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What is Fire Protection

What Is Fire Protection?


What Is Fire Protection

"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.
Manual Components:
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Hoses
  • Standpipe System
Automatic Components:
  • 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
  • Firewalls
  • 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 

Why Should You Care About Fire Protection:

As mentioned before, the goal of Fire Protection is to reduce the loss of lives and property. The safety and wellbeing of your occupants or employees are of utmost importance. 

In terms of legality, depending on the city, there will be a set of Fire Codes and Regulation standards to be met by every building. Contact your local Fire Department for more information. Not meeting these standards can result in fines or even shutdown of business or facility.  


How Axe Fire Protection Can Help:

At Axe Fire Protection, we provide the inspection, maintenance & installation of complete Fire Protection Systems. With over 15 years of experience, we have the expertise and resources to complete all Fire Protection projects.

If you'd like more information about Fire Prevention Systems or to receive a free local consultation, contact us at sales@axefpc.ca / (780) 757-4862