How ULC Fire Alarm Monitoring and Time & Temperature Are Related

June 21, 2022 | By: mm-admin

We’ve shown you how much damage a fire can do in the same amount of time a robber can make off with just some of your business’ assets. Understand the relationship between ULC time and temperature to be proactive in your fire precaution measures.

But how much damage could the fire do if left undiscovered? Everyone knows that if you don’t tend to a fire, it will simply grow. It’ll burn up everything in its path until it doesn’t have anything left to burn. That doesn’t bode well for your business.

Leave It To The Professionals

Luckily, there are people out there who have dedicated their lives to responding to emergency calls. There’s no denying that firefighters are heroes, and in many cases they’re the only thing standing between your business and a fiery inferno. Years of training, preparation, and practice have enabled them to streamline their assembly and set-up procedures, but they only initiate those processes once they are aware that an incident is occurring.

The Relationship Between Time & Temperature

Several factors determine how quickly a fire can be put out. It begins with detection—when the fire alarm in your building acknowledges and interprets signals from your smoke alarm or sprinkler system as a fire. Following this, notification occurs when the Signals Receiving Centre (SRC) is alerted to the problem in your building and dispatches the fire department. From here on out, the time it takes for the fire department to put out the blaze in your building is out of our hands. They may be faster at assembling their gear, travelling to the site of the incident, and setting up their equipment than we’ll ever be, but there’s nothing we can do to help them speed that process along after we’ve alerted them of the fire.

The only area we can improve on is right here:

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We call this the ‘Effectable Window.’ This is the area that we have most control over, which can mean a world of difference for your building. It’s like a domino effect; improve the timing of this area, and the rest will follow. The quicker the fire department receives the alarm, the quicker they assemble their gear, travel, and set up once they’ve reached their destination. Fire Monitoring of Canada utilizes OPEN ACCESSTM technology to retransmit any alarm signal to the appropriate fire department. Firefighters can act immediately upon receiving an alarm, with a phone call as a backup. This in turn allows the fire department to get in gear more quickly.

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OPEN ACCESSTM has proven to save 114.7 seconds on average. This amount of time could mean everything for you and your business. Every second counts when talking about a fire. The potential difference when we’re able to reduce the time in the effectible window could be astronomical.

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If you’re interested in using fire monitoring services that employ OPEN ACCESSTM as part of your building’s protection services, don’t hesitate to contact us! Call us at 1 800 263 2534, email, or fill out the contact form below.