Importance of Fire Protection Equipment
A fire can be devastating to a business, even if no one was hurt and the damage was minimal. The costs to recover can be staggering, along with the loss of income while the business is being rebuilt. That is why it is important to have a comprehensive fire protection system in place. Each component is vital to the whole and has its own role to play. Here are the functions for the most common fire protection equipment:
Fire alarms use inputs like smoke detectors and temperature sensors to determine that there is a fire. Then the horns sound and the strobes flash to indicate that it is time to evacuate the building. The system is also monitored remotely, and any alarms will spur the monitoring company to call local authorities. Today’s fire alarm systems feature wireless technology, mobile access, internet access, and other innovative features that make them simple and convenient to use.
Using heat-sensitive bulbs, fire sprinklers open when a fire is detected nearby, drenching it with water and limiting its spread.
Fire Supression Systems
Designed for vulnerable locations like kitchen hoods or welding stations, fire suppression systems activate with heat and use special chemicals to suppress the fire or put it out completely.
Smoke detectors, heat detectors. duct detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and similar devices can alert occupants to dangerous situations and communicate with the fire alarm to trigger an evacuation.
The first defense against fires, fire extinguishers can stop the fire at its source, before it becomes too hot or too intense to continue working. There are different classes of fire extinguishers for different materials, such as Class A for combustibles like paper and wood, Class B for liquids, Class C for electrical fires, and Class K for grease fires.
Turning on automatically when power is lost, emergency lighting systems provide the light necessary for a safe and orderly evacuation. Emergency lights feature a battery as a power source and an automatic charging system to keep it ready for an emergency.
To learn more about these products or any other fire protection equipment, call Fire Protection Team today at 203-250-1115 or contact us online.
Fire Protection Services in Connecticut and New Hampshire
At Fire Protection Team, we sell, service, and install all these fire protection systems and more. Our company has been serving Connecticut and New Hampshire since 1992, and we offer superior service, quality products, and cost-effective pricing.
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