LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After fielding criticisms of slow response times, the Los Angeles Fire Department announced that it would undergo a geographic restructuring in order to lower the average fire call response time. The city stated that it would change its organization to have four new fire bureaus based in Downtown Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Hollywood, and San Pedro, and that communication with these local communities would be key in increasing readiness. While quicker response times are certainly important when it comes to saving lives and property, George Saadian of L.A. based Fire Protection Group Inc. reminds businesses that their own readiness is equally important when it comes to limiting damage caused by fires.
While it is the job of the fire department to put out uncontrolled fires, it is the responsibility of building and business owners to try to make sure a fire doesn't make it to that point. It is true that businesses cannot completely eliminate the human error that often causes a fire to break out, but there are many things that can be done to ensure that a fire does not spread quickly and dangerously. Fire Protection Group Inc. is the city's leading firm when it comes to designing, installing, and regularly testing and maintaining fire sprinkler systems that can contain or completely extinguish a fire before it spreads. All of their systems are designed and fabricated in-house, so the entire process goes smoothly without the need of any outside contractors.
They are also one of the city's most trusted providers and installers of fire alarm systems that are able to warn the workers or residents of a building while alerting the fire department. A properly installed alarm system, along with the LAFD's new efforts to lower response times, can help save both lives and property. An alarm system is also a much more efficient way of alerting the local fire bureau of a blaze, rather than waiting for a 911 operator to reroute a phone call to the correct department and station.
Another important part of Fire Protection Group Inc.'s job is testing and maintaining existing systems to make sure that they will function properly if a fire ever does break out. Many business owners take their system for granted and assume that just because the sprinklers are there, they will efficiently work to fight a fire when the time comes.
With the recent restructuring, the Los Angeles Fire Department has signaled to the people of Los Angeles that they are more committed than ever before to fire safety. For business owners, adopting this similar mindset is not just smart, but it is a civic duty that each building owner has to their employees and neighboring businesses. Don't wait until it's too late to think about fire safety. If you suspect that your business' current fire protection infrastructure is insufficient, you can visit Fire Protection Group Inc.'s website at www.firesprinkler.com or call 888-251-3488 to talk to their experienced team today.
SOURCE Fire Protection Group Inc.