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Category: Fire Alarm

Fire Alarm Testing

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When it comes to protecting your property and the people in it from the dangers of fire, early warning and a fast response can make a critical difference in avoiding a catastrophe. A properly installed, maintained, and inspected fire alarm system is essential to alert and evacuate the occupants of a building and summon emergency personnel in the event of a fire emergency.

From smoke, fire, and heat detection and suppression to voice evacuation and mass notification, the capabilities of your system will match the unique requirements of your operation and your facility.  That is why it’s so important to have your fire alarm system tested & inspected annually in accordance with NFPA 72 standards, and to have any identified deficiencies corrected in a timely manner. Protegis Fire & Safety has the experience, workforce, and capability to perform these inspection and remediation services in facilities of any size and type.  We also provide 24/7 emergency service to take care of the unexpected!

Reduce fire damage and asset loss by 97%

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A single sprinkler controls a fire 90 percent of the time, saving a majority of a home or company’s possessions.1 Also, the average fire loss in a building with a sprinkler system is $2,166 as opposed to $45,019 without the protection.2

Sprinkler systems reduce fire damage by up to 97 percent.

When properly maintained and inspected, fire sprinkler systems are among the most essential investments you will make in ensuring the safety of your facility. Trusting that your systems will optimally perform in the event of an emergency depends upon finding a fire protection company upon which you can rely to professionally install, service and inspect your fire sprinkler systems. When you work with Protegis Fire & Safety, you get the full-scale capability of one of the most established and experienced fire protection companies in the United States.

Notes:
1. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
2. Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

4 of the Newest Fire Alarm Technologies

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Fire alarms have been around forever.

In fact, the first alarm was invented in 1852  by Dr. William F. Channing and Moses Farmer. Their fire alarm included two boxes, each containing a telegraphic key with a handle. When someone detected a fire, they would crank the handle, which would then relay the details of the fire alarm box number to a central alarm station. The operator at the station would receive the message, which would then be forwarded to the fire department.

Advances in technology have helped fire alarm systems:

  • notify authorities quicker
  • accurately detect non-visible, yet devastating gases
  • notify the blind
  • provide escape directions

Technology is great, huh?
Let’s dive into each of these fire alarm technologies and how they are helping our world become a safer place:

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