Archive for August 1, 2018
Fires can occur unexpectedly. Given this, it’s essential to make sure that fire alarms are inspected on a regular basis and are fully-functional. If these systems need repairs, this should be taken care of as soon as possible. When repairs aren’t recommended due to the condition of an existing system, new fire alarm installations will be needed to protect staff, guests, and the building itself.
The Incidence of High-Rise Building Fires
Half of the fires that occur every year take place in multi-floored or high-rise buildings. In addition to apartment and office buildings, this includes hotels and medical facilities. Fires can obviously be devastating and result in Injuries, deaths, and property damage. On an annual basis, approximately 150 injuries and 15 deaths are caused by hotel and motel fires alone. It’s been estimated that hotels and motels sustain roughly $76 million in property damage and loss every year as well.