from the potential hazards of a fire?
- Non-operational or lack of safety equipment
If your fire safety equipment is in disrepair, has not been tested, or has not had routine maintenance performed recently, it can put you and everyone in your office at risk. Your fire safety equipment, including fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems, etc., need to be tested annually to ensure they are fully operational. Additionally, if fire safety equipment is not available, specifically operational fire extinguishers, then you are leaving your building at risk. Having easily accessible fire safety equipment (and instructing your employees on how to use it) is one of the best ways you can help reduce safety risks in your office.
- Lack of safety training & emergency action plan
Installing an exceptional fire safety system will do very little if your employees don’t know what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency. Training your employees on how to use fire extinguishers and where to go during an emergency is crucial for complete safety. Additionally, it’s important to train your employees on what to do in the event of an emergency. Having an emergency action plan that details where to do, what to do, and who is in charge in the event of an emergency is vital and can be lifesaving.
- Improperly designed & installed safety systems
Not only does your building need fire safety equipment, it needs to be installed properly and to the exact specifications and requirements of your building (while also meeting all local codes and regulations). Your fire protection needs may differ from one area of your building to the next—for instance, if you have a commercial kitchen in a hotel, the fire suppression system used in the kitchen would be different from the fire suppression system used in the guest rooms. An experienced fire safety company can explain all of the differences between various types of fire protection equipment and systems and help you make an educated decision.
- Improper use of office equipment
There are many ways that people in your office will put themselves at risk, including misusing extension cords, using damaged power cords, and misusing space heaters. All of this equipment needs to be carefully monitored and used correctly to prevent the threat of fire and damage to personnel and the building.
Extension cords need to be properly approved by a certifying laboratory and only used to connect one device at a time. Power cords should be checked periodically for any damage or ungrounded cords. Personal space heaters must be plugged directly into an outlet and cannot be plugged into an extension cord or power strip.
- Blocked sprinkler heads
Your fire sprinklers are an integral part of your fire safety equipment, but if tall equipment is blocking the sprinkler head directly or objects are obstructing the spray of the sprinkler, you could be putting your office at risk. Nothing should ever be placed within 18 inches of your fire sprinkler. If you are unsure whether or not you are using your fire safety equipment in the safest manner possible, it’s important to talk to a fire protection company to learn more about proper office fire safety.
Dawn - Muskegon Heights, MI
Fire Suppression Test
Greg - Byron Center, MI
Terry - New Baltimore, MI
Extremely helpful and willing to explain
Dan - Saranac, MI
Joel - Hartland, MI
On time, effectively diagnosed problem.
Curt - Kentwood, MI
Good job by the Fire Pros Team!
Very professional, competent and respectful
Flori - Redford Charter Township, MI
Fast and efficient service
Nicole - New Baltimore, MI
Alex was efficient and complete all inspection needed.
Shonte - Grand Rapids, MI
Jason got here very quick. He was very courteous and polite. He went the extra mile to ensure our residents were safe. He did a wonderful job!
Fred - Mackinaw City, MI
He did a great job
BJ - Mackinaw City, MI
Have not received the bill yet
James Johnson - Detroit, MI
Alex was very knowledgeable he knew the building well a great Tech
Fast and easy
Dean - Lowell, MI
Lauri - Kalkaska, MI
Prompt and great service
Cathy - Hastings, MI
Gary was very professional and courteous.
Weather Bureau Building, Locks Park, Sault Ste. Marie
Shawn - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Our serviceman - John - really knew what he was doing. All the way down to using a waterproof label for a marine extinguisher application, and recommending the right unit for our third floor. Very impressive and completed in a short space of time!
Chris - Tustin, MI
Dave provided knowledgeable troubleshooting and explained issues clearly. We appreciate his attention to detail and problem solving.
Smoke detector apt
TO - Brighton, MI
Alex is awesome! Very friendly and high attention to detail!
Alycia - Grand Rapids, MI
Great Service, Very knowledgable, Installed a new hanger in storage room
Tanner - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
clip-on battery in facp is corroded should be replaced before trouble arises in middle of night - repair Repair of 2.5 lb fire extinguisher in Van is not mounted and under front passenger seat, I suggest we send a quote tumat when technician replaces battery clip to mount sting in Van. a loose fire extinguisher in a vehicle is a projectile in an accident
Annual Kitchen Suppression System Inspection (PCL R 102 3 gal + 3 gal + 3 gal Tandem) Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection (120 FE)
Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection (2 FE)
Kitchen Suppression Inspection
smoke detector located at the top of the basement stairs doesn't have a date code- - repair Furnish necessary parts and labor to supply new bracket and mount extinguisher in the white van
Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection (5 FE) Annual Exit & Emergency Lighting Inspection (9 units)
Annual Fire Alarm Inspection (11 devices)
Alarm Systems and Special Hazards Inspection
SD BEDROOM HALL RIGHT OF Living Room: BATTERY OPERATED ONLY SD IN HALL RIGHT OF LIVING ROOM IS PAST DATE COSE. DATE CODE IS 2001 - repair
Portable Extinguishers and Kitchen Suppression Inspection
AS IN BEDROOM # 1 RIGHT OF LIVING ROOM TRIPS PANEL BUT THE LED DOES NOT WORK AT ALL AND SHOULD BE REPLACED. I WAS LATER TOLD BY STAFF THAT A PIPE HAD BROKEN ABOVE THAT ROOM BACK IN JAN OR FEB 2019. - repair
Replaced smoke Detector in Room 111 And Reset System also updated date and time on FACP ***All Systems Normal and Reset ***
Annual inspection of 9 FE's Annual inspection of 18 em/exit lights. Must do 90 minute load test. Portable Extinguishers and Emergency / Exit Lights Inspection
Arrived On-Site FACP was showing 20 Troubles and lobby and New Breakfast Area needed Horn/Strobes Installed. Trouble Shot 20 Troubles and Cleared All 20 Troubles. Re-Mounted Existing Smoke Detectors To Ceiling and already provided Drop Ceiling brackets. Provided and Installed and Wired 4 Wheelock Ceiling Mount Horn/Strobes and and Re-Installed and Wired 1 Existing wall mount Horn/Strobe. Tied all wiring into Existing system and Reset System ***All Systems Normal and Reset ***
Emergency / Exit Lights and Kitchen Suppression Inspection
Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection (4 FE) call enroute