Jul
02
Jun
25
Olympic Security & Communications Systems wants YOU to have FUN & remain safe this 4th of July

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FIREWORKS SAFETY

As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, many of us plan to attend fireworks displays, a backyard picnic, or perhaps enjoy fun in the water at a waterpark, beach or pool. The American Red Cross wants you to enjoy a fun-packed, safe holiday and offers these tips you can follow over the upcoming holiday:

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public firework show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Many states outlaw most fireworks. Leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using fireworks. If you are setting fireworks off at home, follow these safety steps:

Never give fireworks to small children, and never throw ...


Jun
25
Drought Adds to Dangerous Wildfire Season Ahead, Follow these Safety Steps

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Experts predict 2021’s wildfire season could be extremely dangerous due to the severe drought occurring over much of the western half of the country following back-to-back years of record-breaking wildfire seasons. The American Red Cross is urging everyone in wildfire prone areas to get ready now and offers steps to follow during the drought.

These fires can happen anywhere in the country. Wildfires occur all year round, but most fires happen between June and August. In 2020, western states experienced numerous major wildfires which claimed the lives of as many as 37 people, consumed more than 10 million acres, and caused more than $19 billion in damages.

SEVERE DROUGHT The western stat...


Apr
23
Fire Alarms are Life Safety


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Each jurisdiction has different requirements. It is imperative that you work with a local Company that has a solid track record working with local Authorities to ensure that your system meets code and remains compliant.

Olympic Security & Communications Systems not only Installs our Systems, we Service them and we perform the Annual Inspections. In turn, we also submit the results to Compliance Engine and/or Tegris for our Client's.


Workplace Emergency Action Plan

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires most employers to have an emergency action plan for various scenarios, including fires in the workplace.

There are two main steps businesses need to take for their fi...


Jan
21
Whether you have a small Commercial Property or a Multi Tenant Apartment Complex - Olympic Security & Communications Systems can help:

Cooking Safety

Every year, the Seattle Fire Department responds to hundreds of cooking-related fires. With more people cooking for themselves because of the pandemic, the concern for cooking fires is elevated. Cooking fires remain the main cause of home fires in the U.S.

To help try to reduce cooking-related fires, the Seattle Fire Department, in collaboration with the King County Fire and Life Safety Association, recently developed cooking fire safety videos.
Ensure that your Buildings Fire Alarm Systems are installed, tested and functioning correctly
Olympic Security & Communications Systems is YOUR Local, WA State Licensed Honeywell Dealer. We are also fully Tegris and Compliance Engine co...

Oct
14
Your Alarm System and Winter Power Outages -

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When looking to find peace of mind when it comes to your Business and/or Family, a monitored alarm system can help make the difference to make your building feel secure. However, many people wonder what will happen to their security system when there is a power outage. Power outages can be scary, we have plenty of them here in the Pacific NW. Knowing what your monitored alarm system will do can put your mind at ease. The type of fire and/or security system you have installed determines what happens when there is a power outage in your home or business. There are a lot of alarm systems out there, so if you often fall victim to power outages, you’ll want to make sure you have one that wi...


Sep
01
How Did Labor Day Become a Holiday?

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Labor Day already? It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down! And while fall doesn’t begin until September 22nd, Labor Day weekend is considered the final weekend of the summer season.

When is Labor Day 2020?

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. This year, Labor Day is on Monday, September 7th.

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In a country where we can celebrate and honor many cultural and religious holidays, Labor Day is unique in that it celebrates American workers. Labor Day is a holiday dedicated to honoring the contributions U.S. workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. The o...


Aug
26
Drive-In Wi-Fi Hotspots & the Evergreen Fair

Reminder: The fair is canceled, but Food Drive fun still planned Thursday

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Jul
16
Jun
30
4th of July = Independance Day

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What is Independence Day (U.S.)? How did our founders envision our country’s celebration? Learn the meaning behind the 4th of July and a brief history, then see if you know some fun facts and trivia. Also, refresh your memory with an annual reading from the Declaration of Independence.When Is Independence Day?

On the 4th of July, the United States observes a federal holiday in honor of the Declaration of Independence. This holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by delegates from the 13 colonies.The Declaration of Independence is America’s revolutionary Charter of Freedom and the document upon which the nation’s founding principl...