LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As an unusually dry and hot Southern California spring continues, phones have been ringing at Fire Protection Group, Inc. with inquiries about alarms, fire sprinkler inspection, and numerous related concerns. It was no surprise, as intense, dry, and very hot Santa Ana winds led last week to a strong brush fire in the foothill areas of the San Bernardino National Forest. Even as fire officials rescinded a mandatory evacuation order in nearby Rancho Cucamonga, and area dwellings appeared to be mostly out of danger, tension remained high for days afterward. The need to ensure the effectiveness of fire alarm systems and other fire safety measures had never been clearer.
The questions that arise as an owner or manager tries to ensure that a building is as safe as possible are legion. They can range from whether alarms and sprinklers are being regularly inspected as per fire codes, to whether or not a fire escape ladder might be needed to ensure that occupants can escape in the event of a blaze. Fire Protection Group, Inc. has been answering these kinds of questions for organizations and individuals for several decades.
Led by general manager and chief engineer George Saadian, FPG, Inc. is especially well-positioned to help property managers ensure that they are fully compliant with all relevant fire codes and regulations. That's largely because Mr. Saadian and his colleague, retired Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Al Hernandez, helped to revise many of the rules currently in place through the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). With the further expertise provided by the former head of construction services for the LAFD, Captain Bob Holloway, Fire Protection Group, Inc. is able to help clients ensure that properties are fully compliant and as safe as possible – while staying within a reasonable budget.
Obviously, homes or commercial buildings located near a dry brush area like those in the San Bernardino Mountains require somewhat different steps from one that might be located in the heart of a downtown area or in relatively moist coastal region. In fact, every building has very different fire protection needs, even if the same codes and regulations may often apply. It takes genuine experts to provide the kind of in-depth knowledge needed to know what particular steps need to be taken, and which are unnecessary.
Keeping expenses reasonable is always a concern but, for both ethical and business reasons, safety must come first. While some shortsighted owners and managers tend to focus on code compliance more than actual safety, the threat of fire is very real throughout Southern California. Moreover, fire danger might be worse during a hot, dry, and windy period, but it exists seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. FPG, Inc. is here to help ensure that you do everything possible to prevent a fire, and to protect lives and property should one occur.
To learn more about Fire Protection Group, Inc., please call 888-251-3488. You may also visit www.firesprinkler.com.
PR submitted by Cyberset.com.
SOURCE Fire Protection Group, Inc.