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Incorporate Fire Protection into Your Spring Cleaning Routine

With spring just around the corner, you’ve likely been working on a spring cleaning to-do list for your business. But if you haven’t gotten around to it yet, don’t worry, the experts at Hard Fire are here to help you get started! We would like to offer a gentle reminder to add or keep fire protection and fire safety in mind while you prepare to head into the warmer months. 

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We are the trusted name in fire protection for Cincinnati and can tell you that by adding fire protection to your routine, you are doing a lot for the safety of your business. People talk a lot about fire safety during the fall and winter, which makes sense with all the space heaters, holiday lights and other cold weather hazards. But now that it’s finally warming up in Ohio, there are still plenty of ways to incorporate fire protection into your spring cleaning routine. It’s a great reminder each year to take a careful look at your fire alarms, fire suppression and more. Here are a few areas to consider:

How is your fire detection and fire protection? If you don’t have a professional, comprehensive fire detection system set up, now is a great time to do so. If your system is old or outdated it may not work as it should. When you call Hard Fire we can work with architects, developers and engineers to design and install a fire protection system that will by custom-suited to your business’ unique needs and  based on your business, we will design a system utilizing the best fire suppression agent for you.

When was the last time you had your fire protection or detection system tested? Make sure you have your system tested by professionals to ensure they are in good working order. We can customize a preventive maintenance program that provides you with a single source for all of your life safety systems. A service representative will meet with you, tour your facility, and develop a service agreement to ensure your life safety systems are tested, inspected, and maintained to keep them operating at peak performance. We make a special effort to thoroughly test and inspect all of your fire alarm systems’ components for proper operation. 

How is your company’s escape plan in the event of a fire? While you’re at it, go ahead and make spring the time of year when you and your employees go over and practice an escape plan in case of a fire. Ensure that everyone knows what to do and where to go and do a couple practice run-throughs of the escape plan.

These are just some of the things you can do this spring to help ensure proper fire protection for your business. For more information on fire protection in Cincinnati call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 612-882-2990 or Contact Us

Three Essential Components for Fire Detection You Can Depend On

Having the proper fire detection system for your Ohio business is essential to its safety. But, how do you know if your system is working as it should be? There are a few key boxes that must be checked to ensure a proper fire detection system. And, as experts in fire detection for all of Ohio, we would like to provide you with a basic outline of the three most essential steps toward a proper fire detection system.

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Professional Design & Installation

Whether you are installing an entirely new fire detection system for a newly built structure or upgrading an existing system; you’ll want to have a professional take care of the entire design and installation process. By doing so you can be sure that the fire code requirements and legal rules are followed correctly and that it’s a fire detection system built to last.

A professional fire detection installation company will also be able to recommend the type of system to work best for your particular business. 

Professional Monitoring

What is a great fire detection system without professional fire alarm monitoring to back it up? Depending on the age and structure of a building, a tiny flame can spread incredibly fast. That is why early detection is key to preventing costly property damage and injuries. By having your fire detection system hooked up with trusted, professional monitoring you can rest easy knowing someone is watching over the safety of your business 24/7. At Hard Fire we offer 24/7/365 monitoring services. We will keep an eye on your building and the fire alarm systems and, if the alarm system is triggered, we will automatically notify the proper emergency personnel, you and anyone else you tell us to notify.

Maintenance & Testing

While professional installation and monitoring are essential to any fire detection system, they are virtually useless without proper testing and maintenance. That’s why maintaining your fire detection is just as important as installing it in the first place. If not tested on a regular basis, you can’t be sure your system is running as it should. Annual testing and maintenance is also a local and national requirement for your system.

Ready to get started on a proper fire detection system for your Ohio business? Our highly trained, licensed fire detection system specialists will design, install, monitor, service and test the essential technologies you need to protect your employees, customers and assets.

For more information on a fire detection system in Ohio, call Hard Fire at 800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.

