As vaccinations continue to roll out across the U.S., there is light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the possibility of bringing your employees and customers back to your place of business. Don’t let that light be fire! Now is an excellent time to evaluate your existing fire alarm system. When a fire occurs, it will inevitably cause some measure of damage, if not destroy your business – leading to weeks or even months of being unable to operate.
Your fire alarm and fire sprinkler system is a critical component in your business’ security in protecting your assets, employees, and customers from the catastrophic impact of fires.
The Burning Reality About Fire
When fire strikes, it can destroy not only one structure – but several in just a matter of hours or even minutes. Every year about 3,655 people die in fire-related deaths in the U.S., and most of these fires could have been prevented by practicing proper fire safety and having fire alarms. Interestingly enough, it isn’t the fire itself that kills, but the smoke. In most cases, it’s the lack of oxygen that causes fatalities before the fire reaches people. All it takes is a spark.
3 Steps To Protect Your Business
Fortunately, there exists a wide variety of steps you can take to protect your business as much as possible. Some of these measures might include:
- Conduct a fire risk assessment on the business. Assess every aspect of your facility, from structure to usage, and familiarize yourself with local fire codes.
- Have a fire and life safety system professionally designed and installed, including the installation of a sprinkler system, fire extinguishers, and signage for customers and employees to exit the facility.
- Prepare a fire safety and evacuation plan for building inhabitants and adequately train all employees in this plan.
You may also wish to consider investing in 24/7 alarm monitoring once you find the right solution for you.
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ProNet Security Solutions is your “one-stop” shop in meeting ALL of your fire safety and protection needs. If you have any questions about fire and life safety system technologies, contact us today at 1-888-577-6832 for more information.