S&S Values: Teamwork

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“This is the ability of employees to unselfishly communicate, cooperate, and support each other and to compromise when necessary in an effort to achieve a greater outcome. The spirit of teamwork needs to be visible.”

At S&S Sprinkler, we consider ourselves a lot more than mere coworkers. Our family is a team — a team who strives to be professionally, personally, and civically successful.

Working effectively as part of a team is extremely important when it comes to outputting quality work. Our main concern is keeping you safe, and our team, consisting of people who rely on, trust in, and learn from one another, ensures that this goal is accomplished.

Teamwork also keeps us motivated and boosts our morale as a company. When we’ve finished a job together that helps our community and our family of clients, our confidence grows — both in ourselves and in one another. We all have a common goal, and we love getting there together.

We have pledged to work as a team and to live by our 6 core values, not just to grow as a business, but to become better people. We encourage you to incorporate the value of teamwork into your daily lives, whether it’s at home or at the workplace. We are always excited about working together to keep you and your family or company safe.

Take a look at all of our values, and contact S&S to see how we can keep your business protected.

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S&S – National Burn Awareness Week

SS-BurnAwarenessWeek-BLOGFebruary 1st-7th, 2015 is National Burn Awareness Week, seven days dedicated to raise awareness of the hazards of burns, fires, and scalding. The focus of this first week in February is to make known the measures of preventing future burn and scalding incidents. Since we at S&S are in the business of preventing fires, it is very important to us to make sure you and your business, building, workers, and families are safe, healthy, and burn-free. That is why we are dedicated to participating in efforts that bring awareness to the prevention and hazards of burns and to donate funds to those treating burn-related injuries.

In 2012, The Alabama Fire Sprinkler Association led by S&S Sprinkler Co.’s Leland Moore, Sr. presented a check for $15,000 to the USA Burns Center on behalf of the Tony Bice Memorial Golf Tournament. This is an annual AFSA sponsored fundraising golf tournament in Birmingham that benefits the three burns centers in the State of Alabama.

Tony Bice worked for Guntersville Fabrication, a leading producer for automatic fire sprinkler systems, for nearly 20 years and dedicated his life to protecting people and buildings from fires until his death in 1993. In 1994, the Tony Bice Memorial Golf Tournament was established in honor of his commitment to helping others, his love for golf, and to raise funds for the USA Burn Centers in Alabama. Over its history, the tournament has donated more than $1.1 million to burn centers in Alabama.

We are delighted that we can be a part of this fundraiser, and are proud to have our very own Leland Moore, Sr. mentioned on a plaque at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. It reads:

Much Of The Equipment, Electronics, And Furnishing

In This Burn Center Have Been Purchased By Donations

From The Alabama Fire Sprinkler Association

With The Tony Bice Memorial Golf Tournament.

It Is With Deepest Appreciation And Gratitude

To These Friends That We Dedicate This Plaque.

We are Especially Grateful To Leland T. Moore, Sr. and Danny Dunaway For Their Tireless Efforts And Dedication

To The Care Of Burn Patients.

If you would like to join us in supporting National Burn Awareness week and the Annual Tony Bice Memorial Golf Tournament, visit http://www.alfiresprinkler.org/tonybice.html.

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Fired Up for Charity

S&S Sprinkler | Mobile, Alabama | Fired Up for CharityWhile the guys at S&S Sprinkler are mostly in the business of putting fires out, there’s one thing they do like to light a flame to— their barbecue smokers. And it’s not just because they like a good pork rib every now and then. S&S’s very own Leland Moore, Jr., Justin Merrick, Parks Moore, and Leland Moore Sr. have teamed up with friends David Lewis and Michael Dewberry in an effort to make a difference in the community with Fired Up, Inc.

The vision of Fired Up, Inc began when David’s friend was dying of leukemia at the age of 41. A large group of his friends and family got together with smokers and smoked BBQ to help raise money for David’s friend and his children. After that event, David decided to take this idea to the next level and had five of his friends join him on this road to helping others. Together, with the support of their families, these six buddies created Fired Up, Inc, a non-profit organization run by volunteers in the Mobile & Baldwin County area to raise funds to support other charities and individuals in need through something they love— BBQ.

Since this start of its journey, Fired Up, Inc has smoked over 2,976 ribs, and have raised over $89,280 for charity. They have benefited various charities such as American Cancer Society- Relay for Life, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, St. Jude, Out of the Darkness – Suicide Prevention, Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC) and several other smaller charities in the Mobile & Baldwin County area. However, their passion is aiding those who are in need due to the large amount of expenses brought on by health issues.

“It’s not just about the cooking – the cooking is just a small part of it. The cooking brings attention to issue that a family or charity is having and we allow them to use the ribs as a catalyst to bring in more money,” says David.

Want to get involved? “We are always looking for volunteers. It’s a huge amount work with the prep work that has to be done and the wrapping and packaging,” says S&S’s Leland Moore, Jr. If you’re just one person looking to help the community or an entire group or organization, the guys at Fired Up, Inc would love to have you join them in their quest to help those in need.

At S&S, our mission isn’t just to keep our clients safe, but we also strive to give back to our community. Want to join us? Visit Fired Up, Inc’s facebook page or website if you’re interested in working with them, volunteering, or purchasing their amazing ribs.

