What can be done to prevent warehouse fires?
Warehouses vary by size, types of materials stored, and more, making these facilities particularly challenging from a fire protection standpoint. Their contents and layouts are more conducive to fire spread and present obstacles to manual fire suppression efforts. Thankfully, advances in fire suppression and increased regulation have caused warehouse fires to decline quite a bit over the past 30 years.
A well-designed fire sprinkler system is your best defense against warehouse fires. Along with a properly designed sprinkler system, the building should be equipped with a detection system that includes smoke detectors and a fire alarm system; all working as pieces of a larger puzzle.
For businesses, conducting a risk assessment is also helpful in identifying all potential fire hazards and putting safety measures in place as needed.
A licensed fire protection company can help you to develop a fire suppression system and plan that’s right for your specific warehouse. Be sure to work only with fire protection companies that are well-versed and knowledgeable in all local and state fire codes. Fire Systems, Inc. has been working with Atlanta-based warehouses for over 30 years. As an all-services fire protection company, the experts at Fire Systems can design, install, inspect, and repair all aspects of your fire protection system. Call today at 770-333-7979 or visit our website for more information on how we can help.