Fire protection engineering companies know a great many things, but nothing that they know is more important to you than how to save the lives of people caught in a fire in your business. As an added bonus to saving those lives, it is very possible that their knowledge of fire sprinkler systems and fire system installation just might save your business, as well.
Every year, hotel fires will cause an estimated 15 deaths and 150 injuries. In addition, the estimated property loss in these hotel and motel fires is $76 million. These numbers would obviously be greater without the fire regulations that are in place around the country.
One thing to keep in mind is the fact that fire protection engineering companies have spent years and years in the pursuit of keeping people and buildings safe. They have tested and tried many different ways of making that happen and have come up with the latest technology in an effort to do just that.
When it comes to the technology of putting fires out, the National Fire Protection Association has absolutely no record of finding anyone being killed in a fire where a building was fully equipped with sprinklers and where those sprinklers were fully functional.
What is clear and continues to be made more clear with every advancement in modern sprinkler technology is the fact that buildings that have sprinkler systems that are set up properly and function adequately will save lives. This is what is paramount.
What can be seen as a bonus, of course, is the fact that when these buildings have sprinkler systems that are set up properly and function adequately, the buildings themselves can often be saved.
If you own a business where many people are gathered, whether that is a bed and breakfast, a hotel, or any retail or office space, you already know that you have an obligation to prepare the building for a fire emergency. The question for you is not whether or not you should have an effective sprinkler system, but, rather, what fire protection engineering companies will serve you best in the installation and maintenance of that system.
It might not seem like a very significant issue at the onset of your purchasing a building, but it very well could be one of the most important decisions you ever make. The company you choose to partner with when it comes to your sprinkler system could determine whether you succeed or fail, in the event of an unforeseen emergency.
What is at stake is your business. How that stake is determined is the response of your sprinkler system. You need a system that will slow down a fire’s progress until the fire department can arrive and do its job.
Don’t put off what you know could be inevitable.