In early April, there was a two-alarm commercial structure fire in Henderson, Nevada that damaged a single-story business. Employees attempted to put out the fire on their own, but it grew so quickly and overwhelmed them, they all had to get out and escaped safely. One employee was treated and released for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire was accidental and caused around $75,000 worth of damages.
Fire Protection Systems Can Save Lives and Limit Damages
Commercial fire protection systems are critical for the protection of your employees and property. Whether it is a fire sprinkler system, fire suppression system, fire detection, smoke detection, and or monitoring system, having the right systems in place can help people escape in the event of a fire. Every second counts in a fire so it is critical that there is a proper system in place to help employees and customers have that precious time to get out safely.
Fire Sprinkler Systems & Fire Suppression Systems
Fire sprinkler systems and fire suppression systems are at the front line of fire protection. Most buildings can use fire sprinkler systems that use water to control a fire. Wet pipe, dry pipe, deluge, and pre-action are the typical types of fire protection systems installed. Some property and locations contain special hazards or substances where water is not the first choice to put out a fire, in this case a “Special Hazards” fire suppression system is required. All have their specific use and purpose.
Smoke & Fire Detection Systems
Fire detection and smoke detection systems are the first response to an active fire or smoldering fire. These will trigger the alarms that will help people get to safety. They also can be configured so everyone in the building can be notified at the same time. This way those that are a distance away can start moving towards the exits before the fire or smoke gets to where they are. These systems can be tied into a monitoring system that will send an alert to the fire department so that emergency personnel can respond much quicker. These alarms can be sent to any number of people to let them know of the current situation. The monitoring system can also be used for security alerts and video monitoring.
Protecting Lives and Property
At Western States Fire Protection, we have one mission: Protecting Lives and Property. We are located across the western half of the United States, we are a full-service fire protection company that has over 30 years of experience and 40 locations that can meet your fire protection needs. We have what it takes to ensure that your employees and property will be fully protected in the event of a fire. We design, install, and maintain fire sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems, smoke and fire detection systems, and provide monitoring of security systems. We also have an emergency response service team on call 24/7 that will help you should anything happen to your fire protection system which requires an immediate response. Contact us today to find out how Western States Fire Protection can help you get the fire protection you want and need.