several different fire extinguishers

Which Fire Extinguisher is Right for You?

Anytime you need a fire extinguisher, it’s a scary situation. It’s even scarier when you aren’t sure which type of extinguisher is best for the type of emergency occurring. Today, we want to review the different types of fire extinguishers and which type is best for each situation. Having this information can make an emergency situation much calmer and help to reduce damage to your property should a fire ever occur. Continue reading

What Can Steven Brown Do for You?

When you’re researching which company to choose to install your new fire pump system, there are a lot of factors to consider. How experienced are the technicians? How do I know I’m getting the most for my money? Will the final product be reliable in an emergency? At Steven Brown & Associates, we are committed to bringing you the highest quality products, installed and maintained by the most experienced techs. Today we want to bring you some peace of mind by detailing our combined experience in this field and explaining our process for troubleshooting and maintenance.

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FireConnect Cloud-based monitoring system on an iPad

FireConnect™: The Future of Fire Protection

We here at Steven Brown are committed to bringing our customers the most up-to-date fire protection equipment possible. That’s why we are happy to team with Grundfos and bring a revolutionary new way for monitoring fire pump systems. It’s called FireConnect™, and it’s the future of fire protection. Continue reading

Spotlight Series: Edwards

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Edwards High Performance Pumps have consistently proven their reliability, performance, and innovation in countless locations across the United States since 1926.

The Aurora Edwards Series Pump from Pentair is a positive-displacement pump built specifically for meeting and exceeding the demanding requirements of foam concentrate and water mist fire protection systems.

Edwards UL/FM foam and water mist pumps from Steven Brown & Associates offer a number of features our clients enjoy, including: Continue reading

Firetrol Controllers

firetrol electric controllerFiretrol Products has long been a leader in our industry, providing a wide variety of electric and diesel fire pump controllers.

At Steven Brown & Associates, we’re proud to carry this line of Firetrol controllers, which customers have found to be affordable and reliable. Today we want to highlight some of the options available on the latest controllers.

We offer three types of Firetrol controllers:

    1. Diesel Engine Controllers
    2. Electric Fire Pump Controllers (with and without transfer switches)
    3. Jockey Pump Controllers

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Talco Fire Systems Residential Fire Protection Products

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Talco Fire Systems has been building high-quality fire pump systems for both commercial and residential settings for over 30 years. Steven Brown & Associates is proud to support this small team from Portland Oregon and can help find you the best equipment for your needs.

If you’re interested in the commercial fire protection line offered by Talco Fire Systems, we encourage you to check out our previous blog. Otherwise, read on to learn more about these residential fire protection products from Talco Fire Systems: Continue reading

3 Great Talco Commercial Fire Systems

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If you’re a regular follower of the Steven Brown & Associates blog, you may remember a previous post about our Talco Fire Systems Home Hydrants. We’ve recently seen a lot of interest in Talco’s commercial line of fire systems as well, so today we wanted to take some time to talk about those.

Talco Fire Systems offers three types of commercial systems:

  • 13-ULV Fire Pumps
  • ULR Fire Pumps
  • G-Series Fire Pumps

Here’s an overview of each, to help you find the right one for your intended application. Continue reading

Thanksgiving Fire Safety

happy thanksgivingThe holiday season is upon us! As a leader in the fire safety field, we want to share a couple of links about home cooking safety at this time of year as families gather for their Thanksgiving meals.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), when it comes to home cooking fires, Thanksgiving Day is the big winner. The leading cause of these fires is unattended cooking, which is more common with extra guests in the home, preparations for the holiday crowd, and other distractions. Continue reading

Diesel Fire Pump Testing & Startup – Part II

steven brown & associates logoFire pump testing and startup procedures don’t have to be a mystery. At Steven Brown & Associates, we’ve developed a lot of information on this popular topic over the years, and that was the inspiration behind our two-part blog series. Part one was about electric fire pump testing and startup, and today we dive into diesel fire pump testing and startup.

Following these guides will help you to avoid unnecessary and wasteful job site costs caused by improper fire pump testing procedures, and what business couldn’t use a little extra money in the account as the year comes to a close?

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Fire Pump Testing & Startup – Part I

As thesteven brown & associates logo Mid-Atlantic region’s trusted source for fire pump sales and service, we’re often asked about fire pump testing and startup procedures. This was the inspiration behind the two part blog series we’re starting today, and it begins with electric fire pumps. Part two of this series will cover diesel fire pumps, so keep an eye on our blog if that will be of interest to you.

Following this guide will help you to avoid unnecessary and wasteful job site costs caused by improper fire pump testing procedures.

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