Fires are no joke and no matter how small or how large, should always be taken very, very seriously. Fire safety is a mix of prevention, maintenance, and preparedness, and all components are absolutely essential, as any fire prevention company will be able to tell you. Your fire prevent equipment, such as a fire alarm and fire sprinkler system, should always be up to date.
Going off of this, fire alarm installation and fire sprinkler installation are both crucial in preventing the damage and tragedy that can be caused by fires, which can occur everywhere from a hotel to your very own home. In fact, hotels account for a great number of fires and can lead to some truly tragic results. For instance, as many as fifteen lives are lost each and every year in the United States alone thanks to fires originating from hotels, and more than one hundred and fifty people are injured. Hotel property is far from spared either, with hotels around the country collectively sustaining as much as more than seventy five billion dollars worth of property damage alone (seventy six billion dollars, to be more exact).
Perhaps surprisingly, hospitals also see a good deal of fires. Many of these fires – up to nineteen percent of them – can be directly linked and attributed to electrical malfunction, at least between the years of 2004 and of 2006. For confined fires that occur in hospitals or other such medical facilities, more than half (fifty five, to be exact) happened in the kitchen area of the facility. These confined cooking fires were often able to be put out before anyone was injured or killed, and before extensive property damage ever occurred, but this does not mean that they don’t have the potential to be incredibly dangerous – because they most certainly do.
Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to mitigate and prevent the damage and injury and even loss of life that can occur when fires spiral out of control. For instance, fire alarm installation is crucial and is even legally mandated in many places. In data centers, for example, fire alarm installation as well as fire sprinkler services are necessary to be on hand if the data center is below two thousand and five hundred square feet. And after your fire alarm installation is complete, fire alarm maintenance will be necessary for as long as you have the fire alarm. To put it simply, fire prevention does not simply stop with fire alarm installation. Fire sprinkler repair might also become necessary and if your home or place of business is in need of fire sprinkler repairs, a fire sprinkler repair service should be contacted as quickly as possible, as it can be a huge risk to a have a fire alarm system or a fire sprinkler system that is not working.
Aside from fire alarm installation, knowing basic fire safety skills is also important. Fortunately, many of these skills – such as the widespread and ever famous stop, drop, and roll – are taught to children from a very young age and are ingrained in our minds by the time that we reach our adult years. But having an evacuation plan is also important, even if you are just evacuating from your home. Every place of business should also have a comprehensive evacuation plan too, of course, and should be proactive in informing new employees on how the evacuation plan would work in the event of a fire emergency. Of course, older employees should also be refreshed on the fire evacuation protocol from time to time as well. The first step, as can be assumed, is going through with a fire alarm installation in the first place, as this fire alarm installation will be what alerts you to the potential of danger in the first place. Fire alarm installation should always be handled by a professional, and this can typically be conducted by a well reviewed industry fire protection service or even perhaps your local fire department if there is no one else who is available to do it.