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Scary Simple Fire Safety Halloween Tips

S&S_hallo_header_blogHalloween is a time for scary fun, not a nightmare. Halloween is a busy time for fire system experts and firemen. According to the NFPA:
During the five-year-period of 2006-2010, NFPA estimates that decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 1,000 reported home structure fires per year. These fires caused an estimated average of six civilian deaths, 53 civilian injuries and $16 million in direct property damage per year.

Below are some simple fire safety and fire protection tips to keep you, your co-workers, and your little goblins safe during the trick or treat season.

Fire Safety Halloween Tips:

1. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won’t easily catch fire.
S&S_hallo_costume_blog2. Use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a jack-o-lantern instead of a flame.

3. Supervise children at all times when open flames are used in Jack-O-Laterns or any other hallloween decorations.

4. Use long fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter when lighting a Jack-O-Latern.

5. Keep lit traditional pumpkins away from anything that can catch on fire like drapes and linens.
S&S_hallo_pumpkins_blog6. Keep lit traditional pumpkins well away from trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.

7. Remember to keep doors and fire exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.
S&S_hallo_decorations_blog8. Remind children to stay away from open flames.

9. Make sure children know how to stop, drop and roll if their costume catches fire.

10. Use flashlights or led lights as alternatives to candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards.

From our S&S family to your – HAVE A FUN, SAFE and SPOOKY HALLOWEEN.

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S&S: Fire Safety And Common Sense Around Fireworks

The night has finally arrived for us to welcome in the New Year by celebrating with our loved ones and lighting up the sky with fireworks. While they are a beautiful and enjoyable addition to the celebration, we need to keep in mind that fireworks can be extremely dangerous. Every year, thousands of injuries occur due to lack of caution when using these. Let’s start out 2015 on the right foot by following these guidelines to keeping you and your family and friends protected during the celebration.

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Don’t use fireworks when the forecast calls for winds above ten miles per hour.

Don’t use fireworks when the forecast calls for winds above ten miles per hour.

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Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.

Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.

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Observe local laws and use good common sense.

Observe local laws and use good common sense.

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Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area; AWAY from buildings and vehicles.

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Have a designated shooter to organize and shoot your family show.

Have a designated shooter to organize and shoot your family show.

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Keep a bucket of water or a water hose nearby

Keep a bucket of water or a water hose nearby.

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Select an area free of dry grasses or other dead vegetation.

Select an area free of dry grasses or other dead vegetation.

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Have fun BUT ALWAYS BE SAFE!

Have fun BUT ALWAYS BE SAFE!

Don’t let a firework-related accident and injuries ruin your New Year’s Eve celebration. Just like you, fire protection experts and your local fire department want a relaxing holiday. Be smart, be safe, and enjoy the show. S&S hopes you use these safety tips and wishes you a happy and safe 2015.

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S&S Values: Family

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“We shall mutually respect values and encourage attention to our families. We recognize and appreciate both our home family and our work family. The values that follow honor both of those families.”

At S&S Sprinkler we know the importance of family. Family is more than your mom, dad, brothers, sisters, and children; it’s your work family, your business neighbors, the family at your favorite local coffee shop, and the people who you trust with all your business needs.

We’re in the business of protecting the people you love. While we put an emphasis on protecting goods and buildings, it’s all really for the sake of securing your “family” and securing everyone’s peace of mind. We know that nothing in this life is more important than your family, and we share that belief in our work and homes.

Knowing that your livelihood and business is safe and secure affords you the freedom to peacefully enjoy spending time with your family… whoever they may be.

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How Ethics and Strong Values Make Us A Better Company.

In late November, 2000, fourteen men and women representing all locations of S&S Sprinkler Company, LLC, and Fire Sprinkler Supply Company, LLC, met to discuss ways to take our companies to the next level. As a basis for continuing development, we identified the below six values as most important to us individually and in the workplace. We pledged to strive to work and personally live by these values as well as to emphasize and share them with every person working in our companies. We ask you to also make these values yours at home and at work extending to our customers and vendors. Our collective commitment to this goal is attested by our signatures.

1. Family

We shall mutually respect values and encourage attention to our families. We recognize and appreciate both our home family and our work family. The values that follow honor both of those families.

2. Honesty

We shall treat both customers and our fellow employees honestly. Customers will receive the material and labor for which they pay and nothing less. We shall lead by example in honestly dealing with other company employees and expect the same in return.

3. Integrity

Integrity means that we align the way that we think with the way that we feel with the actions that we take. It represents an internal strength which leads us to treat our customers and our fellow employees as we want to be treated. The virtues that grow out of faith will be in the terminal values that we ascribe to in this letter. This in turn will dictate our conduct.

4. Spiritual Growth

Faith in God is our foundation. Each person will be given the freedom to practice his/her own faith. The virtues that grow out of faith will be in the terminal values that we ascribe to in this letter. This in turn will dictate our conduct.

5. Fairness

We shall treat our customers and our fellow employees in an even-handed manner. We shall recognize each person’s uniqueness and their role in our work environment and adapt our demands and expectations of them accordingly, without favoritism.

6. Teamwork

This is the ability of employees to unselfishly communicate, cooperate, and support each other and to compromise when necessary in an effort to achieve a greater outcome. The spirit of teamwork needs to be visible.

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