If you own or operate a building, it’s important to stay on top of fire safety. No matter what kind of business or industry you’re in, fire safety is important for everyone. At Amptec Fire & Security, we can install and inspect fire safety systems for all kinds of buildings throughout Alberta, from large office blocks to cozy family homes. If you have a warehouse full of hazardous materials or a restaurant with commercial stoves and fryers, you’re going to need to take extra measures to protect your employees, customers and property. Our services include:
Fire alarms are perhaps the most standard fire safety system, and for good reason: if you’ve got a fire emergency in your building, the number one priority is alerting people to the danger and getting them outside as quickly as possible. Not only can we install an effective alarm system into your newly constructed building, we can retrofit alarms into existing properties, and we can maintain your current fire alarm. Alberta fire codes require that such alarms be installed and maintained by certified professionals, so it’s important to call us rather than attempting to test it yourself.
A fire alarm can protect the people inside of a building, but in order to protect the building itself, you’ll need an effective sprinkler system to douse the fire in water. The Alberta Fire Code requires that these be inspected annually, and many insurance providers also demand the same. While sprinklers are typically associated with large commercial and industrial buildings, it’s become common to have sprinkler systems in apartment buildings or houses. Call us to find out how a sprinkler system could increase the safety of your property.
Fire extinguishers are a must-have to minimize damage and increase building safety. They’re required by the Alberta Fire Code and are a standard part of fire safety inspections. They must be easily accessible and require yearly maintenance. We can sell you extinguishers, advise you about where they should be kept and provide routine inspections and maintenance.
If disaster strikes and the fire department is called to your property, firefighters can use hydrants as a crucial water source to put out the fire and preserve your property. While public hydrants are usually maintained by the municipality, private hydrants must be maintained annually to flush out debris, and it’s important that there’s a large clearance around them at all times. Similarly, standpipes require annual maintenance. These are available either as dry standpipes (which are not filled with water until needed, and can only be used by firefighters) or wet standpipes (which are always pressurized with water and can be used by building occupants).
Fires are a leading cause of damages in both commercial and residential kitchens, so if you have a restaurant or are an avid home chef, a stove fire suppression system could prevent against property loss and injury. Grease and oils are particularly hazardous, and the bustle of a restaurant kitchen can result in flammable items getting too close to the heat. That’s why having built-in suppression systems – either automatic or manual – can help to put out a sudden kitchen fire before it causes extensive damage.
How do you know that your building is safe when you’re not there? We provide fire monitoring around the clock for your peace of mind. As soon as a smoke detector or fire alarm goes off, we’ll be notified and the fire department will be contacted. This means your home or business will be protected, even if you’re not there. The fast response time is critical to give the fire department a chance to save your property and stop the damage before it gets worse.