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Is the Smoke Detector in Your Business Up To Date?

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Read below about the importance of fire detectors in your home or place of business and follow the link to find out if you are taking all the right steps to ensure your business has the best practices. https://www.ocwr.gov/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/fastfacts_smokedetectors.pdf 

Early fire detection can mean the difference between life and death. The fastest way to alert people to the existence of a fire is by means of an automatic detection device such as a smoke detector.

A smoke detector works by detecting tiny smoke particles given off when something burns. When it detects a fire, it sounds an alarm or activates the fire alarm system, signifying the presence of fire, as well as to the need to exit the building. Under limited circumstances, a fire alarm system may be programmed to allow a three-minute delay to investigate an area where a detector has been activated. During this time, the fire alarm system may initiate other actions such as closing fire doors and activating smoke controls. If three minutes pass without an assessment of the potential fire, Life Safety Code requires that the building’s fire alarm system be programmed to automatically trigger an evacuation alarm.

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