain type of smoke detector — called an ionization detector — often mistakes humidity or steam for smoke.

Troy has a line of photoelectric smoke detectors that compensate for environmental change. Download the brochure below to learn more.

Dramatic Residential Sprinkler Demo in Calgary
Dramatic Residential Sprinkler Demo in Calgary

A Calgary Herald report on the difference residential sprinklers can make during a house fire.

The simulation, using a trailer with two equally sized spaces staged as great rooms — one with a residential sprinkler, and one without — was held during an event in Livingston last weekend.

Master-planned by Brookfield Residential, Livingston is believed to be the only community in North America to make residential sprinklers a standard feature in all homes, from its inception.

The demonstrations of fires with and without residential sprinklers were done one at a time. In both cases, their respective smoke alarms were trigged about 22 seconds in.

“At just under three minutes, the room without a sprinkler went into flashover. At just over two minutes, the sprinkler head activated on the other side,” says Sean Pearce, a fire and life safety consultant who helped co-ordinate the demonstration in Livingston and has supported Brookfield in its implementation of residential sprinklers in various capacities.

The term flashover, he says, refers to “the point where the heat reaches a specific point for that room that the contents all ignite regardless of if they have direct flame impingement or not.”

Click here to read the entire Calgary Herald article.

We're Growing - Careers @ Troy
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Troy has a number of employment opportunities for Fire Alarm Service Technicians throughout our 28 national branches, and leadership opportunities are also available. You’ll enjoy excellent compensation, including a company-leased vehicle and comprehensive benefits. We are focused on employee growth, business growth, and financial success for both. Visit the Careers section to learn more.

Residential Sprinkler Report for Calgary City Council
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A report is headed to Calgary City Council about home sprinklers in new developments.

Fire Chief Steve Dongworth said they will be able to look at a real case study in Livingston, a neighborhood north of Stoney Trail which is an all sprinkler community.

“A real case study as opposed to a speculative one of the impact of sprinklers.” Dongworth said. “There is no question we should see virtually no fire deaths, no fire injuries, we should see much less fire loss without question, much less impact on the environment.”

Click here to read the full article.

Life Safety Retrofits in Long-Term Care Homes
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When it comes to life safety retrofits in occupied facilities like long-term care homes, we can offer you peace of mind.

We have performed retrofits in all types of retirement homes and other care occupancies, and we know that every project has unique requirements. Our many years of experience have also taught us that efficient project management is key because it minimizes disruption and we know how important this is to everyone in your facility.

And, we offer industry leading service for all your fire and life safety systems:

  • Sprinklers
  • Fire Safety Plans
  • Standpipes/Fire Hose
  • Antifreeze Loops
  • Kitchen Hoods
  • Extinguishers
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Back Flow Prevention
  • Gas Suppression
  • Fire Pumps

Troy has many years of experience retrofitting occupied facilities, which is why many customers ask us to take the lead on their projects. Contact us to learn more. 

CNS Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Conference
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The 2nd International Meeting on Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness will provide a forum for nuclear professionals to network and communicate changes presently impacting the industry. The 2.5-day core program will be comprised of 3 plenary sessions and 6 technical sessions to present and share the latest work and information in the important areas of fire safety and emergency preparedness and mechanisms of emergency management and response that support enhanced interoperability.

Attendees will be able to report on the challenges impacting the nuclear industry and share lessons learned from reviews, drills, and major exercises. The topics include programs, plans, achievements and lessons learned from Business Performance and Governance, Human Performance, Technology and Processes and Programs.

The conference is intended to attract international participants from various sectors of the nuclear industry relating to power reactors, research reactors, nuclear laboratories, mines, processing, storage and handling facilities, decommissioned nuclear facilities, nuclear medicine and transportation of nuclear materials.

Visit the conference Web site to learn more.

SIMPLEX TrueAlert ES Speakers Sound Great!
TrueAlert ES Speakers - Addressable Audio | Easier Testing | Cuts Wiring Costs

SIMPLEX TrueAlert ES speakers feature excellent sound quality, so messages are heard even in busy environments.

They also combine Fire alarm with public address capability, so you can target different zones with different emergency announcements. Easier installation, testing and maintenance means fewer interruptions and better cost efficiency.

And as you may have heard, they provide the same design and wiring flexibility as all of our TrueAlert ES addressable solutions.

Key Benefits

  • Targeted messaging for emergency communications
  • More system design and expansion flexibility
  • Easier testing & maintenance with less disruption
  • Improved audibility, intelligibility and aesthetics

Sounds like the perfect choice for your next fire alarm project - contact us today to find out more.

Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer Certification
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Certification of Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installers will be mandatory in 2017.

The Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer trade has been reclassified as compulsory. As of February 2nd, 2017, Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installers can only perform work legally if they are members in good standing of the College of Trades and have a valid Certificate of Qualification.

Download the PDF brochure below to learn more, or contact us to find out how we can help.

4007ES - Smaller Panel, Bigger Features
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Designed for small to mid-sized buildings (up to 250 points), the Simplex 4007ES panel now has the capability to network and offers multi-hazard suppression release.

Features

4007ES - Network

  • Will support peer-to-peer networking
  • Can be networked with Simplex 4100ES and 4010ES​ Fire Alarm panels, and TSW graphical workstations
  • Supports wired and fiber optic networks
  • Can upgrade existing 4007ES to a network panel version 3.04 and higher

4007ES – Suppression

  • Agency Listed for multi-hazard suppression release applications
  • Uses all the same 4090 Series suppression release hardware as the 4010ES and the 4100ES (Abort Switches, Maintenance Switches, and Coil Supervisory Module)
  • Can upgrade existing 4007ES panels version 3.04 or higher to support suppression release operation

Dual RS232 Card

  • The 4007ES can now support up to two RS232 connections for remote printers, PC annunciators, or building systems integration using computer port protocol.

Contact us to learn more.

Room Integrity Testing for Gaseous Suppression
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For gaseous systems to work effectively, room integrity is critical.

Gaseous Suppression Systems are ideal for high risk, high value areas like server rooms, sensitive electronic infrastructure, and rooms containing irreplaceable objects.

When gaseous suppression systems are used, Room Integrity Testing is key, because the fire suppression agent must be maintained at a specific concentration for a defined period of time in order to meet NFPA requirements.

You can can on Troy Life & Fire Safety to design, install and test your gaseous suppression system. Download the flyer below or contact us to learn more.

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