As schools plan to reopen for in-person learning across the country, teachers and staff are looking for ways to protect themselves against COVID-19. However, that isn’t the only thing they should be looking for protection against. When it comes to fire protection in schools, you must be prepared for the possibility of a fire. From elementary schools to college campuses, fire protection is vitally important. Having the right fire protection measures in place can help your students, teachers, and staff all stay safe if a fire occurs. Read on to learn more!
Fire Protection Measures for Schools
Schools need correct fire protection measures for staff, students, and the facilities to be protected. Depending on the age and construction of the building(s) and the hazards present, schools will require fire sprinklers, fire alarms, fire suppression systems, and fire extinguishers.
Fire sprinklers are an essential part of any effective fire protection system. Professionally designed, installed, and maintained it can prevent a small fire from becoming a large fire and spreading quickly to another part of the building. Sprinklers provide time for students, faculty, and staff to evacuate the building and can greatly reduce property damage.
Fire suppression systems might be a solution in laboratories, kitchens, and other areas in schools with unique hazards. Commercial kitchen hoods will be present if your school has a cafeteria and must be protected with a suppression system. Many schools have laboratories with hazardous chemicals. These areas might require supplemental fire suppression systems.
Schools are required to have portable fire extinguishers, located and accessible in accordance with local fire codes., Used properly, they can stop small fires from spreading. Live fire extinguisher training is essential for faculty and staff.
Fire Alarm Systems
Fire alarm system is a necessity. Fire alarm systems with automatic detection and alarm notifications provides vital time to exit the building safely and efficiently. Regular fire drills are essential to ensure that students, faculty and staff understand what to do in the event of an alarm and where to safely assemble outside the building.
Teaching Fire Safety at Your School
Students and staff in your school should be educated on proper fire safety practices. Make sure that all teachers know how to use a fire extinguisher and the location of each extinguisher throughout the school. Teaching everyone the safe path is another excellent way to prepare for a fire. Again, it’s a must to do routine fire drills, so everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire.
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.