Archive for April 29, 2018
It’s important for all commercial and residential buildings to contain both fire alarm systems and automatic sprinklers. When a combination of these systems are used, there is an increased chance that injuries, fatalities, and property damage can be greatly reduced. Recent data shows that this can be as much as 50% or more.
While non-structural and structural fires can occur in a variety of situations, high-rise fires are particularly challenging. Apartment buildings, hotels, offices, and medical facilities are all types of high-rise properties that can experience fires. Non-confined fires in hospitals are often due to electrical malfunctions. These account for about 19% of the fires that occur in these types of facilities. Hotel and motel fires, for example, occur every year. As a result, approximately 150 people sustain injuri