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What to Do after A Fire Alarm Sounds

Published Date: June 5th, 2015 | Category: Fire Protection

If the worst happens and a fire breaks out in your commercial building, if you have one of our fire protection systems, an alarm of some sort will sound and there will be other notifications that the alarm has gone off. The notifications you get will depend on the type of system you have installed. But what do you do after you hear the fire alarm? Here are a few tips. And when you want more information about fire protection systems in Cleveland and the surrounding areas, give us a call.

One of the best things you can do after we install one of our fire protection systems is to come up with an evacuation plan for your building. Make sure that all of your building’s tenants or your employees know where the stairwells and exits are.

When the alarm sounds, that usually indicates your sprinkler system will be activated soon after. Sprinkler heads are heat-activated, so they will kick on as soon as they sense the temperatures have been elevated to a certain level.

Fire protection systems should notify the proper emergency personnel, who will then come to finish extinguishing the flames that the sprinklers did not put out. After that, the fire department should tell you if it is safe to re-enter your building. Make sure you grab what you need, if you can, and then leave the building as soon as possible again after that.

You should also look into having your building secured in some way after the fire, if possible. This could help prevent any further damage, and it could help protect any other valuable assets that are in your building.

Finally, be sure you contact your insurance company to figure out your next steps. They will advise you on what to do to file your claim, and they will probably send an insurance adjuster out to assess and evaluate any damage that your building sustained.

Fire protection systems are a great way to give yourself valuable peace of mind that, if the worst does happen and a fire breaks out, your building’s occupants and your assets are protected. These systems are designed to help give you and the other building occupants time to safely evacuate a building if a fire breaks out.

Are you interested in learning more about fire protection systems in Cleveland? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301, or you can Contact Us.

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