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Stay Safe this Summer with Fire Prevention | Corona, CA

Contrary to popular belief, we are not at high risk for fires in hotels or other public places. But, in fact, our biggest threats are at home, where we typically feel our safest. And since much of our summertime fun involves BBQs and fun with friends and family, it is important to be ready for any type of fire danger, from accidental fires at home to wildfires that pop up without warning. One way to do this is with fire sprinklers. You may not automatically think about fire sprinklers in our homes, but home fires can cause property damage, or far worse – take the lives of our loved ones.

Nearly, 2,500 people lose their lives each year in home fires in the United States. It can be nerve wracking to think about these statistics, however, this should be a reason to consider installing fire sprinklers in your home.

Because Hollywood makes an exaggerated image of everything, including fires, many people seem to think that when a fire occurs, the entire system goes off & soaks the place down. This is false. When one fire sprinkler is triggered, the rest do not activate. Nearly 85 percent of the time only one fire sprinkler activates during a fire, which as mentioned earlier, results in significantly less property damage when compared to a fire hose. And now that homes are burning more quickly than before due to having larger spaces and lightweight construction materials, having a fire suppression system is extremely important.

Summertime is a fun time for getting outside and enjoying the weather. Make sure you have one less worry by having fire sprinklers installed in your home.

For more information about fire extinguishers, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.

Fire Sprinkler Makes Quick Work of Ridgefield Blaze | Corona, CA

 Accidental fires

By Katie Gillespie, Columbian Education Reporter

Published: May 24, 2018, 9:43 AM

A fire sprinkler saved the day for a Ridgefield family whose stove caught fire Thursday morning, said Tim Dawdy, Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman. About 8 a.m., Clark County Fire & Rescue responded to a kitchen fire at 184 N. 43rd Place in Ridgefield. Someone was cooking fries in oil when the stove caught fire and burned the kitchen cabinets, he said.

But the home, a condo in a new development in the north Clark County city, had fire sprinklers, which quickly extinguished the blaze before it spread. By the time firefighters arrived, the only thing left to do was mop up the water.

“These simple, inexpensive fire sprinklers really do their job,” Dawdy said. Neither condo on either side of the home was damaged.

Three adults live at the condo, Dawdy said. No one was injured. There were no children or pets in the home.

A fire is a scary thing, especially contained inside a large complex like a condominium complex. Don’t risk the lives of others and your property, install fire sprinklers in your housing or business complex. Fire sprinklers buy you time to get people out of the building and help to suppress the fire keeping it contained to one location.

For more information about fire sprinklers, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

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Your Business Needs Fire Sprinklers | Corona, CA

fire sprinklersAccording to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, residential fire sprinkler systems increase the resident’s survival expectancy during an accidental fire by as much as 80%. Such an increase in life expectancy should also be expected in commercial buildings. The reason why fire sprinkler systems are so effective in saving lives is that they’re the fastest to respond and control a fire at its exact point of origin.

While it is easy to raise the point on how fire extinguishers are enough, one has to remember that in fires, it’s not the heat nor flames that are the most dangerous. Rather, the aspect that poses the most hazard to one’s health are the toxic fumes and smoke produced by a fire. And, given how smoke can easily spread and impede your vision, it’s already hard enough to walk around your house, let alone find a fire extinguisher to try and fight the fire back.

It’s also important to remember that sudden fires can easily spread out to uncontrollable levels in just a few seconds. However, with fire sprinklers, that few seconds could extend to as much as 10 minutes, which is more than enough time for people to evacuate the vicinity and for the firefighters to arrive. The NFPA also has no record so far of a fire killing more than two people in both a commercial or residential building where the fire sprinkler system was properly installed and working properly.

The added cost may seem intimidating, but fire sprinkler systems will usually be able to pay for itself in as little as 7 years, which isn’t that long in business years.

