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How to Ensure Fire Safety for High-Rise Buildings

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Fire safety should always be a priority, but it has to be at the forefront with high-rise buildings.

Fire safety should always be a priority, but it has to be at the forefront with high-rise buildings. The architecture of high-rise buildings creates perfect conditions for enormous fires. Fire protection systems like wet and dry sprinkler systems are excellent choices for your building’s fire safety. Chesapeake Sprinkler Company will work with you during construction to install your facility’s best fire safety system. 

High-Rise Buildings are Funnels for Fire and Smoke

Part of the reason high-rise buildings are considered fire hazards is due to their architecture. When a fire starts in the lower part of a tall building, the heat and smoke rise to the top. As the hot, smoky air rises, it pushes cold air down to where the fire is. This movement of air feeds the fire and pushes smoke up the building. Smoke inhalation is a serious concern for humans and why people are told to crawl on the floor during a fire. 

Fire Protection Design is Critical

Accord to the National Fire Protection Agency, NFPA, high-rise buildings are especially hazardous. Because of their architecture, the high-rise building is difficult to evacuate. There are only so many ways down the building, and elevators are not advisable during a fire. Fire protection design ensures adequate sprinkler systems, manual alarms, and other fire safety equipment are available. Local, state, and federal fire safety regulations require a certain number of exit routes, including interior and exterior stairs. Manual alarm systems like the classic fire pull system can be helpful for early detection. In a high-rise building fire, every second counts. 

What We Offer

Chesapeake Sprinkler Company can retroactively install a sprinkler system or work with your construction team to ensure it is well-placed and appropriate for the building. High-rise buildings should be built with fire safety as a priority, and we can make that easier for you with our expert technicians. We are able to inspect your facility at any point in time and advise you on the best fire safety practices for your situation. High-rise buildings are popular and contemporary but should be as safe as possible. 

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!

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