Fire risk prompts recall of nearly 2 million emergency light fixtures

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Give us a call and we can schedule your emergency light inspection.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Emergency Lights are being recalled by Lithonia Lighting because the circuit board can overhead causing a fire hazard.

Nearly two million emergency lights are involved in this recall.

The recall covers the Lithonia lighting quantum series “ELM” and “ELM2” emergency light fixtures.

The lights were sold nationwide and online from March 2010 through February 2014.

The company is sending out free repair kits.

To see if your light is recalled, click here  and click on recall information at the bottom left of the page.

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Yes Virginia, Data Center Fires Really Do Happen

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Just some food for thought.

Onward and Upward

Responding to recent comments from a facility manager that fires in data centers are rare, Onward and Upward offers a recap of three such fires that have happened in the previous 11 months with details on each.

♦ A fully-powered, but unused transient-voltage surge suppressor (TVSS) failed in the Hoover State Office Building’s basement lHoover State Office Bldg.evel data center on the afternoon of February 18, 2014.  The failure caused significant damage to the unit and produced smoke throughout the room.  A quick-thinking employee activated a manual release station that discharged over 2,400 pounds of FM-200 clean fire-suppressing agent throughout the room and raised floor.  In addition, the agent release also triggered the emergency-power-off circuit dropping power to critical equipment.

The Des Moines, Iowa fire department responded within minutes of receiving the signal from the building’s automatic fire alarm system.  Upon arrival, the fire was extinguished and personnel were assessing the fire…

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Kidde recalls more than 4.6 million fire extinguishers

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This is not the first time for the plastic head extinguishers. Veterans Fire Protection recommends our customers only purchase fire extinguishers with metal heads and screw in guages.


Kidde is recalling more than 4.6 million disposable fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada because the plastic valves may not fully discharge when the lever is pressed and released.

The company has received 11 reports of extinguishers failing to discharge, but no injuries have been reported.

The recall includes 31 models of the extinguishers with Zytel black plastic valves. They are red, white or silver, and either ABC or BC rated.

The extinguishers were sold at retail stores and online from August 2013 through November 2014 for $18 to $200. They were manufactured in Mexico from July 23, 2013, through October 15, 2014, and imported by Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Co. of Mebane, North Carolina.

Consumers can contact Kidde for a replacement at 855-283-7991, or online at .

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Fire Extinguisher Recharge and Maintenance


Our much anticipated recharge equipment has arrived.  Veterans Fire Protection can perform your fire extinguisher recharge and six year maintenance for you.  Contact us for details.

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Our new billboard is up.


Our new billboard is up on Rt 209 in Stroudsburg.  A shout out to Sal and the team at Adams Outdoor Advertising for creating this awesome display for us.

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Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce


Veterans Fire Protection is pleased to announce that we were recently accepted into membership by the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce.  We are excited to be affiliated with such a fine organization.  Check them out at:

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New Jersey Licenses

Veterans Fire Protection is proud to announce we have recently acquired our license in New Jersey.  We are currently licensed in Fire Alarms and Portable Fire Extinguishers.  Our license is NJDFS P01447.  We are in the process of adding Special Hazard Systems and Pre-engineered Kitchen Systems to our license.

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