Fire safety is critical, particularly in high-rise buildings where the design increases the likelihood of fires. To ensure the safety of your facility, it is highly recommended to install fire protection systems like wet and dry sprinkler systems. During the construction process, Chesapeake Sprinkler Company can assist you in selecting and installing the most appropriate fire safety system for your facility. Here is what you should know regarding high-rises and commercial fire safety.
Funnels For Fire And Smoke
Tall buildings are often seen as potential fire hazards due to their design. In the event of a fire on lower floors, the smoke and heat generated tend to rise upwards to the highest floors. This process results in the fire being fueled by the incoming air, driving the smoke towards the upper floors. The inhalation of smoke can pose a severe health risk to individuals. Thus, it is recommended to crawl on the floor to avoid inhaling the smoke in case of a fire.
Fire Protection Design is Critical
Research has shown that high-rise buildings pose a significant risk during a fire due to their complex architecture, making evacuation challenging. In such situations, elevators are not recommended as they can be dangerous. As a result, fire protection design focuses on providing adequate sprinkler systems, manual alarms, and other safety equipment to prevent and manage fires.Early detection is crucial in the event of a fire, and this can be facilitated through manual alarm systems such as the conventional fire pull system. It’s essential to note that every second counts during a fire in a high-rise building, so it’s crucial to follow safety procedures and evacuate immediately if necessary.
How Can Chesapeake Sprinkler Company Help
Chesapeake Sprinkler Company provides expert installation of sprinkler systems for high-rise buildings, whether retroactively or during construction. We understand the importance of fire safety in these structures, and our experienced technicians can help ensure that your building is up to code with appropriate fire safety measures in place. We are available to inspect your facility and advise on implementing the best fire safety practices for your situation. While high-rise buildings are often modern and popular, it is crucial to prioritize safety measures to protect the occupants and the property.
Contact Chesapeake Sprinkler Company Today!
Chesapeake Sprinkler Company is a leading fire sprinkler contractor in the region, which is now a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company. As a full-service fire protection company, we offer design, fabrication, installation, testing, maintenance, and inspection of fire protection systems—everything you need from your fire suppression specialist.
For more information, please email or call our Odenton location at 410-674-7041, our Ashburn location at 703-729-5150, or for service/maintenance Chesapeake Protection Services at 410-674-7577. For emergencies, call 800-298-3473 (FIRE). Feel free to keep in touch through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!