What is a Fire Protection System?
A fire protection system's purpose is to safeguard a building's occupants while minimizing the damage caused by fire. Overall, the aim is to create as large a timeframe as possible for a safe escape while minimizing future repair expenditures.
There are two types of fire protection systems: active and passive. While active systems (such as fire alarms and sprinklers) are designed to help combat fires, passive fire protection refers to structural features that prevent flames and smoke from spreading. Passive fire prevention has various benefits, including reducing the spread of fire and preserving the structural integrity of a building.
Legion Fire Protection can assist you in finding the right system for new construction or replacing your systems in an existing facility. Once the fire protection system is installed, we may supply specs, system design, BIM modeling, project management, installation, and testing.
Legion Fire Protection is able to design, install, inspect, & repair the following fire protection systems:
The Two Types of Fire Protection Systems
As mentioned above there are two main types of fire protection: Passive and Active. Passive fire protection solutions, such as fire doors and fire escapes, can be included in the construction of a building by the fire protection contractor and building architect. The use of non-flammable materials during construction can also be considered passive fire defense.
Active fire protection, on the other hand, refers to the use of a system that reacts in the event of a fire. Fire sprinkler systems and special hazard fire suppression systems are examples of active fire protection.
Active Fire Protection
Active fire protection systems, commonly known as AFPs, include fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, and fire alarms. These systems must be “activated” whenever a fire occurs. Fire Extinguishers are the exception, they require manual operation.
Smoke and fire alarms, as well as carbon monoxide detectors, are all vital pieces of equipment that will alert everyone in your building to evacuate to safety. Fire drills in the workplace might assist you to figure out how well your active systems are working.
- Fire Sprinkler Systems installed on-site will activate upon fire detection and will quickly and efficiently extinguish a fire and stop it from spreading.
- Fire Extinguishers are handheld devices that are operated manually by someone at the site of the fire.
- Smoke Detectors - these are installed in almost every home or building type. These devices activate with a noise signal to alert building occupants of fire danger. Sometimes these are used in certain fire sprinkler systems that have 2 step triggers.
Passive Fire Protection
PFP stands for passive fire protection systems. While active systems can contain, control, and extinguish fires, passive systems aid in the evacuation of everyone in the building by reducing the spread of the fire and the smoke that comes with it. An effective and comprehensive passive fire protection system includes firewalls, firestop technologies, fire doors, and fire dampers.
Passive Fire Protection System components are generally structurally integrated.
- Fire-resistant walls and flooring are installed during the building construction process.
- Fire Dampers are used to prevent the spread of fires inside of the ductwork of HVAC systems
- Exit signage, Fireproof doors as well as photoluminescent path markers to guide you to a safe exit.
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Legion Fire Protection is a full-service fire protection company. Because emergencies can occur at any time, we have a 24-hour emergency response staff available to assist you at any time, day or night, 365 days a year. To combine all of your fire prevention services and inspections, set up a service plan with Legion! We can serve as a single point of contact for all of your sites.
Not only do we take the time to educate our customers, but we also keep our staff up to date on the industry, manufacturer, and code changes. We install fire protection systems in various markets, including residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
We stand by our commitment to protecting lives and property. We guarantee our work to be of the best service, with honest and competitive pricing. Call us today at (714)981-0138 to see what we can do for you!