Fire Sprinklers for Toronto
Sprinklers are excellent fire protection. In fact, many times a
sprinkler system will extinguish a fire before the fire department arrives at
the scene. Fire causes millions of dollars’ worth of damage every year in
Toronto, as well as injuries, and many deaths. A sprinkler system is one of the
most effective ways to protect your clients and employees from becoming statistics.
Sprinkler systems feature a network of piping filled with
pressurized water that’s installed behind the walls and ceilings. Sprinkler
heads are placed at various spots along the pipes. If a fire breaks out, the
air temperature above the fire rises and activates the sprinkler, which sprays
water over the flames. Only the sprinklers that are closest to the fire will
activate. (And, contrary to sitcom logic, smoke will not cause sprinklers to
Today many sprinkler systems are integrated with alarm systems
that utilize loud horn blast sounds and flashing lights to alert people to
danger as soon as the sprinkler system is activated. At the same time, the alarm
system contacts the Toronto Fire Department. Some systems also initiate
emergency lighting to illuminate exit routes
This integrated approach maximizes protection and helps ensure
that if a fire does break out, it will be contained more easily and quickly,
and people on site will be better able to escape. . If you are safeguarding an
institution such as a college, medical facility, or care home, you will want to
upgrade your fire safety sprinkler and alarm systems on a regular basis.
Personnel from Ontario fire safety companies can assess your
buildings and make recommendations regarding alarm and sprinkler systems, or
other options. These experts will suggest various options and customize a fire
safety system for your particular needs. Choose a company that’s a member of
CASA, the Canadian Automatic
Sprinkler Association, and
that has a good track record.
Have a Plan
Protect yourself from fire by being proactive. Consider the
- Fire Safety Systems. Install
sprinklers, alarms, extinguishers, and other equipment that will help to
contain fire if it breaks out.
- Fire Prevention. Have an expert
assess your home and make recommendations. Store combustible material properly
and eliminate clutter whenever possible. Check electrical systems to ensure
they’re up to code. Clean and maintain appliances. If smoking is allowed in
your home, be sure that all cigarettes are extinguished properly. Don’t allow
unauthorized persons in the home or garage. Never use an electrical appliance
with a frayed or damaged cord. Keep space heaters away from furniture, fabric,
clothing, and other flammable material.
- Know What to Do. Have a
step-by-step plan for what to do if a fire or other emergency occurs. Practise
fire drills and learn how to operate fire extinguishers before you need them.
Consult an Ontario fire safety company about fire sprinklers in
Toronto today and ensure that your organization is fully protected against the
ravages of fire.