When it comes to life safety systems, International Fire Protection’s Arkansas location in Maumelle can provide the systems that one’s commercial or industrial facility needs.
Their systems include fire sprinklers, fire extinguishers, fire alarm, and security monitoring.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire sprinkler systems are one of the best ways to make sure that one’s property is protected from a fire. Installing fire sprinkler systems is one's first line of defense in a true, fire emergency. Fire sprinklers extinguish fires before they grow large and cause irrevocable damage to one’s home, office, multi-family buildings, and industrial facilities and factories. Most of the time when a fire occurs in a building with fire sprinklers, the fire is contained to the room that it originated in.
Some common types of fire sprinklers available at the Arkansas location include:
- Wet Fire Sprinklers: These sprinklers are the most common form of sprinklers. They have pipes that contain water and when a fire is detected, the sprinkler heads will release the water onto the flames to extinguish it.
- Dry Sprinkler Systems: This system has pipes that do not contain water at all times. When a fire is detected, water will be released into the pipes and discharged through sprinkler heads to put out a fire. This system works well in cold areas where water in the pipes could freeze.
- Pre-Action Sprinkler Systems: A pre-action system is similar to a dry sprinkler system except it has a pre-action valve that allows water to flow into the pipes when a fire is detected. Then, each individual sprinkler head will activate to release water onto the fire, making it a two-step process. This system is ideal for areas where the accidental discharge of the sprinkler system needs to be avoided.
- In-rack sprinklers: These sprinklers work well in warehouses where want to protect racked storage areas. This system contains detectors in close proximity to stored materials. When a fire is detected, the sprinklers release water on a targeted area to prevent fire from destroying adjacent racks.
Installing fire extinguishers in one's buildings allows occupants to be prepared for fires that may break out. Having extinguishers and knowing how to use them can prevent a small and manageable fire from growing out of control.
It is important to keep in mind that fire extinguishers only work on small fires, so one should have fire sprinklers, fire alarms, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors in one's building in addition to extinguishers. IFP’s Arkansas team can install, inspect and replace the fire extinguishers for one's commercial or industrial facilities.
Fire Alarm & Security Monitoring
To round out one’s life safety systems, it is important to have an exceptionally reliable fire alarm and security monitoring system. These systems will give one peace of mind knowing that one’s building have 24-hour protection from fires or break-ins.
Their monitored systems will alert the proper authorities in one's area if the fire alarms are set off so that the facility gets the attention it needs as quickly as possible by municipal fire and police departments.