Fire equipment for commercial buildings is essential in creating and maintaining a safe environment, but there is no one size fits all package. Commercial buildings must meet various codes and regulations, including those set by the National Fire Protection Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, every commercial building is built differently; therefore, each commercial building has its own specific fire safety requirements.
Ensuring the safety of employees, customers, and visitors is of the utmost importance for any business. The good news is there is a variety of fire protection systems available for companies to meet safety requirements within their commercial buildings, including:
- Fire Alarms
- Emergency Exit Signs
- Emergency Lighting
- Fire Sprinklers
- Fire Hose Cabinets
- Fire Extinguishers
Fire Equipment for Commercial Buildings: The Importance of Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are one of the first lines of defense when a fire occurs. According to the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED), fire extinguishers effectively extinguish fires 95% of the time, and 98% of people can properly use a fire extinguisher. Those astonishing statistics show the importance of having proper fire equipment readily available in all buildings.
In commercial buildings, fire extinguishers should be visible and easily accessible. Typically, fire extinguishers can be found in fire cabinets at a distance of no more than 75 feet from an individual (meaning every person should be within 75 feet of an extinguisher within a commercial space).
Do you need fire equipment for commercial buildings in the Jacksonville area?
Our team of professionals at Holman, Inc. is ready to help. As a local Division 10 specialty products contractor, we sell and install a wide array of fire equipment for commercial buildings, including fire extinguishers, fire hoses, and fire cabinets. We work with some of the most reputable brands in the industry, such as Activar, Amerex, Badger, and Larsen’s to provide you with the quality fire safety products you need to keep your commercial building safe. Contact us today to see how we can meet your fire equipment needs for your commercial building.
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