Fire Sprinkler System…..Know it all!!

A fire sprinkler system is an active fire protection method, consisting of a water supply system, providing adequate pressure and flow-rate to a water distribution piping system, onto which fire sprinklers are connected. Fire sprinkler systems should meet basic requirements which include having:
A reliable supply of water
Control valves
Pumps
Pipework
Sprinkler heads
There are a lot of questions on the effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems, what difference it has with the fire extinguishers? Why can’t we use a fire alarm system instead?

Fires are no joke. They can virtually happen at any time and the damage to life and property in the instance that they occur and we are not sufficiently prepared can be absolutely devastating. As such, it is imperative that you have all the standard safety and security tools and features in place at your place of business. Doing so protects you the business owner, your employees, and your bottom-line.

A fire sprinkler system is a fire suppression system, common in industrial and commercial buildings, and installed to suppress and combat fires should with water in the eventuality of one. A fire sprinkler system works by being automatically activated if, and when, there is an increase in temperature. This is done through a temperature gauge that is constantly working to monitor average temperatures. Whenever the temperature increases, the sprinklers are activated and water is released. The water, as it is released from the sprinklers, drowns out the surrounding fires.

Fire sprinklers are extremely beneficial to your business in many ways that will save you money over time. Firstly, losing everything in a fire is a devastating blow to a business. Studies show that 90% of fires that happen in businesses are suppressed where there is an automatic fire sprinkler system installed and properly maintained.

Fireman Safety can provide you with, the direction and clarity about why you should install a Fire Sprinkler System at your premises, but the decision is specific to the project and can only be made by the Client or the Consultant in charge of the project. However with over a decade of experience in the fire industry, we highly recommend it.

Fire Sprinkler Systems are so designed to, be completely automated. This is their major advantage above all other systems. They do not require human intervention of any kind. The basic concept is that fire will be suppressed, at an infant stage. This system will stop it from spreading.
Why should you install Fire Sprinkler Systems….?

…that is because it is a 24 hour automated active system that does not require any human help. It is a time tested, quality tested machine that will work for you, regardless. If you want to protect you investment, let it be from one penny to a billions dollars, it definitely will, with 100% surety. You can definitely have a peace of mind with regards to a fire incident when you go to sleep as the system doesn’t need a human support to function. If you have to protect costly or delicate equipment’s, with minimal damage, then don’t look further, fire sprinkler system is the best buddy you should have at your workplace and residence. And the bottom line is

“A Fire Fighting System is never complete without a Fire Sprinkler System”

Fire Protection…..A Priority, both at home and workplace!!

Fires affect thousands of companies and residential properties each year resulting in injury, lost customer trust and building damage. By establishing a fire prevention and preparedness program, you can help avoid injuries to your employees and visitors, costly damages, and potential fines to your business. Below are some best practices to help prepare your facility for a fire emergency.

If you own, manage or control a commercial property, you are required by law to protect everyone who lives in, works within or visits your building from the threat of fire as far as is possible. This involves assessing the risks and specific hazards present within your environment and then installing appropriate fire safety measures accordingly, including equipment such as fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers and emergency lighting.

However, it’s important that you don’t stop there. Instead, it is hugely beneficial to provide professional fire safety training for your staff, or chosen designated employees, ensuring that they have the knowledge to respond safely and effectively in the event of a fire.

Fire accidents in buildings and establishments across the UAE decreased by 41% during the first half of 2017, below the targets set by the General Command of the Civil Defence fire safety strategy for 2017- 2021, according to GCCD statistics.

“The number of fires that broke out in buildings and establishments and handled by Civil Defence Centers across the country during the first half of 2017 reached 928, leaving 115 injured and 12 dead,” said Major General Al Marzouki, the General Commander of the Civil Defence, noting that the number of fatalities fell by 8% and injuries by 47% below the targets set for the GCCD 2017-2021.

House fires accounted for 61% of total fires nationwide, 87% of which are minor accidents, according to the statistics.

The timely response to fire accidents, the introduction of modern fire prevention technology, qualified firefighters, sustained public awareness campaigns against risks of fires, and intensified efforts to meet challenges as a united team are the factors behind the success achieved.