Essential Components of Your Office Fire Protection System

Your business’ fire protection system is an essential component to the safety of your business. But, what are the essential components of your office fire protection system itself? When it comes to your business, it is important to not only follow basic codes and regulations but to take extra measures to protect your employees and belongings as well. Simply installing a sprinkler system may not be enough to protect your employees and equipment. The experts here at Hard Fire would like to take a moment to discuss what components you should have for your Canton area office fire protection systems. And, if you’d like to enhance your current system or learn more about office fire protection systems in general, contact us as soon as possible and we can get to work better protecting your business. 

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The fire alarm panel is the central point of your entire office fire protection and suppression system. It is there to monitor every device that is connected to your system and relays information between them. It also monitors the system’s integrity and output for signs of a fire or smoke.

Horn & Light Notification

There are many different types of notification devices available for office fire protection systems including horns and strobe lights. These systems alert the people within the building that there is a fire and they should leave immediately.

Initiation Devices

There are a few types of initiation devices when it comes to office fire protection systems: manual and automatic. Manual devices are ones that require a person to activate them, such as pull stations and “break glass” stations. Automatic devices are ones that respond on their own to the detectable physical changes that come with a fire, like heat and smoke.


The primary power source is what provides power for your fire protection and fire suppression system. Usually there is a dedicated branch circuit for office fire suppression systems, and the power supply is generally controlled by the power company. The secondary power supply is the primary power supply’s back-up and usually consists of batteries, an emergency generator or other type of emergency power device. It is there in the event the power goes out.


A fire suppression system is there to do just that, suppress the fire. Clean agent fire suppression systems work by holding back the chain reaction that unfolds between heat, oxygen and a fuel source. Some examples include NOVEC 1230, FM-200, water mist, CO2 and inert agent systems. They work quickly, can reach extinguishing levels in 10 seconds or less, and are incredibly effective. 

Are you interested in learning more about office fire protection systems for your Canton area business? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990, or you can Contact Us.

Why the Right Fire Alarms are a Smart Investment in Your Business

It’s simple. The right fire alarm system can save lives and save your business.  Fire alarms can save you thousands of dollars and prevent your business from a disastrous fire. But let’s not focus on the negative; let’s talk prevention. 

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You might be wondering what kind or how extensive of a fire alarm system your business needs. And how do you know you’re choosing the right fire alarms for your Ohio business? At Hard Fire we are the experts in fire alarms, fire suppression and fire prevention for all of Ohio and are here to tell you more about it.

First of all, if you plan on installing new fire alarms or upgrading the system of your existing building, then you’ll want to have a professional take care of the design and installation. It is important your new fire alarms target the right areas as well as meet fire code requirements. Experts like those at Hard Fire will be able to tell you what kind of fire alarms are the best investment for your unique business and property. 

Early detection is key to preventing costly property damage and injuries. Depending on the age, structure, and other factors, a tiny flame can spread out of control incredibly fast. So, it is also important that your fire alarms are also properly monitored by a company you can depend on. Go with a company that has 24 hour fire services that will contact the fire department and you in the case of an emergency. With this kind of professional, comprehensive monitoring, your business can be secure at all hours of the day. 

And, while high quality, properly monitored fire alarms can come with a higher price tag, the safety and convenience features they offer offset it very well. While fire alarms are something we hope we never have to use, if they do come into use, you want them to work well. And, the best way to ensure this is with devices and a system that’s backed by seasoned professionals. 

Hard Fire can provide just that. Our highly trained, licensed fire alarm system specialists will design, install, monitor, service and test the essential technologies you need to protect your employees, customers and assets. We specialize in fire alarms and are current and up to date on all of the regulations and codes surrounding fire alarms, fire suppression and fire protection.

For more information on fire alarms for your Ohio business, call Hard Fire at 800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.

Happy Holidays from Hard Fire Suppression Systems

As 2018 is coming to a close, we want to thank our clients for another successful year. We are grateful to continue serving Ohio with our commercial fire protection systems. This would not be possible without the support and patronage from all of you!

We want to thank each and every one of you who has used our services this past year. We hope you will trust us for all your future fire suppression needs.

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Happy Holidays