Fire Alarms

Fire Alarm Systems are designed to detect the presence of fire by monitoring any changes to the surrounding environment. Utilizing various types of detection methods, a fire alarm system can notify building occupants automatically, manually or by a combination of both to evacuate the building, report the event to an off-site or central station monitoring facility and activate building systems that can prevent the spread of smoke or fire. Properly designed, installed, and maintained systems is key to their proper operation. Please contact BFPE International for assistance in design, installation, and maintenance of your system.

Basic Components of a Fire Alarm System include:

  • Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP)
  • Primary Power Supply
  • Secondary Power Supply (Battery, Generator or Energy source in the event of a power failure)
  • Initiating Devices (Smoke Detectors, Heat Detectors, Duct Detectors, Manual Pull Stations, Water Flow Switches, Tamper Switches, etc.)
  • Notification Appliances (Strobes, Horns, Bells, Speakers, etc.)
  • Control Equipment Interfaces (Pre-Action Panels, BAS Systems, Clean Agent Systems, Deluge Systems, Elevator Recalls, Magnetic Fire Door Holders, etc.)

When considering the installation of a fire alarm system in your building, please consider the following facts based on NFPA ’s “ Fire Loss in the United States During 2011 ” report:

  • U. S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,389,500 fires
  • These fires resulted in 3,005 civilian fire fatalities
  • There were 17,500 civilian fire injuries
  • A direct property loss of $11,659,000,000
  • There was a civilian fire death every 208 minutes and a civilian fire injury every 30 minutes
  • Home fires caused 2,520, or 84%, of the civilian fire deaths

BFPE International can assist you with making the right choice of fire alarm system for your application. Our product offering includes NOTIFIER , SIEMENS , Fire-Lite , Silent Knight , as well as other major fire alarm systems available in today’s market. We appreciate the opportunity to design, install, test and inspect your system. 

We also provide Total Fire Protection Agreements . Please contact us for more information.

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