Key factors to be focused at to avoid any fire incident at your commercial facilities may include

1. Implement a program that includes preparation, prevention, and recognition of fire hazards.
2. Make sure you practice proper handling of combustible and flammable material.
3. Maintain safe housekeeping practices that reduce the risk of fire danger.
4. Always keep adequate fire suppression equipment in your work area to extinguish fire before it goes out of control.

Al Marzouki attributed the success in reducing the number of fires across the country to the prudent directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to take all necessary measures and mobilise all needed resources and state-of- the-art technologies to ensure rapid emergency response through qualified fire fighting cadres, concerted action and teamwork spirit to help achieve the aspired goals of the GCCD.

He noted that the Civil Defence follows best practices adopted in the field in line with international standards and criteria, including latest know-how to ensure best possible levels of control, security and alarm systems.

How Fireman Safety can help train your team?

Fireman Safety offer both Basic Fire Safety Awareness Training and Fire Warden Training, and our comprehensive courses can be tailored to your unique specifications and desired outcome. Carried out on-site or off-site, all of our courses are entirely flexible and are conducted at agreed locations and convenient times.

So, to protect your employees and ensure that your staff are fully aware of the risk of fire and the best and safest way to deal with it, get in touch with the professionals at Fireman safety today.

We provide real solutions to people and organizations confronted with emergency situations. As the leader in fire and safety systems in UAE, we know that one of our most important services is emergency response training, because the impact of a crisis can be substantially reduced when people are trained to respond appropriately to it.

Fireman Safety has been the service provider of choice in the fire protection industry. Since the time of our existence, Fireman Safety has grown in size and stature to become one of the most successful fire protection companies in United Arab Emirates.

The Company has design and engineering expertise in automatic fire sprinkler systems, fire hydrant and hose reel systems, gaseous fire suppression systems, fire detection and alarm systems, emergency warning and intercommunication systems, extinguishers, passive fire protection systems, access and egress requirements, emergency lightning, doors etc.

We provide a level of service that exceeds our client's expectations. This is supported by the multitude of long standing maintenance agreements the Company has in place. The routine testing and maintenance is supported by an effective and efficient after hour's emergency response team to ensure you have peace of mind.

Excellence is not a single act, it is a Habit!!

At Fireman Safety, we take pride in our commitment and responsiveness to our customers’ needs. That’s why every job we execute is assigned a specialized project manager dedicated to ensuring each task is completed to the customers’ utmost satisfaction. Project management teams are experienced, trained and certified in the life safety industry. They coordinate amongst the sales staff, designers, engineers and field installation supervisors to keep the project moving along flawlessly.

 

We are a set of experienced talents specialized in all types of fire suppression, including industrial, commercial, retail and residential. From sprinkler system design and installation to testing and service, our project management team makes sure every single projects are completed on time, within budget, up to code and, most importantly, to your complete satisfaction.

 

As said, “Excellence is not a single act, it is a Habit”, we at Fireman Safety Services, make sure there is no compromise in the customer service standards. The recognition we have from our prestigious clients are the best example to second the term “Excellence”. After witnessing the successful journey of IKEA (in Yas Island) with us, the authorities of Yas Marina Circuit, has vested Fireman safety services with the responsibility of their annual fire protection maintenance contract for the next 2 years.

 

With more than 500 ongoing projects around the capital city (Abu Dhabi), Fireman Safety Services is stamping their dominant presence in the field of fire and safety industry.  The main projects in Abu Dhabi include different sectors of the market such as Commercial Towers, Residential Towers, Malls, Hospitals, Schools, and Factories. With these variant types of customers Project management is a challenge for any organization, not for Fireman Safety Services. Our staff of specialized project managers is experienced in all types of fire protection projects. These project managers will plan, organize and manage your project to ensure that it comes in on-time and within budget.

Fireman has a very strong Maintenance department adeptly handled by experienced professionals. We are successful in building a highly positive reputation among the clients and in sustaining them with high quality of service and technical expertise.

 

There is a saying “A goal without a plan is just a wish”. Our strong work ethic and tenacity with the support of a proper plan help us reach any milestone. Fireman Safety Services is constantly upgrading its maintenance division and has aim to expanse our services to more than 1000 properties by the end of 2022.