For more information about commercial fire sprinklers, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

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Corona Fire Update: Residents Thank the Firefighters | Corona, CA

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: pe.com

By BEATRIZ E. VALENZUELA | bvalenzuela@scng.com

PUBLISHED: September 27, 2017 at 6:30 am | UPDATED: September 28, 2017 at 7:08 am

As the Canyon fire came racing toward Corona homes Monday night, winds whipping up 50-foot towers of flames, ash and embers raining down on residential streets, the situation looked dire.

“I didn’t think I would see our home again,” said 88-year-old Carmen Sarmiento.

But thanks to the work of more than 1,900 firefighters from across the region, only three homes were damaged and none were destroyed, officials say.

An evacuation order covering about 600 threatened homes was lifted Wednesday morning and the Corona-Norco district announced in the afternoon that all schools will be in session Thursday. As residents began to return to the neighborhoods, waving to and even hugging firefighters, the overwhelming sentiment was gratitude.

“They are our angels,” said Sarmiento, who walked up San Ramon Drive with her son, Manuel Sarmiento, to thank the firefighters. “Our guardian angels.”

She hugged one of the firefighters who was standing on a sidewalk greeting the returning evacuees.

“They did so much,” Sarmiento said. “Angels.”

As of Wednesday evening, the fire remained at 2,000 acres, or just over 3 square miles, and was 35 percent contained, said Capt. Larry Kurtz with the Orange County Fire Authority. The size hasn’t grown since Monday night, while containment more than doubled from Tuesday night. He said firefighters had most of the northern edge of the fire contained and were now focusing on the southern edge, away from the freeway, where the flames pushed into the Cleveland National Forest.

“We’re building lines as we go,” he said.

Although the fire has not gotten any larger, Kurtz said they are not claiming full containment until a physical line – some sort of break that will keep the flames from spreading – has been built all around the fire. Kurtz said fire officials will still be patrolling the neighborhoods south of Green River Road/Foothill Parkway where evacuations had been in place, “Just to be on the safe side.”

When the evacuation was lifted about 10 a.m. Wednesday, a few residents came home to find damage, others saw the evidence of frighteningly close calls and still others were relieved to find their property unscathed.

Carson Richert was still in shock from his first brief visit home Tuesday, when he discovered a hole in his ceiling and insulation all over the floor. Fire officials say an ember likely entered his attic and started a fire. While the structural damage was daunting, none of his personal belongings were destroyed.

When Sandra Raynolds saw the fire cresting a hill Monday night, she grabbed her little dog, Chuy, her credit cards and her checkbook.

“It was so scary,” she said.

On Wednesday, she saw the flames had charred vegetation a few feet from her rear patio.

“It’s incredible what they did,” said of the firefighters who saved her neighborhood.

She and her sister, Maria Johnson, both gave hugs to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. Johnson said she didn’t expect to see her home still standing.

“It’s an amazing job they did,” said Johnson, who moved in four years ago with her husband and her sister. Their San Ramon Drive house was recently remodeled.

“Thank you. Thank you for risking your lives. We’re very grateful for your work,” Johnson said.

A U.S. Forest Service map outlines where the Canyon fire has burned in the foothills of eastern Orange County and western Riverside County as of Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The eastern edge of the fire got just over Coal Canyon Truck Trail; the western edge reached residential streets in Corona; the northern edge stayed below the 91 Freeway and the southern flank pushed into the Cleveland National Forest.

A U.S. Forest Service map outlines where the Canyon fire has burned in the foothills of eastern Orange County and western Riverside County as of Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The eastern edge of the fire got just over Coal Canyon Truck Trail; the western edge reached residential streets in Corona; the northern edge stayed below the 91 Freeway and the southern flank pushed into the Cleveland National Forest.

The Canyon fire started Monday afternoon off the eastbound 91 Freeway near the Orange-Riverside county line, just within the eastern limit of Anaheim. The cause is still under investigation.

A communications site that’s part of Riverside County’s public safety radio network was damaged when a propane tank exploded at the Sierra Peak site, county Fire Chief John Hawkins told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

At the fire’s most dangerous point, 1,900 structures were threatened, fire officials said. About 600 homes were evacuated Monday night as the fire, which had been burning for a few hours, suddenly tripled in size in just over an hour. Classes were canceled Tuesday and Wednesday at seven schools near where the fire was burning.

