Smoke & Fire Control
Installed to keep escape and Fire Service access routes clear, smoke ventilation systems are essential fire safety equipment that lead smoke and heat up and out of a burning building. This means that buildings retain their fire resistant properties, aid escape for occupants and limit damage to valuable assets as much as possible.
Activated automatically by either a smoke detector or manual break-glass callpoint, the smoke ventilation system is operated by a multi zone control panel which can be interfaced with the fire alarm and building management systems. Our smoke ventilation systems comply with current fire and building regulations and installations are completed in accordance with Approved Document B.
Fire Dampers and Smoke Vents
Smoke vents are openings in the roof of a building to vent the heat and smoke developed by a fire in the interior by the action of buoyancy. As such, they are also known as “gravity vents”.
Fire dampers are passive fire protection products installed in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts to prevent the spread of fire inside the ductwork that passes through fire-resistance rated walls and floors. Once a rise in temperature is reached, higher than ambient but low enough to detect the presence of fire, the fire damper automatically closes halting the spread of fire.
This fire safety equipment provides an effective means to stop the spread of fire through ductwork, walls and floors in ventilation systems.
Fire curtains are made of material that incorporates fire resistant fibreglass, with the flexibility to roll up out of sight until the dropping mechanism is activated. Their presence can delay the spread of fire, giving time for evacuation to take place.
New building designs often incorporate open plan environments where fire regulations can be compromised. Fire curtains help architects and consultants to replace fire walls and doors, fire rated glazing and sprinklers so that safe open plan environments can be achieved.
Once installed, Surefire can provide regular maintenance visits to ensure that your systems continue to operate correctly.
Call Surefire to discuss the various options for fire safety equipment to match your specific requirements.
It is a legal requirement to ensure the safe evacuation from a building of everyone in an emergency, with particular emphasis on the needs of impaired persons.
Emergency lighting can be required in the event of a fire or a power cut, where the impact of darkness due to loss of mains electricity could cause accidents.
VOICE ALARM & PUBLIC ADDRESS
Voice alarm and public address systems are ideal for evacuating people in a safe and orderly manner in an emergency, including fire and bomb alerts.