We do it all!!
A P Fire Protection is dedicated and passionate about protecting your property and employees. We test, inspect, install and repair all related devices including but not limited to fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler suppression systems, fire extinguishers and backflows. In an ideal situation, you make one call to fix all of your fire protection needs. Not calling three separate companies, or even two, just one call and A P Fire Protection will do it all! We are committed to excellence while aggressively growing and maintaining the relationships we have fostered with our customers over the years.
1. Fire Sprinkler Suppression Systems
The main job of the sprinkler suppression system is to slow the spread of a fire, allowing ample time for emergency responders to arrive. They are designed to react automatically in the event of a fire which allows for safe egress of anyone around. For the most part, inspections of your sprinkler system should happen annually. However, depending on the type of system you have, the frequency of your inspections could increase. For that reason, it is important to know exactly what type of system you have and what your local AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) requires. If you are unaware then an A P Fire Protection employee would gladly walk your property and provide you with a free estimate.
2. Fire Alarm Systems
Fire Alarms are so important because they provide prompt warning when a fire breaks out. If the building is occupied then the notifying devices will sound off, telling occupants to leave immediately. If there is nobody in the building and the alarm activates then the monitoring company will notify the appropriate people in a timely manner, including emergency responders. If a system or its connected devices are not properly maintained then it can result in unwanted, ‘annoying’ beeping coming from the panel. This can result in a negative response from the occupants and even diminish the effectiveness of the alarm when it is actually triggered. Any beeping from your panel means your fire alarm systems needs attention – do not put this off! The ability to detect a fire early is the difference between losing everything and keeping the damage to a minimum!
3. Kitchen Hood Suppression System
Often times a kitchen is the heartbeat of a restaurant, but where there are high heats and grease there are also big risks for fire. A fire needs three things to flourish – heat, oxygen and fuel. The purpose of the suppression system is to starve the fire of its oxygen by smothering the flames with a wet chemical. As soon as the nozzles inside the kitchen hood exhaust detects a fire the gas line/electrical power automatically shuts off which deprives the fire of its fuel source as well. Kitchen Hoods need to be serviced semi-annually because if the grease build up gets too extensive then it will effect the performance of the fusible links, which need to pop in order to release the agent.
4. Fire Extinguishers
Although often times overlooked or forgotten in the corner of a room, fire extinguishers are a necessity when it comes to work place safety. They can be the difference between a small, localized fire and an incident that now requires the fire department. Similar to a sprinkler system, fire extinguishers are meant to assist employees in controlling the spread of a fire for a safe escape while emergency responders are deployed. Equally important to knowing how to use a fire extinguisher, is knowing which one to use for certain fires. There are multiple different classes of fires that all require specific extinguishers. Quick overview:
Class A – Ordinary Combustibles (wood and paper)
Class B – Flammable Liquids (gas, grease, oil and alcohol)
Class C – Electrical Equipment (computers, servers, motors and appliances)
Class D – Flammable Metals
If you don’t know how to properly use a fire extinguisher, schedule a training session with A P Fire Protection! Our team is ready to provide you with the highest quality training and services.