All evacuations were lifted Wednesday and all roads were open, but only residents with ID were being allowed to return.

With the evacuation over, all schools will reopen, but district officials said they will continue to monitor the air quality in case activities need to be modified.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District said the fire was producing less smoke Wednesday than before, but air quality could still be unhealthy in Orange County, Corona and Norco.

Before the evacuation order was lifted, some residents of the Dominguez Ranch neighborhood were anxious to return home.

“There is no more fire,” a rushed Nick Chavez said about 8 a.m. “(The roads) should be open now.”

He and his 7-year-old his grandson, also named Nick Chavez, evacuated Monday and walked home Tuesday night because, while people with ID were being allowed in, roads were closed during the evacuation.

Both then had to trek back down Wednesday morning to their car parked at a shopping center outside the evacuation zone.

Nick Chavez walked his grandson, also Nick Chavez, 7, from their Dominguez Ranch neighborhood to take the boy to school Wednesday.

Others expressed thanks to firefighters.

“To all the firefighters and all the first responders, we just want to say thank you,” said San Ponte Road resident Carlos Teves, whose family put up a sign in their yard to show their gratitude.

“It could have been a lot worse,” Teves said. “We just wanted to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you for helping us out and saving our community.”

For more information about fire safety during fire season, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

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Prevent Accidental Fires with Fire Sprinklers | Corona, CA

Accidental fires always have the potential to devastate and even end lives. Though, the risk is even more imminent with high-rise buildings. This is because fire fighters often have a hard time dealing with fires in such places. This is mostly because of how hard it is for them to reach the higher floors of such buildings.

It’s no secret that flames can grow and spread rather quickly. Though, when it comes to fires, it’s not the flames that you have to worry most about. Rather, you have to worry more about the rising temperature and the toxic gases that can kill you if you inhale enough of it. While most cities are equipped with competent and able firefighters and fire departments, it’s not like they can teleport directly onto the scene of the fire. It typically takes fire fighters around 10 minutes to arrive at the scene. By then, the fire may have already spread too much, damaging most of the establishment and leaving families displaced, or in worse cases, lives lost.

With fire sprinklers, however, such disasters can be prevented. Even if the fire sprinklers aren’t able to fully extinguish the fire, it can contain the flames enough to allow residents enough time to escape safely without inhaling much of the toxic gases. To put simply, fire sprinklers can prevent fires from becoming such huge disasters, all at the fraction of the cost of what it usually would to repair any damage resulting from accidental fires.

For more information about fire safety, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

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Local Fires Raise Cause for Concern | Corona, CA

The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: April 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm | UPDATED: April 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Two Lake Elsinore men were arrested late Friday, April 28, in connection with a series of fires that were set in the Corona area, police officials said.

A total of three fires popped up Friday evening: One on the east end of the Corona Municipal Airport and two more on the north and south ends of the 71 freeway, according to police and fire officials.

The fire at the airport was reported first at about 11:19 p.m., according to a Corona police news release. Witnesses told police and firefighters that they saw a vehicle possibly shooting fireworks into the vacant field.

The fire was about 7 acres when firefighters arrived, but grew to about 20 acres before it was contained, said Corona Fire Department spokesman John DeYoe. He said no structures were damaged and no firefighters were injured.

The Riverside Police Department helicopter, Air 1, reported seeing the vegetation fires in the area of the 71. The helicopter flew in closer and saw what looked like aerial flares being fired from a moving vehicle.

Corona police officers later spotted a matching vehicle in the area of East 6th Street and Rimpau Avenue in Corona and stopped it. A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man — who were not immediately identified — were found inside along with a flare gun and flares, according to the news release.

Both men were booked into jail with bail set at $10,000, according to officials.

Shortly after midnight Saturday, the fires along the 71 had both been put out, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log. Fires like these are  a trend during these warmer months. Protect yourself.

If you would like to learn more about fire protection, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.

