Unexpected Buildings That Could Benefit From a Fire Sprinkler System
Throughout all types of buildings, there are various advantages to the installation of fire sprinkler systems. Our fire sprinkler company has previously covered specific industries such as fire safety in care homes, other forms of social housing and hotels.
But, it’s not these conventional buildings that would just benefit from the installation of fire sprinklers. There are certain unexpected properties that, if a fire sprinkler system was included within the design, fire safety efficiency would be vastly improved. Find out more here at RAD.
Funeral homes are one of the last places a fire should occur. They are a time of respect and to say farewell to parted loved ones. Particularly in crematoriums, there is a high chance that a fire may break out and spread throughout the funeral home.
Last year, during a funeral in Glasgow, a fire broke out as a casket was lowered into the cremation furnace. On site, two members of staff were treated by paramedics and three fire crews were called to the scene.
In this case, a fire sprinkler system could have been implemented, which would have suppressed the flames and helped prevent property damage.
In a place full of firefighters, sprinkler systems may go underlooked by the actual building itself. It’s a very ironic news headline if a fire station catches fire. Especially if the flames spread and property damage ensues. Therefore, why take the risk? A fire sprinkler system may be the solution.
Back in 2014, a fire broke out at a fire station based in Norfolk. The fire alarm present alerted the workers of the flames. However, there were no automatic fire sprinklers to help suppress the flames. There were no injuries and firefighters from other local towns were dispatched to deal with the incident. Yet, this could have been avoided with a sprinkler system in place. Then, these resources would have been available in case there were emergencies in other buildings.
Maybe it comes from playing Cluedo, or from the lockdown where people were trapped in their rooms. But, the whole world has become obsessed with escape rooms; finding a series of clues to help them get out of a themed room. The whole premise is that customers are trapped. But, what about when this becomes reality?
In 2019, a fire broke out in an escape room facility in Poland and tragically killed five 15-year-old girls. Whilst they were taking part in the escape room, leaking gas caused a fire to break out in the waiting room and spread quickly, blocking the exits.
In the US, escape room businesses are required to follow new fire codes, including fire alarms, smoke detectors and fire sprinklers, which are required in attractions that are more than 1,000 square feet. However, in the UK, there seemingly are no requirements in place.
In these situations, fire safety should be the first priority. Fire doors can suppress the flames and ensure trapped customers’ safety. Whilst, sprinkler systems can help stop the fire from spreading throughout the building and make sure firefighters can enter the premises more efficiently.
Our Fire Sprinkler Systems
At RAD, we advocate the installation of fire sprinklers within all types of buildings. As a fire sprinkler company, we understand the benefits that these systems can have on both residential and commercial properties. Automatic fire sprinkler systems have been proven to stop flames from spreading and consequently, prevent vast property damage and save lives.
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