 

For more information, contact us at +971 2 555 15 48 and we will answer any questions you may have. Fireman safety Services – The benchmark of excellence in the fire protection industry!!

Don’t let your future go up in smoke……, follow FIRE safety!!

Fire Protection Business in UAE

 

Industrial fires and explosions cost companies and governments billions of dollars every year, not to mention the loss of life, which can’t be described in monetary terms. According to the most recent studies on fire incidents, an average of 37,000 fires occurs at industrial and manufacturing properties every year. These disasters happen for many reasons, often because managers and employees aren’t aware of the risks that surround them at work every day.

The study and practice of mitigating these unwanted effects of potentially destructive fires is called fire protection. It involves the study of the behavior, suppression and investigation of fire and its related emergencies, as well as the research and development, production, testing and application of mitigating systems.

The five major causes of fire are;

  • Combustible dust
  • Hot work
  • Flammable liquids and gasses
  • Equipment and machinery
  • Electrical hazards

UAE being the land of the both Construction and Oil & Gas, the aforementioned factors are always open in this land which can indeed result in unavoidable fire disasters any day. But, the fire and safety experts like Fireman Safety Services holds the key in keeping this land a safe land to live and work. We have always taken pride in keeping up with advanced service technology and modern fire service delivery systems. A main component of the Fireman Safety which has remained unchanged is the dedication of our employees to their occupation and their oath in protecting lives and assets from fire. Fireman Safety set apart from other fire protection businesses through our strong relationships with our customers. By creating a unique customer center approach and providing quality work.  Our goal is to partner with our customers and work hand in hand creating solutions that fit each situation.  We are able to accomplish this by being flexible and accommodating to each need

A fire protection expert will first assess the risk and make the necessary arrangements to prevent the fire from happening. An expert will make sure that any building, be it a corporate one or a residential one the fire equipment is working properly and replaced regularly. The other important factor that the fire protection companies or experts make sure is whether the building is equipped with fire protection equipment. And finally the most important factor is having a plan. We can never predict when or where a fire will happen so the best thing to do is to be prepared. Therefore the experts make sure that there are escape routes that will allow everyone to get out quickly and safely.

UAE the land of international business has always given prior importance to the safety of both own country national and the expats. Every building should have to get the prior approval from the government authorities before its construction itself on the fire and safety design and implementation. Hence the numbers of fire protection companies in this region is very high.

How to select a fire protection company for your office?

There are many aspects to look before selecting a fire protection company for your office.

1)      Location and distance – Having a fire protection company close means that if you need to purchase an extinguisher, get it inspected, or any emergency requiring prompt service, the company is near-by and you can avail their services as fast as possible.

2)      Service bundles – Many fire protection companies offer more services than just inspecting fire extinguishers which includes fire alarm installation and inspection, special hazard fire protection, Fire sprinkler installation and inspection, Video camera and card access systems, Kitchen fire safety solutions, Emergency signage etc. If you have multiple fire protection needs, it would be in your best interest, both organizationally and financially, to use one vendor.

3)      Customer Service – People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Characteristics of a great fire protection service include, a flexible schedule (so they can come before/after business hours), an organized list of maintenance completed, electronic paperwork, automatic scheduling for your next appointment, come clean and leave clean, ability to work on multiple branded products, a personality of someone who cares about your safety.

Fireman Safety Services holding all the good characteristics of a great fire protection company understand the mammoth responsibility associated with each projects and never compromises with the quality, and project entrusted to us is completed at a pace according to the need of the hour. We are specialized in the field of active Fire Protection System which is very well managed by dedicated experts, well versed in all aspects of projects management who are well supported by a team of qualified engineers who have successfully passed the technical exams conducted by Abudhabi Civil Defence and Qatar Civil Defence Authority and technicians with years of experience to provide best quality service. We serve people of this country for their life safety needs at a fair value with our highly skilled professional team.

Clean Agent System- Know about it….!!

