A fire fighting system is probably the most important of the building services, as its aim is to protect human life and property, strictly in that order.
It consists of three basic parts:
- a large store of water in tanks, either underground or on top of the building, called fire storage tanks.
- a specialized pumping system,
- A large network of pipes ending in either hydrants or sprinklers (nearly all buildings require both of these systems)
Fire Fighting Equipment:-
- Fire Detector
- Fire Hydrant System
- Fire Alarm System
- Fire Sprinkle System
- Fire Extinguisher
- Water Spray System
Smoke Detection Solutions
The two main ways that smoke alarms detect smoke are photoelectric and ionization. Research indicates that photo-electric smoke alarms may be more effective at detecting smoldering fires and fires starting in areas remote from smoke alarms, and that ionization smoke alarms may be more effective at detecting flaming fires. smoke alarms are installed in paths of travel between sleeping areas and exits to the open air or to common corridors. Some smoke alarms can also monitor levels of carbon monoxide. These alarms generally use sound to alert occupants of fire. Other methods of alerting occupants include alarms with emergency lights, alarms for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and special models for kitchens and reloadable homes.