Last month marked a change in healthcare facilities across the nation. All skilled nursing facilities were required to have automatic fire sprinklers installed throughout their facilities, without waivers or exceptions, by August 13, 2013. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is overseeing this federal regulation that could disqualify nursing homes from receiving Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement if they do not install the required sprinkler systems. Fire fatalities have been a major problem for nursing homes for decades. The nation’s deadliest nursing home fire on record killed 72 people at the Katie Jane Nursing Home in Missouri in 1957, according to the NFPA Journal. Many other deadly fires have ravaged healthcare facilities such as the Golden Age Nursing Home fire in 1963 that killed 63 residents.  In 1970 a law was enacted nationally to regulate and enforce that all nursing care facilities across the country implement the NFPA’s Life Safety Code.…
You own a business. You’ve invested a lot of time, money, and energy into building the business you always wanted to run. You poured yourself into a business that you’re proud to own. Because you’ve given so much to your business, having an up-to-date commercial security system in Tulsa and Oklahoma City is simply a must. Various types of dangers and risks threaten your business every day. From cybercrime to vandalism, theft, intrusion, and fire, your business and your employees can quickly suffer tremendous loss. While your IT department may be able to secure your computer data, important paper records for your business and sensitive personal information can still be stolen in a physical break-in, thereafter presenting a number of security and identity theft challenges. Replacing expensive office equipment stolen in a break-in can also be a costly headache. Workplace violence is also on the rise. Assault and injury to…
Monday September 02, 2013

Outdoor Fire Safety

Many Oklahoma area residents are off work today…enjoying the lake…or planning a cookout in the backyard.  With all the Labor Day fun and relaxation, it may be easy to forget about safety, especially Outdoor Fire Safety. Countless forest fires as well as house fires are started every year because of campfires and barbecues. “Nine out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans and can be prevented,” the Oklahoma Forestry Services reported.  In addition burn centers across the state see numerous patients every year injured because of preventable fire mishaps. In order to have a fun and (the safe kind of) memorable Labor Day, remember these few outdoor fire safety tips: Make sure you know when and where burning is allowed. You can call the Tulsa Fire Department’s non-emergency line for more information. Have tools like a shovel and water or a fire extinguisher on hand and ready to use. Always keep…
Tuesday May 21, 2013

SEVO

Here at Mac Systems we are proud to announce one of our new affiliates, SEVO Systems. SEVO Systems is a manufacturer of waterless fire protection utilizing 3MTM NovecTM 1230 Fire Protection Fluid ideal for many industries including oil and gas, marine, power generation, telecommunications, and electrical data and control. Since SEVO is the only company to develop clean agent fire suppression systems with Novec 1230 Fluid at 500 psi using conventional welded cylinders, we are now able to offer total flooding systems that are available at optimal storage pressure. This higher storage pressure allows for a "True Retrofit" of existing Halon systems by utilizing existing pipe networks in over 90% of cases. In new construction, higher pressure allows for the use of longer pipe runs as well as small pipe diameters, saving on overall cost. Using less clean agent in smaller and/or fewer cylinders per project also cuts down on…
Tuesday May 21, 2013

Website Launch

Mac Systems is pleased to announce the official launch of our new website! The site features a fresh new look, easy navigation and a tighter focus on the services we provide as a company. Our goal is to help inform and educate our customers on the latest and greatest fire detection, fire suppression, security and communication systems possible!