Fire Protection Services for Manufacturing Facilities
Central Pennsylvania is home to a multitude of manufacturing companies, including metal manufacturing, food processing, lumber products, plastics, energy, and logistics. Fire safety requirements dictated by Pennsylvania law vary according to industry, size of the facility, and occupancy numbers. Facilities are also required to follow other local and federal codes and regulations, such as those set forth by OSHA.
General requirements for fire protection solutions include:
- Manual and automatic fire alarm systems
- Exit and emergency lighting systems
- Sprinkler systems
To ensure all fire suppression and alarm systems are functioning correctly, inspections and maintenance are also clearly defined.
Liberty Fire Solutions offers comprehensive fire protection and suppression systems for manufacturing facilities throughout Central Pennsylvania and Western Maryland. Call us today at (814) 239-3473 to learn more.
A manufacturing facility’s fire prevention program helps prevent loss of life, property, and business downtime. While it mitigates fire occurrence, there is always the chance of a fire breaking out. If and when a fire occurs, active fire protection and life-safety systems in place significantly reduce fire and smoke acceleration and spread. All manufacturers must ensure that, at a minimum, their facilities are protected with fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, and exit and emergency lighting.
Fire extinguishers must always be ready in the event of an emergency. There are five classes of fire extinguishers, and each works on different types of fires. Which models and types you need to install depend on your facility, its location, and other factors such as the type of flammable material present. Our team can help assist you in determining exactly what you need.
Fire sprinkler systems are vital safety measures to reduce smoke and fire damage and give everyone the time they need to evacuate a building safely. They provide 24/7 protection during fire emergencies, immediately releasing water in the presence of heat from a blazing fire. The importance of a properly maintained fire sprinkler system in a manufacturing facility cannot be overemphasized. Pennsylvania requires adherence to NFPA 13 standards for the installation and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems.
Exit & Emergency Lighting
Exit issues are common obstacles for facility managers and are frequently the cause of fire code violations. Under Pennsylvania law, all fire doors, exit doors, and emergency lighting and signs must be:
- Fully closed as they should be, not held or blocked open
- Properly illuminated within 15 seconds and always in good working order
- Fully automatic and not dependent on the manual operation of any switch or device
Well-maintained exit and emergency lighting is crucial to your manufacturing facility’s safety and ensures all building occupants can reach the outside safely in the event of a fire-related power outage.
Why Choose Liberty Fire Solutions?
For more than 40 years, Liberty Fire Solutions has dedicated itself to excellence in fire safety services. We are instrumental in helping many manufacturing facilities in the Central Pennsylvania and Western Maryland areas adequately protect themselves against fire-related loss of life and property.
Our experienced team can capably handle all your fire safety needs and is knowledgeable on the specific fire safety requirements for a wide range of manufacturing facilities. ServiceTrade’s advanced technology lets us share real-time information with our customers and makes communication and instant incident reporting as stress-free as possible.
To learn more about all the fire protection services we offer, contact Liberty Fire Solutions online today or call us at (814) 239-3473.