The early detection and notification of fire plays a critical role in protecting the safety of your occupants, staff and potential emergency response personnel as well as minimizing the loss, damage and downtime of your business.
A fire detection system is designed to detect fires at the early stages of combustion and initiate the buildings occupant warning, smoke management and egress management systems along with notifying the QFES. The fire detection system is designed and installed based on the “Deem to Satisfy” (DTS) requirements under the BCA and in some in instances “Performance Based” design are formulated by a Fire Engineer.
The Australian Fire Code mandates that regular Inspection, Testing, Repair and Maintenance on Fire Alarm and Emergency Voice Communication Systems be undertaken and completed by qualified technicians on an annual basis.
Fire Detection Systems
At Fire Boar, we design install and maintain the full range of Fire Detection systems including:
- Analogue addressable/conventional "point" detection systems
- Flame and infrared detection systems
- Beam detection systems
- Aspirated smoke detection systems (ASD)
- High-sensitivity air sampling detectors
Fire Boar have installed fire detection systems in sites such as:
- Hospitals and health care
- Gas and oil refineries
- High rise buildings
- Conventions and exhibition centres
- Shopping centres
Fire Boar also provides a comprehensive list of services including:
- Service & Maintenance
- Remedial repair work to correct deficiencies in existing systems
- 24/7 emergency service calls
Our technicians are certified under the Australian Fire Code and are qualified to carry out inspection, testing, repairs and maintenance on fire safety systems and devices in accordance with AS 1851 and the relevant Australian Building Codes. We also provide internal training on a monthly basis to ensure that our technicians are up-to-date with any changes or additions to all relevant codes of practice relating to fire safety and protection.
Occupant Warning & Mass Notification/Communication Systems
Occupant warning and mass notification/communication systems are a critical element of life safety systems. These notification systems are designed to alert all occupants in the event of any emergency situation. The activation of an occupant warning system may be initiated automatically by the fire detection system, fire sprinkler system or manually by a manual call point. In today's volatile environment occupant warning system is being increasingly relied upon to assist in emergency situations not only resulting from fire but also domestic attacks and natural disasters.
The Emergency Warning Systems can be categorised as either:
1. A Building Occupant Warning Systems (BOWS)
2. A ‘Sound Systems and Intercom Systems for Emergency Purposes’, previously referred to as an Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System (EWIS)