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5 Common Fire Protection Misconceptions

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Understanding the various fire safety myths can be invaluable for everyone’s safety!

Unfortunately, there are a variety of misconceptions associated with fire safety that needs to be addressed and debunked. It is extremely important that businesses are capable of separating fact from fiction to ensure their office’s safety.

Myth #1: Fire Sprinklers Do More Damage Than A Fire

Fire sprinkler systems are perfectly designed to assist in extinguishing a fire. While there might be some residual water damage due to fire sprinklers spewing water, it is always better to have a soggy office space than a dangerous and costly fire.

Myth #2: A Fire Sprinkler System Can Accidentally Be Activated

Fire sprinkler failure rates are exceptionally low. It is extremely rare for a fire sprinkler system to randomly eschew water. These days, sprinkler system components, overall design, and maintenance need to be controlled by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA.  Having high-quality fire protection systems is a surety, providing businesses with ample safety measures.

Myth #3: Buildings With Fire Sprinkler Systems Are All Protected

While a fire sprinkler system is a necessary component of a building’s fire safety protection plan, having a fire sprinkler system won’t save the day alone. A solid fire protection plan includes a lot more than a simple fire sprinkler system to ensure the safety of all occupants of the building.

Myth #4: Manual Fire Suppression Systems Are Better Than Automatic Suppression Systems

It needs to be said that automatic fire suppression systems are always the better option of the two. Manual fire systems should really only be used as a last resort option.

Myth #5: Fire Sprinkler Systems Should Avoid Being Placed Near Electronics

Electrical fires are extremely common. As a result, it is actually encouraged to place fire sprinkler systems in spaces that contain a wide array of electrical equipment.

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At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep your property safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to alert occupants in your business of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems and fire sprinkler systems to keep fires controlled should an incident occur. Our trained sales staff will work with you to determine which system is best for your business and our technicians will ensure a quality installation. Fireline service technicians can test, inspect and repair any existing systems you may have.

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