There are certain safety measures that can greatly help if a fire breaks out, and a fire door is one of them. Fire doors are built to withstand exposure to smoke and fire, allowing extra time to evacuate. These doors are a part of a property’s ‘passive’ fire protection protocol making them obligatory for offices, public buildings, and factories.
Fire doors are designed to keep the fire and smoke from spreading for a certain amount of time. This helps with the following essential functions:
- Protecting escape routes for safe evacuation
- Protecting the property and the contents within for insurance purposes
- Assist firefighters in extinguishing the fire in a safe and sound manner
Fire doors are doors that have added safety features to slow or prevent the spread of fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide. In addition to giving more time to exit safely if a fire were to break out, these doors also limit the amount of fumes and smoke that can enter your home or business. Some fire doors release automatically when a fire alarm sounds; some are not automated and must remain closed. These doors need to be installed at every stairwell, elevator, exit, and window.
Fire doors are usually constructed of wood and steel, though some can be made from glass. Both the door frame and slab must meet certain requirements to earn a fire rating, which indicates how long the door is able to withstand fire and smoke. FD30 is the most installed fire door, and it is designed to fend off the fire for at least 30 minutes. FD60 doors are also available, and they’re designed to resist fire for at least 60 minutes.
Fire doors are extremely important to the safety of your building and its occupants. They can be installed in any place where there is a high risk of fire or smoke spreading from one room to another. Chat with an expert at Valiant Security about fire door installation today.
You need to conduct routine fire door checks to ensure that they are ready in case of an emergency. The slightest change in any element of the door can impact its performance. Make it a point to call Valiant Security for all your Fire Suppression Inspection needs.