Malibu Apartment Losses are a Reminder of the Potentially Tragic Impact of Fires, says Fire Protection Group, Inc.

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles based consulting firm notes that the threat of a deadly fire is always lurking if proper precautions are not taken.

A fire sprinkler system can prevent a small fire from becoming an inferno.

Such measures as NFPA 25 testing ensure not only that buildings are in conformity with all the relevant regulations, but they are actually as safe as possible.

A May 9th article in the Malibu Times describes an apartment fire in the affluent, beachside community of Malibu, California. Although all of the human residents and many of their pets were successfully evacuated from the structure, the fire resulted in the smoke inhalation deaths of two cats and a dog, which a firefighter tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate. Another firefighter also received a minor burn fighting the blaze, and the building itself was heavily damaged. Los Angeles based consulting firm Fire Protection Group, Inc. notes the incident is an example of the stakes behind any protection effort and the urgent need to do everything possible to lower to threats to both lives and property in the event of a fire. The firm notes that, in particular, owners and managers of both residential and commercial properties must remain compliant with all codes and regulations. The firm notes that such measures as NFPA 25 testing ensure not only that buildings are in conformity with all the relevant regulations, but they are actually as safe as possible.

Fire Protection Group Inc. goes on to note that fire protection is about trying to prevent fires from happening, making it easier to fight the fires once they start, and limiting the harm to persons and property in the event of a fire. The firm adds that, the measures that must be taken include ensuring that sufficient fire extinguishers are available to building occupants and security personnel so that small incidents are not allowed to become major infernos. Taking steps to guarantee that firefighters have quick and easy access to water after a fire has begun is another crucial measure, says the firm. It adds that these steps include installing working fire pumps and standpipes, which ensure that the higher levels of a tall building are supplied with water in the event of a fire emergency. Finally, access to fire escape ladders can literally be a matter of life and death to occupants; they should be a top priority for all decision makers involved in the protection and care of a building, says the firm.

Fire Protection Group, Inc. concludes by noting that making sure a building is as fire safe as possible is a moral, legal and fiduciary responsibility that simply cannot be ignored. Readers who are interested in learning more about Fire Protection Group, Inc. are invited to call the firm at (888) 251-3488. They can also visit online via the company’s website at http://www.firesprinkler.com/.

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