"The impact of a fire can cause up to millions in damages and lost possessions, but beyond that, it can also lead to losses that mean much more." - Axe Fire Protection
What Is A Fire Protection System?
Fire Protection Systems are everyday measures implemented in factories, living areas, public places and workplaces. The goal is to protect a building's occupants and reduce the damage associated with Fire Emergencies. Overall, the aim is to provide a large window for a safe evacuation and reduce potential repair costs.
There are two types of Fire Protection classifications:
1. Active Fire Protection (AFP): This area deals with components in a system that are triggered either manually or automatically in the event of a fire emergency.
- Fire Extinguisher
- Fire Blanket
- Fire Hoses
- Standpipe System
- Fire Alarm System
- Fire Sprinkler System
- Automatic Foam Suppression System
- Gaseous Clean Agent
"A complete Fire Prevention System requires both manual and automatic components." - Axe Fire Protection
2. Passive Fire Protection (PFP): The design of buildings and infrastructures is the main focus of this type of protection. The purpose of PFP is to isolate fires and stop the spread/effects of fire or smoke. Examples of passive systems include;
- Fire Doors
- Fire Stops
- Fire Resistant Windows
- Fire Dampers,
- Fire-Resistant Coatings,
- Other fire and Smoke Control Assemblies
"Don't forget that Safety Training can also be considered part of a Passive Fire Protection system.” - Axe Fire Protection