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Jacksonville Fire Alarm Experts

The most dangerous and life-threatening event that can take place in a residential home or commercial building is a smoke and fire breakout. These types of dangerous events usually present little or no warning and in many cases are only preventable based of a thorough examination of the structure, its electronic components and systems, and of course utilizing all of the space in a common-sense way.

At ESI, Emergency Systems Inc. we have over 40 years of security and fire alarm experience in Florida. Our most important advice is for any home or business owner to have a fire alarm prevention system that is professionally installed, periodically reviewed and serviced. This is crucial in protecting property and saving lives should a smoke event or fire take place. Unfortunately, there are many non-commercial grade security alarm products on the market today such as some detectors, door cameras, simple window and door alarms, but fire alarm experts agree that it takes more than just a battery operated, portable smoke detectors to thwart off the devastating effects that a break-out fire event can cause. 

If a smoke and fire event were to occur, having an integrated and electronically hardwired and battery backup smoke detector system installed into one’s security shield is a prudent decision that should be implemented in any structure. Also, it is critical having your home or office professionally monitored and capable of deploying emergency responders if a fire were to occur. This is probably the most advanced fire alarm feature one can rely upon to protect life, limb and property.

At ESI, we have been the leader in providing commercial grade security products, repair, installation and central monitoring since 1979. Whether you are protecting a 5-story office building, brick and mortar retail shop or a residential home, it is important to understand the protocols available if a fire were to occur. Commercial properties have very strict municipality fire codes that must be adhered to and include many of the same processes that a homeowner can incorporate into their own fire prevention and fire alarm activation event.

Here are some great ideas for all home and business owners to enact to protect lives:

One of the most important factors is in the preparation to react to a fire or smoke alarm activation. Having an evacuation plan, should a fire breakout occur, is the first step in protecting occupants in any building. First, the orderly evacuation of people or personnel should proceed without panic, pushing or running so as not to cause a further emergency incident. Whether for a commercial entity or residential home, knowing how to gather up all of the occupants and evacuate the building or home properly is paramount in saving lives. Once out of a building, stay out of the building until a professional first responder has cleared the structure for readmittance. Reentering a building during an evacuation will only serve to confuse evacuees on the authenticity of the event and fire and smoke can spread very quickly to places that only a moment ago were smoke or fire free. Professionals are trained to handle high-stress scenarios and are therefore better equipped to enter buildings to ensure people are secure and that fire suppression is taking place properly.

Preventing Fires

Professional smoke alarms should be installed in every level of your home or building, specifically inside and outside of bedrooms, hallways, offices, basements, in kitchens and near electrical panels and HVAC units. This will ensure that should a fire occur anywhere in the home, office or commercial building it will be caught immediately by the activation of a fire alarm. Fires, especially smoke events usually spread quickly, so the sooner you are alerted to their presence the better it is for everyone concerned.

Why Choose ESI for all Your Security Alarm Needs?

At ESI we recommend, actually insist, that smoke alarms be installed and integrated into the alarm system and that a battery backup, in the event of electricity loss, be tested once every 3 months. We also insist that our professional monitoring center, staffed by highly trained monitoring professionals, provide 24/7 monitoring protection. That way if a fire or smoke event is detected we can dispatch emergency personnel quickly.  When faced with a fire or smoke alarm activation, everyone should know exactly what to do, from the manager, parent or guardian to the smallest child and even a handicapped worker. Everyone should be familiar with the fire alarm sound and know what route to take should an emergency alarm occur. Families should communicate their plan and layout of the emergency evacuation procedures and route one would take in the event of a fire and practice it at least twice a year.

Again, good, practical common-sense practices should include be careful of open flames, of course no smoking in bed, keep flammable liquids and products from all heating sources, never leave candles or portable heaters unattended and always avoid overloading electrical outlets. The use of properly sized electrical cords, ones that can carry the load for appliances in use is paramount to preventing fires. These few, best of practices will help prevent fires from occurring in the first place. There are no guarantees that a fire will not breakout even in the best protected structure, but with these action items and practices in place, a safe evacuation and quick-time emergency response should limit the exposure and damage that can occur in the event of a fire.

ESI has been the leader in providing security alarm equipment and systems for over 40 years. If you are considering installing a security alarm or fire alarm system in your office, business, home or apartment, we offer free, no-obligation consultations. Just give us a call at 904-388-3975. We are a premier security and fire alarm company in Jacksonville fl and specialize in designing a commercial grade security component system, second to none.

Our fire alarm and security protection and prevention systems are both affordable and designed for your unique needs.

Give one of our security technicians a call or visit our website at GetEsi.Com for a complete list of our products and services.   

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