Fire Safety is an essential matter for all of us. Many people may not face a major fire tragedy, but don’t be sure that it will never happen to them in the future. Fire is an unpredictable catastrophe that can occur at any time, and therefore, everyone should prepare for such possibilities. The main purpose of fire safety services is to prevent loss of life, protect building occupants from injury, and avoids property damage.
Fire safety equipment is vital for every building, be it residential, commercial, or industrial, and executed in any renovation, or construction project. As Indian law says, fire safety equipment is mandatory to install for any developed property. Even it is mandatory for some cities or states to install fire and safety equipment in schools, colleges, shopping malls, and other high-rise buildings or apartments.
It's necessary to put out a fire with safety equipment before it becomes uncontrollable, and potentially even endangering lives. When a disaster like fire mishaps strike, detectable safety equipment should be there within your reach and guidelines on how to use them in case of an emergency.
Here are the top 3 fire safety equipment that you need to install in your home:
Fire Alarm / Smoke Detector
Fire Alarm or Smoke Detector is the most important fire safety equipment used to prevent fire tragedy. The fire alarm on VariEx brand produces an early warning sound or visual effect through the alarm when it detects smoke. It is also capable of alerting people before the fire turns into a severe one.
Response to a detected fire depends on the proper installation of a battery-operated fire alarm system which is powerful, and cost-effective in saving lives and property. Smoke detectors are available and covered in plastic enclosures with varying shapes and sizes. And make sure automated fire detection systems are well-maintained, tested, and communicated with the fire alarm control panel.
Fire Extinguisher / Fire Suppressor
A fire extinguisher is one of the best fire safety equipment or fire safety materials used for extinguishing a small fire before it becomes irrepressible or uncontrollable. A fire extinguisher or fire suppressor comes the next after fire detection, which is used to prevent the fire from spreading massively. VariEx’s fire safety equipment for home (First Aid firefighting equipment) uses dry chemicals, wet agents, or a gaseous substance to suppress or extinguish the fire.
A fire extinguisher is comprised of a cylindrical pressure vessel, containing any of the above-mentioned agents, used to extinguish a fire. These are the parts that any fire extinguisher can use for its operation. It is important to install at least 1 kg or 2kgs powder, or 2l foam fire extinguisher for your home, which gives you multipurpose coverage and versatility. Water sprinkler systems, inert gas systems, clean agent systems, vehicle fire suppression systems both automated and manual are some of the types of home fire extinguisher or fire suppressor. People can purchase it as per their budget suits because fire extinguisher price is indeed affordable.
Fire Safety Signage
Fire safety signage or fire safety sign board (glow sign board / LED sign board) is divided into two types, i.e. Fire Exit Signage and Fire Door Signage. These are known as firefighting systems for Building. Fire exit signage is essential for a bigger or more complex building and to determine your primary exit route even when a fire happens. Fire exit signage assists to exit in the shortest and quickest route out of a building in an emergency situation.
Fire door signage is again crucial to slow down the spread of fire in that particular building. When it is closed, it acts as a barrier to help prevent the fire from spreading, and when it opened that allows as a means of escape.
Certain indications of the signage (white text on blue background) are mandatory to take a proper course of action if it is necessary. And the best part of fire door signage is the sign, which gets displayed on both sides of the door. Some of the indications are-
- Fire Door Keep Shut uses for fire doors that need to be closed when not in use.
- Fire Door Keep Locked Shut uses for fire doors that must be kept locked when not in use.
- Automatic Fire Door Keep Clear also uses for doors that are held open by an automatic mechanism.
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The importance of fire safety cannot exaggerate. Staying safe can save you, and your building from destruction, so it is advisable to prepare always.