Assisted Living Fire Safety

Life Safety for Assisted Living Facilities: Fire Protection and Access Control

Do you own or manage an assisted living facility or plan on building one?  Do you know what the requirements are for assisted living facilities your size are when it comes to fire protection?  Do you know what the cost of installing a fire protection system would cost and how much it would lower your insurance premiums if installed?  Do you need an access control system?  There are a lot of questions when it comes to fire protection and security of an assisted living facility and I am hoping to clarify some of them today.

Code Requirements And Why They Matter

Each facility has its own requirements for fire protection systems depending on its size, its classification, where it is located.  International Fire Protection would love to help you determine what the code requirements are for your facility and how we can help you meet them.  Some facilities are required to have them and some are recommended to have them.  We have NICET certified fire protection technicians and engineers who are up to date on all the codes for every different size and type of facility.  They would be able to help make sure your facility is up to code.

Do You Have A Commercial Kitchen Or Plan To Have One?  

According to National Fire Protection Association, kitchen fires are the #1 cause of home fires.  We install and service fire suppression hoods for all types of commercial kitchens so your facility will be protected against unexpected fires in your kitchen.  NFPA also states that 55% of all non-fatal injuries when it comes to kitchen fires are from fighting the fire yourself.  We also offer fire extinguishers that are designed to fight kitchen fires other than your standard fire extinguisher.

Retrofitting An Existing Building

The idea of adding a fire protection system to your existing building can seem like an overwhelming project to take on.  We at International Fire Protection would love to work with you to make it as painless as possible.  We work directly with you to make sure the project has the least amount of interruptions possible for your residents, staff, and visitors.  The cost of retrofitting an existing structure is not that much more than installing on new construction and we would love to give you a quote.  A lot of times, if you notify your insurance company of your intent to install a fire protection system, it will help lower your premiums, sometimes significantly.

Access Control Systems

International Fire Protection is a leader when it comes to access control systems that can be installed for a single structure or multiple structures.  Our service technicians are certified with many of the best access control systems there are to offer and we would match you with the one that best suites your needs.  After installation, our service technicians would make sure that you can operate the system very fluently before they leave.  At International Fire Protection, we stay up to date with the latest technology so if there is a better system that becomes available, our service technicians will become familiar with it.  If an update is recommended, we would help you stay up to date with the latest technology in access control for your facility.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you with all your fire protection and access control needs!