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What is a Fire Alarm System and Do You Need One?

By: Desirae Carroll on 02/24/21

 

What is the purpose of a fire alarm system?

A fire alarm system is designed to notify building occupants of the presence of a fire and safely evacuate them from the building.

The primary purpose of a fire alarm system is for life safety, but they also communicate with local fire departments for faster response times which can result in less property damage.

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When physical testing of each smoke detector is required, the frequency will depend on the date and the results of the last test.

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A lot of questions come up when smoke detector sensitivity testing is discussed or cited by the AHJ.

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Because, Sometimes a sprinkler system’s worst enemy is water...

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Preaction Automatic Sprinkler versus Clean Agent Fire Suppression for High Value and Mission Critical Assets

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The water must flow!

Pipe obstructions and internal corrosion spell danger for sprinkler systems and can prevent systems from operating effectively or even at all.

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Honesty is such a lonely word

and mostly what you need from your fire protection contractor.

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Managing fire protection compliance for a facility of any size or type can be a juggling act.

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