Fire protection is a critical part of any building’s safety plan. Many buildings have passive fire protection, which means they are designed to resist fire without using firefighters or special equipment. Passive fire protection can be achieved through materials and design features that make a building resistant to fire. Here are some tips for protecting yourself with passive fire protection:
- Make sure all exits are clearly marked and easily accessible.
- Remove flammable materials from high-traffic areas, such as stairwells and hallways.
- Install smoke detectors in every room and strategically throughout the building.
- Establish a safe evacuation route in case of emergency.
- Clean up any spilled fuel or accelerants immediately, and call emergency services if necessary.
- It is important to consider your environment and needs. For example, if you live in a high-rise building, you may need a more advanced system than if you live in a single-family home.