Essential Components of Your Office Fire Protection System

Your business’ fire protection system is an essential component to the safety of your business. But, what are the essential components of your office fire protection system itself? When it comes to your business, it is important to not only follow basic codes and regulations but to take extra measures to protect your employees and belongings as well. Simply installing a sprinkler system may not be enough to protect your employees and equipment. The experts here at Hard Fire would like to take a moment to discuss what components you should have for your Canton area office fire protection systems. And, if you’d like to enhance your current system or learn more about office fire protection systems in general, contact us as soon as possible and we can get to work better protecting your business. 

Fire Alarm

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The fire alarm panel is the central point of your entire office fire protection and suppression system. It is there to monitor every device that is connected to your system and relays information between them. It also monitors the system’s integrity and output for signs of a fire or smoke.

Horn & Light Notification

There are many different types of notification devices available for office fire protection systems including horns and strobe lights. These systems alert the people within the building that there is a fire and they should leave immediately.

Initiation Devices

There are a few types of initiation devices when it comes to office fire protection systems: manual and automatic. Manual devices are ones that require a person to activate them, such as pull stations and “break glass” stations. Automatic devices are ones that respond on their own to the detectable physical changes that come with a fire, like heat and smoke.

Power

The primary power source is what provides power for your fire protection and fire suppression system. Usually there is a dedicated branch circuit for office fire suppression systems, and the power supply is generally controlled by the power company. The secondary power supply is the primary power supply’s back-up and usually consists of batteries, an emergency generator or other type of emergency power device. It is there in the event the power goes out.

Suppression

A fire suppression system is there to do just that, suppress the fire. Clean agent fire suppression systems work by holding back the chain reaction that unfolds between heat, oxygen and a fuel source. Some examples include NOVEC 1230, FM-200, water mist, CO2 and inert agent systems. They work quickly, can reach extinguishing levels in 10 seconds or less, and are incredibly effective. 

Are you interested in learning more about office fire protection systems for your Canton area business? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990, or you can Contact Us.