FIRE ALARMS & DETECTION SYSTEMS
When it comes to helping your employees, tenants or guests evacuate swiftly and safely, nothing beats a well-maintained fire alarm system.
An effective Fire Alarm system should provide the following.
The main function of a fire alarm is to notify building occupants of an emergency and allow them time to evacuate. This is done usually by bells, horns and strobe lights.
Alarm systems are usually linked to a central monitoring station, that will contact emergency personnel, when the alarm is triggered. Reporting is done via a redundant land and mobile communication service.
When a Fire Alarm is triggered, a sequence of events occurs to prepare your fire suppression system for activation, to suppress and control the spread of fire. It is imperative that these systems are serviced and tested regularly.
All fire systems, ancillary and auxiliary devices should be tested regularly. Contact Safety First to have your system tested.
Safety First will inspect, test and confirm operation of the complete fire alarm system.
- Test all fire alarm panels, pull stations, heat detectors, smoke detectors, duct smoke detectors, bells, horns and strobes.
- Complete sensitivity testing on all smoke detectors.
- Test all sprinkler devices including tamper switches, low pressure switches, pressure type water flow switches and vane type water flow switches.
- Test the main panel, perform battery load testing to confirm code compliance.
- Test all ancillary and auxiliary devices.
- Test connections to monitoring system.
- Complete an inspection report detailing all equipment, devices and the result of the inspection and testing.
Alarm systems can be triggered in different ways. Manually actuated which usually involves a pull station, or Automatically actuated which is triggered by devices such as smoke detector, heat detector, carbon monoxide detector and infrared detectors.
Notification devices are meant to notify people of an emergency. These devices are typically comprised of bells, horns, strobe lights and speakers. Let Safety First assist you in planning your emergency and safety plan.