Fire safety systems are designed and implemented into commercial buildings to actively protect property, ensure occupants’ wellbeing, and protect against immeasurable loss in the event of a fire outbreak. Safety systems are utilized by commercial businesses to contribute to the safe evacuation of occupants from a building and to protect against property loss. Approximately 100,000 fires occur annually in commercial properties, with an estimated 2.4 billion dollars worth of damage. To protect against loss due to fire, the National Fire Protection Association dictates in NFPA 101 that all buildings should be built with working systems in place. Here’s everything you need to know.
Fire Safety Systems and NFPA 101
According to NFPA 101, which is the Life Safety Code, fire safety systems are critical in protecting building occupants against harm in the event of a fire outbreak in both new and old structures. The 2021 edition explicitly outlines in the chapter Danger to Life from Fire how safety features must be implemented to minimize danger to life from fire, smoke, heat, and toxic gases during a fire outbreak. By ensuring that your business has safety systems professionally installed based upon your local jurisdiction’s regulations and the NFPA 101, you can help protect against loss due to fire outbreaks.
What They Are
Fire safety systems include every possible means within your commercial building that can help detect, inform, and lead to the evacuation of your building at the first sign of a fire. This can include smoke detectors, fire sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems, alarm monitoring, and more. Chesapeake Sprinkler Company can design an entire system surrounding your commercial building, while Chesapeake Protection Services can help maintain and repair your systems to ensure they’re in good working order.
Maintaining Your Fire Safety Systems
Chesapeake Protection Services can help maintain all of your systems to ensure that they comply with your local jurisdiction’s regulations and operate up-to-code. Through regular inspections and maintenance, you can keep your systems professionally maintained and working to ensure the safety of your commercial building and all its occupants in the event of a fire outbreak. Contact us today!
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!