Archive for October 14, 2016
Contrary to popular belief, fires remain a major concern for homeowners and commercial business owners alike. Despite the use of less flammable building materials and the existence of high-tech, quick response fire departments, many people are still seriously injured or even killed in fires each year. Even when a fire doesn’t hurt anyone, it still results in a great deal of damage. Buildings can be burned to the ground and properties severely damaged. This equals a lot of money lost, as well as more spent on rebuilding, even with the help of insurance. According to estimates, hotel fires are responsible for 15 deaths and 150 injuries a year. Furthermore, these same fires result in $76 million in property damage. Hotels, of course, are not the only large buildings at risk of catch on fir
Every year, fires in hotels and motels cause approximately 15 deaths and 150 injuries and result in $76 million in property losses. Fire development is carried out in four stages: incipient, growth, fully developed, and decay. Commercial fire alarm systems with early warning detection can sense fires in the incipient stage and reduce injuries, loss of life, and property damage by 50%. Fire sprinkler systems have been updated to provide quick response to fire emergencies, releasing 8 to 24 gallons of water per minute to extinguish fires. This early response system has allowed for less water damage caused by the fire department?s hose that can affect the structural integrity of buildings that catch fire.
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