Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kidde Sentinel Stands Guard

The technological improvements in the fire industry never end.  As companies continue to invent new products, and materials to build them fire protection manufacturers continue to be challenged with products that will extinguish the inevitable fires.

Heavy industrial fires can be more devastating than other fires in that if they occur underground miners need to be able to access safe rooms quickly. These rooms are designed to keep people safe until help arrives sometimes days away. The Forestry Industry and Steel Mills are others with far reaching effect. As such having the products and training to support these industries is critical

The Kidde Sentinel System builds upon their long history of providing reliable and highly effective fire protection. Suitable for use in a wide range of applications and industries the Kidde Sentinel System has been designed and tested to endure the most rugged environments.

Kidde Sentinel System Highlights:

    *NEW* AquaGreen XT™ wet chemical agent, the first Factory Mutual approved aqueous agent for primary fire protection.

    Operating temperature range of -40°F (-40°C) to 200°F (93°C)!

    IP-66 and NEMA 4 Sentinel control packages, from cables to control panel enclosures.

    Pre-terminated ‘plug-and-play’ cabling, reduces installation time, increases reliability and helps prevent installation errors.

    Flexible hose layout and nozzle coverage options provide flexible and unobtrusive installations.

    Unique control configurations allow field programming of options including discharge and relay delays, and system power options that include self-contained battery operation.

    Available cylinder pressure supervision that provides real time response to a low pressure agent cylinder condition.

Additional Features:

    Dependable stored pressure extinguishing units prevent contamination of the agent and ensure system readiness.

    IR detection which combines rapid response with industry leading false alarm immunity.

    Field programmable control panels with optional laptop interface providing access to the available 4,000 event system log.

    Unbeatable flexibility for dual discharge systems with variable delay between discharges and relay contact operation.

    Networkable control system for up to twelve zones with fully functional ‘repeater’ interface.

    Service timer feature allows range of operating hours to be selected before ‘service due’ light is activated.

    Safe protractor actuator used throughout – no explosive squib or gas discharge actuators used.

    Operator dimmable display to deal with full range of ambient light conditions.

We are fortunate to support a number of manufacturer’s products. There is no “cookie cutter” solution for every situation, and different products fit into different areas. Having that flexibility is why…….



If you can make it burn, we can put it out!

Bison Fire Receives Kidde Sentinel Training

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Mentor, Train, Repeat

I don’t think it’s a secret that we train our people. I’ve written about it many times, I also think we do a fairly good job teaching them the value of customer service. These are lessons that you can find all over social media. Many talk about it, we live it. The problem becomes demonstrating to others that these lessons are being put into action in the real world. The nice thing is that every once in a while you get feedback saying our efforts are paying off, and customers appreciate what is being done for them.

This happened last week when we received and email from Lonny Peters Loewen of Red River Mutual that made all the work worthwhile. His email reinforced to me that we’re on the right path, and that customers do notice the extra effort it takes to walk the high road.

You don’t have to read many of my posts to know how much I appreciate what my people do every day. It’s very gratifying to see it come back in such a positive way.

Bison Fire Protection is a wonderful company to work with! They are fast, courteous and reliable. We placed a large order that needed to be completed quickly and affordably and Bison Fire Protection exceeded our expectations! They were able to provide us with a fair quote for our project even suggested alternative options to keep on our budget. Throughout the process we were provided with updates on the status of our project and it was even completed in less than half of the projected time frame! We will certainly be working with Bison Fire Protection in the future and look forward to working with their wonderful staff for years to come.


Lonny Peters Loewen

Loss Prevention Coordinator

Red River Mutual

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