Fire Protection

Fire protection is the study and practice of mitigating the unwanted effects of potentially destructive fires. It involves the study of the behavior, compartmentalization, suppression and investigation of fire and its related emergencies along with the research and development, production, testing and application of mitigating systems.

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Fire Extinguishers Fire Stop
Smoke/Heat Detectors

Fire Extinguishers
A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires that are often in emergency situations. A fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent, which can be discharged to extinguish a fire. There are two main types of fire extinguishers: stored-pressure and cartridge-operated.

Fire Stop
A Fire Stop is a fire protection system that is made of various components used to seal openings and joints in fire-resistance rated wall and/or floor assemblies. Fire Stops are designed to restore the fire-resistance ratings of wall and/or floor assemblies by impeding the spread of fire by filling the openings with fire-resistant materials.

Smoke/Heat Detectors
Heat detectors are the oldest type of automatic fire detection device. They feature a detecting element inside the unit that activates when it reaches a predetermined fixed temperature or when a specific increase in temperature has occurred. Smoke alarms will detect most fires rapidly than heat detectors. There are three types of smoke alarms on the market: ionization, photoelectric and combination ionization/photoelectric.