In today’s digitalized world, every business are controlled and operated with the help of computers and high-technology equipments. All such business organizations should have special fire-protection requirements to protect these expensive equipments. Even if it is a business environment with high ­ sensitive information or with industrial products, the occurrence of even a small fire can be very disastrous. Clean Agent System fit every application from data storage and computer rooms to flammable liquid storage and industrial equipment.

What is Clean Agent System?

The term Clean Agent is defined as “Electrically nonconductive, volatile, or gaseous fire extinguishant that does not leave a residue upon evaporation.” Clean agents are liquid-free, fire suppression option, unlike sprinklers, that will not harm your electronic devices in the case of a fire and need for fire suppression. Just imagine the damage a sprinkler system would do to your equipment! Clean agents are an excellent alternative for many reasons:

If you want a fire suppression system that deploys quickly and cleanly and won’t leave behind oily residue, particulate, or water then a Clean Agent System is the best option for you. Clean Agent fire suppressants stop fires fast. When you consider the potentially devastating environmental effects of an uncontrolled fire, it’s clear that use of a Clean Agent system is an important part of an environmentally responsible fire suppression solution. Clean agents suppress and extinguish a fire within seconds, protecting your people and valuable assets.

In the case of an accidental activation of the suppression system, a traditional sprinkler system can cause huge compensation against the property damage. Clean agent suppression systems are a way to avoid this risk while still protecting your business from fire.

Benefits!!

Fast: Clean Agent systems reach extinguishing levels in 10seconds or less!

Effective: Clean Agents are designed to control and extinguish a fire in its incipient stage – before it has a chance to spread. Clean Agents are electrically non-conductive and non-corrosive, and there will be no damage to electronics and delicate mechanical devices.

Safe: Clean Agents are designed to provide a wide margin of human safety – they are safe to use where people are present.

Clean: Clean Agents rapidly vaporizes to gas during discharge and evaporates cleanly, leaving no residue behind, which means no costly cleanup.

Eco Friendly: Clean Agents are non-ozone depleting and have a short atmospheric lifetime.

When you think of installing a fire suppression system, you probably think about pipes, plumbing, and how much it is going to cost you to get all of that installed in your building. The price is often very high and can cause you to wonder if it’s really worth it to build such an expensive system.

Fortunately, there is another way, “Clean Agent System” that can be installed in any size rooms or areas. There’s no plumbing or piping involved; every unit is completely self-contained. This makes it extremely simple to install and allows you to create a very flexible system to suit your needs.

Clean agents work the same way a traditional fire extinguishing agent would, by targeting the heat, oxygen supply, or the chain reaction between these components. However, clean agent suppression systems are unique because they target a third component, the availability of fuel. The gases can isolate the source of the fire’s fuel in order to extinguish it. When used properly, clean agents can be just as fast and as effective as water or other extinguishants that would affect electronic equipment.

If you have any questions about the best type of suppression system for your needs, dial +971 2 555 15 48 and you will reach the number one solution provider in the Middle East for all your fire and safety requirements, Yes, it is none other than Fireman Safety Services. Our experts will assist you and give you the best choice your business requires. Our unique approach can save you both time and money, not to mention protecting your valuable assets.

Fire is Severe…!! But not when Fire EXTINGUISGERS are there!!

From a tiny SPARK may burst a mighty FLAME!! This saying is very true; fire can be disastrous if unattended. Fire can cost you your earnings, your business, your house, your dreams, your family, even your life. The fire is not severe and can be handled easily with a fire extinguisher.

Extinguishers turns out to be VERY IMPORTANT!  Often ignored, even by the fire community, these overlooked life safety devices called “Fire Extinguishers”, play a vital role in keeping us safe. For most people fire extinguishers are invisible red cans on walls, never looked at, rarely considered. It is time for fire extinguishers to get the respect they deserve. Fire extinguishers are extremely important as they are the most commonly used for of fire protection.  In many cases they are a first line of defense and often contain or extinguish a fire, preventing costly damage

 

The fire statistics reported by The National in July 2017 says, 12 people were killed and 115 others injured in more than 900 fires across the country during the first half of 2016. The number of deaths related to fire incidents has dropped by 8% from the same period in 2016 and the number of injuries is down 47%, said Civil Defence general director He said the number of fires has decreased by 41 per cent compared to the first six months of 2016. He said 61% of the 928 fires occurred in villas and residential apartments. 87% of the fires were minor, Last year the Ministry of Interior reported a 31% decrease in the numbers of fires from 3,388 incidents in 2015 to 2,352 in 2016. The number of deaths related to fires in 2016 also dropped by 52% from 33 in 2015 to 16 deaths last year. Fires reported in houses and residential apartments also went down by 8% in 2016 from the year before.

