The fire alarm system monitors smoke detectors, switches on sprinkler systems, pull stations, elevator recall, audio-visual devices, and heat detectors. The fire alarm system can be programmed to tell you if there is a trouble, supervisory, or alarm signal along with where the signal is coming from.
"An automatic fire alarm system is designed to detect the unwanted presence of fire by monitoring environmental changes associated with combustion. In general, a fire alarm system is classified as either automatically actuated, manually actuated, or both. Automatic fire alarm systems are intended to notify the building occupants to evacuate in the event of a fire or other emergency, report the event to an off-premises location in order to summon emergency services, and to prepare the structure and associated systems to control the spread of fire and smoke."
Smith Fire Systems Management's licensed and accredited staff offers a comprehensive One-Call solution that will carry you from the initial design and installation, through the required testing and service of your fire alarm system per National Fire Sprinkler Association code 72. For more information regarding your nurse call system or to receive a quote, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Alarm System Questions answered::
Q. I am currently in the process of obtaining permits to construct a new commercial building. How do I know what my fire alarm will need to consist of?
A. The requirements really depend on the location, size, and intended use of the building. Smith Fire Systems Management would consult with the AHJ to ensure your building meets code.
Q. I am adding an additional cooking station with a hood at my restaurant that will have a dry chemical extinguishing system, Do I need to attach this to my fire alarm system?
A. If your building currently has a fire alarm system installed, then any extinguishing system within the building would need to be attached to the fire alarm system.
Q. I am a tenant in a strip mall. Recently there was a small fire in another tenants? space that I was unaware of until the fire trucks arrived. Is there a way to notify me in my space so we are aware of a fire emergency?
A. This is a common problem in older buildings. Over time, requirements for notifying the building's occupants of a fire emergency have drastically changed. It is absolutely possible to add emergency notification to an existing system so that the building?s occupants are properly notified.
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