We Want to Design Your Fire Protection System | Corona, CA

ThinkstockPhotos-479155414Protecting your business from fire is imperative for everyone involved. Not only in order to protect your product, but any staff and/or neighbors should also feel safe there knowing you are covered in case of fire. But designing a fire protection system isn’t as simple as a quick kit you pick up at the local hardware store. It takes a lot of planning and expertise. It can turn overwhelming very easily if you don’t have the proper training. That’s where we come in…

The design of fire protection systems is a multi-step process beginning with an assessment of the environment to be protected. Factors, both internal and external to the environment, are considered. This information is used to establish performance objectives for the fire protection system being designed. Our experienced engineering department conducts detailed studies to determine the optimum approach to providing the correct system application, meeting the needs of our clients in the most cost-effective way possible.

We begin with a site survey of the facility then provide the client with appropriate alternatives based on an assessment of the fire protection and life safety needs.  We will often consult with the client’s insurance company and the local fire department for their input during the decision-making process, in order to ensure that everything is up to code and covered by insurance. Once a decision is made on the specific type of system required, we assign a primary engineer to the project who will then develop the appropriate engineering design.

Our CAD design services include:

  • Fire sprinkler design drawings with as much detail as required and then some.
  • All designs are based on the latest NFPA codes. All schematic CAD drawings include underground fire supply, riser details with location within structure, main and branch line locations, sprinkler head type and location.
  • Bid drawings can also include back-up specifications, water analysis, and hydraulic calculations.
  • Fire sprinkler fabrication / installation / coordination drawings include all compliments listed above including computer generated shop drawings, hydraulic calculations and material submittals.
  • Fire Pump and/or Ground Storage Tank installation drawings with all associated piping and equipment.
  • Special hazard suppression system fabrication / installation drawings.

So, if you are in need of better fire protection for your facility, consider installing a fire protection system. It is the best chance you have to keep your business successful and in one piece.

Fire protection is very serious, so be sure to take every step you can to protect yourself and your property. If you would like to learn more about fire prevention systems, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.

Fire Safety Tips for Summer

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There are many things that one should take into consideration during summer time, one of those things being fire safety. Summer is a great time for families to take a road trip or to go camping. However, summer is also considered a season of wildfires in some parts of the country, which makes it incredibly important that you educate yourself on a few fire safety’s trips for travel and home.

Protecting Your Family and Home

  • Assemble an emergency kit. You should create a kit for fire-related emergencies, just in case it becomes difficult for you to get supplies. You should have a fire extinguisher, food and water and medical supplies on you. Store the kit in safe place where it easily accessible.
  • Have an escape plan. Before there is any danger of fire, be sure to sit down with your family to discuss an escape route from your home. Map out many different routes that your loved ones can take to leave the home and get to your vehicle or meet up spot.
  • Be prepared for a fire. There are many ways to be prepared for a fire, one way being by having a fire sprinkler system installed in your home. Another way is to have a smoke alarm and fire extinguisher installed as well.

Fire Safety Travel Tips

  • Choose a fire-safe hotel or motel. When picking a hotel or motel, choose one that has a fire sprinkler system and smoke alarms installed. You can contact the hotel or motel and ask about the fire systems they have installed or in place.
  • Identify the exits. Whether you’re in hotel or restaurant or museum, you should always be aware of the nearest exits. This is extremely important if a fire does break out.
  • Never throw a lit cigarette. Never toss a lit cigarette, match or cigar out of your car window or onto the ground. It could ignite dry vegetation or even in rare cases, ignite the fumes from your car.

By knowing and practicing the summer fire safety tips, you can enjoy several wonderful times in the outdoors filled with laughter, happiness and safety all in one!

If you would like to learn more about fire safety, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 today! Or visit www.cjsuppression.com for further information regarding fire safety.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.

4 Fire Sprinkler Myths Busted

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Fire sprinkler systems have sustained an enviable record for protecting life and property for over 100 years now. However, there are still some common misunderstandings regarding the operation and effectiveness of fire sprinklers systems. To help clear up some of the confusion, I’ve complied a list of 4 common fire sprinkler myths.

Myth #1: Water damaged from a fire sprinkler system is more extensive than fire damage.