 

The average fire incidents reported over a day in the UAE is more than 8, and those unreported are many in numbers. Studies say fire extinguishers play a vital role in these unreported fire incidents. Among the 80% of these cases, a portable fire extinguisher successfully extinguished the fire and in 75% of those cases, the fire department was not required to attend.

 

According to the Civil Defence, fires can be diminished by the use of a fire extinguisher. For apartment building and medical centres the presence of a fire extinguisher can provide incredible benefits. The mere presence of a fire extinguisher can have a significant impact towards diminishing the damage caused by a fire. In approximately 80% of all fire incidents, a simple portable fire extinguisher is all that is needed to put out the fire. Studies have also shown that 60% of fires go un-notified. This means that the fire is not severe and can be handled easily with a fire extinguisher.

 

Fire extinguishers play a critical role in protecting the environment by controlling fires at their very early stages While fire extinguishers are needed to put out small fires, they also have an amazing benefit towards the environment. By having the ability to control fires, fire extinguishers limit the amount of pollution that is caused by smoke and burning debris.

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS are the difference between a minor fire problem and destruction!!

Fireman Safety Equipement

Kill Fire before the Fire Kills You

The term “Safety” is a six letter word that gives birth to the three “L” words; “Life Lasts Long.” As we all know, Safety is the condition of being Safe that means to be protected from harm. The proverb Prevention is better than cure is well suited to us in our daily sphere of life. It is the good example to us that even our misfortunes can be changed to the good fortune only if we take necessary precautions. Safety is the ABC of our life and cure should be the last option. Here the ABC stands for “Always Be Careful.”

Fire is one of the beautiful things that we could see in this world. But playing with fire will eventually turn bitter. It is said that “A tiny spark of fire can bring down a great forest into Ashes.” Being said so; we should prevent fire coming out from its designated places. There are many precautions that can be taken to prevent huge damages caused due to fire.

Recent studies and reports have revealed some interesting facts. The following information was provided by the National Fire Protection Association.

  • In 2008 the US fire service responded to nearly 1.5 million fires
  • This included 3320 civilian deaths, 16705 sustained injuries and over $15 Billion in direct property loss.
  • 112000 of those fires were in public or commercial buildings.
  • $3.811 Billion of that damage took place in public and commercial buildings.

That works out at an average loss of $34000 per incident. That is a higher than the average person in the US makes in a year!

This shows the importance firefighting equipment’s. The installations of fire systems in our premises will make our spaces safe from fire thus helping us from avoiding any such disasters happening to us which indeed help us to save our lives, time and money. The firefighting systems include; fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, fire blanket, fire flapper, fire alarms etc.

Fire extinguishers are the most important equipment that plays a vital role in preventing small fire to grow big, those results in huge disasters. It is a simple pressurized device, which releases chemicals or water to fight small fires. They are one of your best tools for controlling and extinguishing small fires. They can also be used to clear a safe path for people to exit your premises in larger fire situations. There are mainly 6 types of fire extinguishers which are used in the current day and they are water, foam, powder, carbon dioxide, vaporizing liquid, wet chemical.

Fire system is a mandatory requirement for any building projects in the UAE. Identifying the correct fire fighters is very important in any projects, as our safety is in their hands. With a decade presence in the capital city of UAE, Fireman Safety A+ graded company, is still one among the leading fire fighting in Abu Dhabi approved by the Civil Defense in 2007. We are a full service fire protection company that offers countrywide service. We pride ourselves on customer service and integrity. Our certified degreed engineers and designers makes us experts in our field of fire safety which means we can put in place a comprehensive fire safety management system for you.

“For us Safety is First and Safety is Always”