In bustling cities filled with high-rise buildings, it’s critical to devise an effective fire protection design plan to protect building occupants and prevent property damage. At Chesapeake Sprinkler Services, we are accredited, licensed, documented, and fully insured to design a fire protection system. Additionally, our emergency response services are available through Chesapeake Protection Services on a 24/7 basis, 365 days of the year. Wondering why it’s critical to implement a fire protection and prevention system throughout a high-rise building? Read on to find out more.
Fire Protection Design is Critical in High-Rise Buildings
The National Fire Protection Agency, or NFPA, deems high-rise buildings as high-risk for deadly fire outbreaks. According to the NFPA, high-rise buildings have many challenges when it comes to fire outbreaks that traditional low-rise buildings do not. These can include more prolonged periods for evacuation, accessibility issues for first responders, and the quick spread of smoke and fire throughout a high-rise building. These factors indicate that it is critical to implement an effective fire protection design throughout a high-rise building to prevent extensive loss.
Smoke and Fire Spreads Quickly in High-Rise Buildings
According to research performed by the NFPA, Marty Ahrens reported that the U.S. fire departments responded to over 14,000 fires within a high-rise building between the years 2009 to 2013. Additionally, these fires averaged over 500 bodily injuries to civilians, 40 deaths, and property damage in the millions. In a high-rise building, smoke and fire can spread throughout the building in a manner of seconds if sprinkler design and proper fire prevention systems aren’t implemented.
We Offer Fire Sprinkler Repairs, Services, and Consultations
At Chesapeake Sprinkler Company, we offer fire sprinkler systems repairs, services, and consultations for future building plans. We have an entire on-site fabrication facility with trained and experienced craftsmen to fabricate all of your fire system parts for a quick turnaround rate. Additionally, we offer consultation services for all your future building needs to adequately protect your high-rise buildings through implementing our fire protection design services. Contact us today to find out more!
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!