It's Not Just Forest Fires; Urban Blazes Remain a Major Threat
Fire Protection Group notes that city structures can be highly vulnerable without expert protection
18 Nov, 2014, 03:37 ET
LOS ANGELES, Nov.18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After such an historic and unprecedented California wildfire season, it may be tempting for Angelinos to think chiefly of forest fires when they think about fire safety. After all, this year's wildfires captured national attention, whereas a local city-based incident can easily fly under the radar. Though there is normally less of a spotlight placed on fires that break out within the urban portions of Greater Los Angeles, urban fires are no less costly. In the case of one recent fire that broke out in Boyle Heights, just east of Downtown Los Angeles, three different businesses were damaged, and it took over 100 firefighters to bring the blaze under control with an operation that stretched out over two hours. These incidents are the kind that the fire safety specialists Fire Protection Group work hard to prevent, and they note that many of these blazes are preventable or can be minimized with the right kind of fire safety preparation..
As reported by CBS LA, the fire in Boyle Heights was reported at 12:15 AM on November 10th while the buildings were unoccupied. Though investigation into cause of the fire is still underway, authorities have stated that they do not currently suspect arson. Even with the rapid response and professional efforts from the Los Angeles Fire Department, downtown city buildings are still at risk from damaging fires like this one; particularly if they don't have the necessary warning and fire control systems. These systems can be quite complex depending on the style of structure, and building owners must make sure they're up to code.
Though highly necessary, these fire codes can be quite difficult to navigate, and require a highly experienced contractor who knows the ins and outs of regulations, and can ensure that a building meets every criteria required to pass fire inspection. The leadership of Fire Protection Group notes that their team boasts a collective 200 years of combined experience in the field, and offers superior expertise from a group of highly trained specialists and engineers. George Saadian, Fire Protection Group's lead engineer, has been a figure in the Los Angeles fire safety community for over 29 years. Mr. Saadian is not only a member of the Los Angeles City Fire Sprinkler Technical Committee, but has personally helped develop and write many of the fire codes that help protect buildings and keep people safe. They also specialize in the thoughtful deployment of the steps that are needed to making buildings as fire safe as possible, from installing stand pipes to the correct placement of fire escapes
In addition to technical expertise, the Fire Protection Group has the hands-on experience necessary deal with every building style including high rises, government buildings, offices, and medical centers. Their engineers not only provide inspection to identify exactly what owners need to pass code regulations, but can also design and install the systems themselves at their production facility. Unlike other contractors, Fire Protection Group doesn't tell you what you need to stay safe, and protect your assets. Fire Protection Group does it themselves. For more information on the many services offered by experts at Fire Protection Group, please call 888-251-3488 or visit www.firesprinkler.com.
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SOURCE Fire Protection Group, Inc.
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