February 12, 2020

The Importance of Fire Suppression Systems in Vancouver

Any type of large commercial or residential development needs a fire suppression system. This helps to protect the residents, workers, customers, and the building itself. Fires are obviously extreme hazards and while you can do as much as possible to prevent them, accidents to happen and when they do, stopping the spread of a fire is absolutely essential.

Good fire suppression systems will help suppress fires until the firefighters arrive. At Active Fire and Safety Services,we pride ourselves on providing top of the line fire suppression systems in Vancouver and the surrounding metro region.

There are many moving parts in a fire suppression system, which is why it is imperative that you have well respected professionals install one in your development, whether it is residential or commercial. One of the most recognizable types of fire suppression tools is the fire extinguisher. These need to be tailored to the environment and people in the building need to be trained in how to use them properly.

Alongside fire extinguishers there dry and wet fire suppression systems, such as sprinklers. The dry systems contain gases, such as carbon dioxide kept in pressurized containers attached to a pipe system with release nozzles. This is activated through a temperature alarm or manual switch.

Suppressing a fire when it starts can save lives and prevent property damage. In large buildings, fires can spread quickly without a fire suppression system and in multi family residential complexes, such as apartment blocks, and large stores or office buildings, there are a lot of people, meaning a lot of lives are at risk. A fire suppression system in Vancouver will minimize this risk.

It’s important to get the right team into your development to plan your fire suppression system in Vancouver, along with other firefighting and prevention tools, such as alarms, fire blankets, evacuation plans, and more. As we mentioned earlier, there are a lot of elements in any sort of fire safety plan and all of the boxes need to be ticked if you want your building, and more importantly, the people inside it, to have as much protection against fires as possible.

The team at Active Fire and Safety Services consists of highly skilled fire alarm technicians, fire sprinkler fitters, and electricians who have taken on a number of big name projects, including Tate and Howe, The Amazing Brentwood, Loblaws, and Ikea. No matter how complicated your development, we will work out the right fire suppression system for it. If you are heading a new development or want to revaluate the current fire suppression system in your building, don’t hesitate to call us today. Fires will always be a risk, but this risk can be greatly reduced with fire suppression systems in Vancouver.