Standpipes are a Major Help for Firefighters

If you’re looking to protect your Los Angeles-area office building against unexpected fire dangers and damages, you’ll want to contact the expert team at the Fire Protection Group, Inc. The team at the Fire Protection Group, Inc. is one of the most experienced and dedicated in the business, and is made up of two former leaders of the Los Angeles Fire Department, as well as noted fire protection authority George Saadian.

For those who don’t know, there are many technical aspects to preventing and fighting fires that arise in large office buildings, which don’t arise in protecting a home or other significantly smaller structure. One of the unknown technical aspects is the question of standpipes as well as the effect they can have on a firefighters’ team’s strategic efficiency.

Unlike fire sprinkler systems that are activated automatically when a fire breaks out, standpipe systems are not first-response counter measures to the outbreak of a fire. Instead, what standpipe systems allow firefighters to do, is to tap into pressurized water systems on the higher floors of tall office buildings. This means that, instead of firing water in through windows from street level, or hauling long heavy hoses up multiple flights of stairs, firefighters can plug right into a pressurized water source on higher floors and be ready to fight a blaze as if they were hooked up to a fire hydrant on the street.

Along with standpipes, NFPA25 testing is also available through the Fire Protection Group, Inc., and is an excellent way to make sure your structure meets mandated fire protection requirements. NFPA25 testing is also extremely helpful, because it helps to make sure that your fire prevention systems are in working order, should the need for their activation occur.