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The Importance of having working Fire Alarms

In the case of a fire emergency, you do not want to experience non-operating fire alarms and smoke alarms.


Fire alarms and smoke alarms should be located on every level of your business, including the basement. The best fire protection systems are interconnected early warning systems (smoke alarms and fire alarms).


Interconnected fire protection systems sound off in unison to assure all building occupants are alerted that a potential fire emergency is occurring.


Why should your business have working smoke alarms and fire alarms?


To put it simple, smoke alarms and fire alarms may be the best ways to alert the public swiftly of a fire emergency. It only takes minutes for a small fire to transform into an inferno.


It is also important to know that smoke rather than the fire causes the majority of fire fatalities.


Smelling smoke or hearing a fire is not enough of an early warning to assist people in evacuation efforts.


Smoke alarms and fire alarms will instantly sound when any potential fire risk is present. The early detection increases evacuation time and reduces loss of life as well as major property damage.


Fireline Corporations can install interconnected smoke alarms and fire alarms to enhance fire safety and life safety at your place of business. Improving the chance to escape is the best fire safety strategy.


How often should I test smoke alarms and fire alarms?


Commercial smoke alarms and fire alarms should be inspected and tested at least once a month. Interconnected smoke alarm and fire alarm systems should be replaced every 8 to 10 years to keep current on the latest fire safety guidelines. Document the time of purchase of your fire protection systems to make sure unit replacements help when necessary.


What type of smoke alarms can Fireline Corporation install?


Fireline can install 3 types of smoke alarms for your business – ionization alarms, photoelectric alarms and dual sensor smoke alarms.


  • The ionization alarms detect flames and fast moving fires.

  • The photoelectric alarms are great for identifying smoldering, smoky fires.

  • The dual sensor smoke alarms combine the qualities of ionization alarms and photoelectric alarms to identify the majority of fatal fires.


Strobe lights and flash alarms should also be considered to meet life safety needs for building occupants with hearing disabilities.


Commercial fire alarms and smoke alarms are essential to the security of your business. Fireline is dedicated to providing you the best fire protection systems out there so you can meet building code requirements, protect your property and protect the life safety of your building occupants.


Fireline offers design, installation, inspection and monitoring of fire alarm systems. Schedule appointment with us today to strengthen your fire protection systems today.


Fireline a Maryland corporation founded in 1947 by John S. Waters. Fireline remains a pioneer in the fledgling fire equipment distribution business and we have grown to encompass all facets of fire protection. We can design, install, inspect, or service any type of fire protection system. From fire alarm to fire extinguishers, we do it all.


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