Casino and Hotel Fire Services
When you go on vacation you probably never take the time to consider whether the hotel you checked into has the proper fire protection or not. However, you may want to consider taking time to learn more about your accommodations. A vacation is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable. You do not want to spend your time worried about safety, or worse yet, have a fire break out and be unprotected.
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Fire
Las Vegas is known for casinos, gambling, and having a good time. With these establishments comes a need for fire prevention measures that promote the life safety of people enjoying their vacation. On November 21, 1980 a fire broke out at the Vegas MGM Grand Hotel and Casino that took the lives of 85 people. In the MGM Grand Fire, the alarm system did not alert the hotel occupants of the fire. The alarm system never went off and was burned before it could notify people in the building of the danger.
This fire drew attention to the fact that many hotels had deficiencies in their fire protection systems. As a result, hotels and casinos are now required by the NFPA to have automatic fire sprinkler systems as well as fire alarms with voice communication installed and working.
Installation of a Fire Protection System
Properly installed systems are a great first step towards the safety of visitors at hotels and casinos. It is important that all hotels have automatic fire sprinkler systems, fire alarms with voice communications, emergency lighting, kitchen fire suppression, and properly placed fire extinguishers. Installed systems should work together to alert building occupants of an emergency. If you are installing a fire protection system in your hotel or casino, have it tested after installation to make sure it is functioning as it was designed to in the event of a fire.
Regular Inspections and Testing
With so many components in a hotel or casino fire protection system, chances are something will eventually need maintenance. Regular inspections and testing of fire suppression systems is necessary to identify any problems that may arise. Hotel managers can perform routine visual inspections of their fire protection systems to make sure they are activated. For more complex inspections, a fire protection contractor should come in to perform inspections for you. A fire protection contractor will be able to identify deficiencies and may be able to perform repairs, so your system is ready to if it is ever needed.
Hotel and Casino Fire Services with Western States Fire Protection
Western States Fire Protection is a full-service fire protection contractor that can install fire protection systems in hotels and casinos. We are experienced in installing fire sprinkler, suppression, and alarm systems. WSFP has a team of technicians that can inspect, test, service, and repair your hotel or casino fire systems. With locations across the Western United States, we can service your location quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to schedule and inspection of your fire protection systems.