Life safety systems are made up of equipment that is designed to save lives and protect property. These systems can help people survive and evacuate from a building during an emergency such as a fire, natural disaster, or power failure.
NFPA 101: Life Safety Code
NFPA 101 is the Life Safety Code. It is a widely accepted standard for protection people through building construction, protection, and occupancy features to minimize risks of fire and other hazards. NFPA 101 covers everything from means of egress to hazardous materials to fire protection and emergency communications. This life safety code is applicable to both new and existing buildings.
Components of Life Safety Systems
Life safety systems are made up of many components including fire protection systems, security systems, and more. Some elements that may be found in a life safety system include:
- Fire sprinklers and suppression systems
- Fire extinguishers
- Fire alarms
- CCTV security systems
- Fire doors
- Access control
- Voice command
- Mass notification systems
- Emergency and exit signs and lighting
- Alarm monitoring
Inspections & Testing
Taking care of your systems is just as important as getting them installed. Regular inspections, testing and service of your life safety systems is necessary to be sure that your systems are functional, code compliant and ready to protect lives.
Reliance Provides Life Safety Systems
Reliance Fire Protection designs, installs and services life safety systems for commercial, industrial institutional and historic facilities in Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C. We can provide fire sprinkler, suppression and alarm systems. Our team is experienced in inspecting and testing your systems to make sure that they function properly when needed. We provide alarm monitoring services so you can have peace of mind that your building is protected 24 hours a day, even when it is unoccupied. If you are interested in learning more about the life safety systems we provide, contact us today.