For those who are not familiar with fire protection systems, it can be difficult to understand how they work and even to comprehend the system’s operations. It can become even more impenetrable and confusing when building owners are talking to industry professionals who have an intimate understanding of these protection systems. To simplify the system for the layman, we have broken down the components of the system into parts of a body as a way to humanize the system.
The Fire System’s Eyes and Ears
This part of the system would include any detection apparatus. That’s smoke detectors, gas detectors and even heat detectors. Your fire system uses all these methods to monitor for fires in the building. These components allow the system to “see” and “hear” fire, even in its early stages. They are early warning systems that help prevent loss of life and property by allowing safety personnel to reach as soon as there is a problem.
Just as the eyes and ears are placed in the body at the best locations to detect sound and provide vision for the body, so too must the fire detection systems be placed in high-traffic areas to have the best chance of detecting fires. These are the areas that are most likely to suffer from a fire, and they offer the best place to catch fire before it gets out of control and beyond the ability of safety personnel to put it out.
The Fire System’s Voice and Hands
Your hands and your voice provide your body a way to take action, cry for help and respond when you are in danger. That’s the same way certain parts of the fire prevention system work. The klaxons, flashing lights and magnetic door holders all work to do something about the fire. They can alert safety personnel of a problem and react in an appropriate way when fire is detected. Like human hands and mouths, they require assistance and information from the eyes and ears to do their jobs effectively.
These systems can prevent the spread of fire, let people know that they need to get out of the building and ensure the fire is dealt with in the most efficient manner possible. Another essential part of this system is the phone connection. This alerts the fire department of the problem and gets them to spring into action.
The Fire System’s Brain
This part of the fire prevention system refers to the equipment system panel. It orders the hands and voice of the system as to what they need to do if a fire breaks out. There are times when evacuating right away can put people’s lives in danger. If a hospital evacuates while patients are on the operating table, those patients could die. This system helps prevent needless panic when the cause of a fire alarm is simply someone lighting a cigarette in the wrong place.
If you want to ensure that your fire prevention system functions in the best way possible, then you need to have a quality system installed by a skilled professional. This will save lives and reduce damages, helping you deal with fire as soon as it starts and in the safest way possible.