Fire Prevention In Schools
It is possible that no other building can be considered to have more valuable and vulnerable contents than a school building. With children, teachers, and staff all inhabiting the school for many hours a day, a fire is one of the most devastating and dangerous hazards to address, and it's not a simple matter. When planning your school's fire safety plan, you'll need to combine fire prevention steps, water-based fire extinguishing sprinkler systems, well-practiced and posted fire exit strategies, and dry chemical fire suppression systems in order to properly protect those people and things that your school building houses.
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and it is never more true than in protecting our schools from fire. Implementing simple, common sense fire prevention rules in computer labs, server rooms, science labs, chemical and cleaning product storage areas, and areas commonly associated with accidental fire ignition is vital. Make sure that all fire doors are never propped open or obstructed, that all fire extinguishers are properly maintained, all exits clearly marked and unblocked, and never exceed the maximum occupancy in any part of the school building. Following local fire safety codes is not optional—it's a matter of life or death.
Sprinkler systems are key for protecting the occupants, contents, and structural integrity of your school building in the event that a fire occurs. Make sure all fire sprinklers are maintained and inspected in accordance with local fire code. Rapid activation of the sprinkler system is what is going to allow the occupants of the school building to escape using your predetermined fire escape strategy, as well as minimize the structural damage of your school building.
In addition to doing your best to avoid fires in your educational facilities, and installing sprinkler systems in order to fight and extinguish fires that do occur, there is one more system that is absolutely vital for protecting your school's valuable documents, equipment, and technology: a waterless, dry chemical fire suppression system. Dry chemical fire suppression systems are your best bet for protecting the computers, paper documents, and other hard-to-replace items without the resulting devastation that water-based fire extinguishing systems can cause. Cease Fire is a leading manufacturer of dry chemical fire suppression units, which have the added benefit of being completely stand alone units, pre-engineered and portable, making the planning and installation of your dry chemical fire suppression system easier and more affordable. With the stand alone nature of Cease Fire's fire suppression units—like the popular CFF-800—adding waterless protection right where you need it, in computer labs or other similarly sensitive storage areas, is simple. No pipes or wiring are needed, and the units are mounted using a simple flange which makes inspection or replacement simple as well. Using this redundant system of fire protection in the appropriate areas of your school building could make recovery from a fire less costly, both in the sense of money and time, not to mention preserving the sometimes irrecoverable information that could have been lost.
Take some time to contact our representatives at Cease Fire today and get a system in place that will protect the areas of your school that are most vulnerable to fire and water damage—our waterless fire suppression systems are the key to making sure that the solution to the fire isn't as damaging as the fire itself.