Fire sprinkler and fire systems
Fire sprinkler systems are your best ally in preserving your building, your business and, more importantly, your life and those of your employees and customers. They allow you to sleep easy by ensuring the safeguarding of your belongings and the sustainability of your business in case of a fire which can be caused by so many unpredictable factors. The addition of a sprinkler system is also likely to lower your monthly cost in insurance since your insurer will know that the chances of the building being engulfed in flames will drastically decrease.
Your best insurance... is a sprinkler system!
Fire sprinklers in companies
It's common to see some companies go overboard with expenditure on cosmetic elements only to see their building become a total loss for the simple reason that the building did not have an adequate sprinkler system that could have extinguished the fire from the onset. The utility of fire sprinkler systems in businesses is much more important than some might think. After a fire, even if your insurance fully covers the reconstruction costs, consider the weeks or months you will have to pause your operations and having to tell your customers you cannot serve them until reopening. Smaller firms cannot survive a multi-month stop at an establishment, especially if it is the only one they have. Plus, it's a sense of security that your employees and your customers will get when they are safe in your office knowing that your safety is important to you.
Fire sprinklers in homes for the elderly
Following the tragedy in 2014 at the Le Havre residence in Isle-Verte where 32 elderly people had lost their lives in a violent fire, the government imposed a law on the mandatory installation of a sprinkler system for all residences by 2021. It should be noted that this regulation applies to all residences (new or existing), so it is important to prepare in advance for the arrival of the year 2021. This tragic event must be taken as an example so that no situation reoccurs where innocent people have lost their lives in an incident that could have been avoided with a good sprinkler system in place. To encourage owners of homes for the elderly to make this change, the Government of Quebec has introduced a financial assistance program.
Residential financial assistance program
Given that this legislation applies to all seniors' residences, the government has decided to implement a financial assistance program to help homeowners adjust to this legislation and thus make their institution more safe and legal as of the 2021 deadline. Eligible work that is partially covered by the grant is;
- Installation of sprinkler systems
- Modification of the structure (to accommodate a fire protection system)
- Demolition work
- Repair of walls and ceiling to allow passage of piping
- Modification of electrical and plumbing systems
- Addition of a fire escape and additional exit door
For more information on what the grant covers in Quebec, please read more on the website of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (for English, translate the page via your browser).
Fire safety: what you should adopt to increase safety at work
Smoke alarms, sprinklers and fire extinguishers, can all be used to help fight the fires. They are useful for the conservation of your building and the lives of the people who frequent it. The same goes for warehouses, offices, factories, whatever the type. A fire can start so abruptly and spread very quickly.
We care about your safety!
The fire safety of your building is, in our opinion, one of the first things you should think about when renovating or building. The importance of having your fire alarm system or sprinklers installed by experts should never be overlooked. These contractors are responsible for your safety, that of your employees and your customers, so you must be sure they have the knowledge and expertise to guarantee your well-being. There are many standards and that also need to be met for your system to be up to code, so you could easily install a system without meeting all the necessary standards by not choosing a contractor who would be aware of the legislation of your city. The goal of these systems is primarily, of course, to save lives, but also to save your building and the sustainability of your business!
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