A safe passage when danger strikes. That is probably the first thought that comes to mind when you mention fire doors to anyone. But is this all there is to know about fire doors and fire exits? What should a safety-conscious building owner or manager know about this common but essential fire safety equipment?
Cover-ups. Two words that usually imply something wrong – not when it comes to stopping fires though. For some flames, the best way to extinguish it is to suffocate it, hence covering it up. That’s what fire blankets do best. So, should a fire blanket be part of your suite of fire safety equipment?
Smoke and heat alarms can be found everywhere since these are considered one of the first line of defense in the event of fire. When it comes to detectors and alarms, there can be so many options when you’re a building manager or owner. Do you have smoke detectors and/or heat detectors in your
Water remains one of the most effective fire fighting agent. However, without the correct pressure, it will be ineffective at putting out any fire. It’s vital that the flow of water gets a much-needed boost so that it can reach areas affected by fire. That’s why fire pumps are an essential component of any
You’ve seen it in movies: the hero sets off the fire sprinklers to cause a diversion, the entire building gets flooded, and he gets away to save the day. Unfortunately, Hollywood gets a lot of things wrong about sprinkler systems. Also, unlike the flicks, fires are real and very serious. Uncontrolled, it could lead
Fire extinguishers can be effective ‘first aid’ tools in stopping a fire. But, incorrect handling can bring tragic results. That’s why it’s important to sort the facts from the myths when it comes to fire extinguishers. It could mean the difference between ‘disaster averted’ or ‘crisis worsened’! Myth 1: All fire extinguishers are