Fact: Water damaged caused by a fire sprinkler system will be less extensive than damaged caused by water from a fire hose line or smoke and fire damage is the ability for the fire being able to spread. Fire sprinklers release around 8-25 gallons per minute, while 80-125 gallons of water discharge from a fire hose per minute.

Myth #2: When a fire occurs, every single fire sprinkler head activates.

Fact: Despite all of the images you’ve likely seen in movies and on television, where a flame hits a single sprinkler head and all the fire sprinkles go off, creating chaos, fire sprinklers actually don’t work that way. In fact, fire sprinkler heads act independently and water is only released closest to the fire. Sprinkler heads that are exposed to their rated temperature will be the only heads activated during a fire.

Myth #3: Fire sprinklers are only designed to protect property and aren’t effective for life safety.

Fact: Fire sprinklers provide a great amount of life safety. In fact, statistics have shown that there’s never been any multiple loss of life in a building that has a full sprinkler system. Property losses are actually 85% less in homes with fire sprinklers than those without sprinkler systems. Combining automatic sprinklers and early warning systems in buildings and residences can reduce overall injuries, loss of life and property damage by 50%.

Myth #4: Smoke detectors provide enough protection.

Fact: Having smoke and fire detectors are a vital part of fire protection, but they shouldn’t be your sole form of fire protection. Fire alarms are meant to serve as a warming sign that a fire has been detected and you should get to safety. They don’t minimize or help control a fire and its damage. Fire sprinklers are more reliable method of fire safety.

If you’re interested in protecting your family, property and yourself with the help of fire sprinklers, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 today! Or visit www.cjsuppression.com for further information.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.

The Importance of Having Your Fire Sprinklers Inspected

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While not exactly a universally accepted standard building-code standard, it’s no secret that fire sprinklers are important and that they help save lives. However, having the systems set up and fitted in place is just a start. This is because there’s just so many things that could go wrong with fire sprinklers. You could have a leak in a pipe, or a sprinkler head could be damaged, or your local water supply may even become lower as time goes by. Although, fire sprinklers aren’t exactly all bad news. That is, so long as you take proper care of them, which is only possible through regular fire sprinkler system inspections.

These inspections are very important because during such inspections, the systems are checked for any sort of damaged and tested to see if it still works as it is intended to.

If you doubt the importance of fire sprinkler inspections, here are a few reasons to convince you why you should take them seriously.

  1. Water supply and pressure. So much of the efficiency of a fire sprinkler system relies on the available water supply. If, for example, the pressure is too low, then the system won’t be able to work as it is intended to. The result? Fires will spread much more quickly, and the fire sprinklers will be almost useless.
  1. Proper water flow.  Pressure is important, but the flow of the water supply available to the fire system is also just as critical. While this is checked during the initial design and installation phase, continued periodical checking is also important to make sure the fire sprinkler system is okay and working properly.
  1. Free from obstructions. The whole system is not only checked for proper pressure and water flow, but also for obstructions that may damage the system should it be turned on in a fire emergency. These obstructions are then cleaned out periodically to make sure that the fire sprinkler system works as intended.
  1. It may be required by law. In most states, including California, the National Fire Protection Agency or NFPA have set out quite a few regulations regarding fire sprinkler systems. Not only do they mandate the installation of such systems, especially in commercial buildings, but also require them to be checked periodically by a licensed inspector. Failure to comply can result into hefty fines and citations and quite possibly, further legal action.

Fire Sprinkler System Inspections Save Lives

You can never be too careful when it comes to saving lives, fire safety included. Who knows just how many lives you can save if your fire sprinkler system works in case of a fire.

Remember, you have a responsibility to yourself, your family, your neighbors, or your staff and customers, to make sure that you do everything you can to prevent a fire from unnecessarily spreading out should it happen.

With regular fire sprinkler system inspections, you’re doing your best to be as responsible as you can by making sure that the fire sprinkler system installed in your home or commercial establishment works as it is intended to when it is needed the most.

If you would like to have your fire sprinklers inspected, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 today, or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information regarding fire sprinklers.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.