Government Project System Design & Installation in Portland & Seattle
If you run a government facility in Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon, fire safety protocols are critical to the operation of your building. Having fire safety systems in place can help prevent fires, reduce injuries, limit property damage, and minimize risk for the lifetime of the property. Regulations may require a qualified fire protection engineer to design and program your fire alarms, sprinklers, suppression equipment, and more.
That’s where Performance Systems Integration comes in. Let our factory-trained, NICET-certified technicians provide the efficient, code-compliant services you require for your government facility. By working with the industry’s leading manufacturers, including Edwards/EST, we make sure your government building is safe and operating in compliance with local, state, and national fire codes.
Contact PSI for help creating advanced fire safety solutions with government project system and design in the Pacific Northwest. We are available 24/7 for emergency service and repairs, so don’t hesitate to call!
Government Project System Design in Seattle, WA
Your fire and life safety systems incorporate every aspect of fire prevention, protection, security, and communication in your building. The system’s design may be quite intricate, depending on the building’s size and layout. That’s why regulations often require the involvement of a fire protection engineer. Trust our team to incorporate the right elements in the proper places, including:
- Fire alarms: A blaring fire alarm is a critical warning for building occupants. Your facility must have a fully functional alarm system—including smoke detectors, pull stations, strobe lights, bells, control panels, and more—to be code-compliant.
- Fire sprinklers: The number and type of sprinklers in a building depend on the hazard level of the materials found inside. Then, factors such as sprinkler head types, pipe friction, changes in elevation, water pressure, and specific system design elements must be considered.
- Fire suppression systems: Waterless fire suppression employs foam, liquids, or dry chemicals to extinguish blazes anywhere water would do more harm than good.
- Fire extinguishers: Installing the proper extinguishers in code-compliant locations allows trained personnel to douse the blaze before it spreads, reducing property damage and saving lives in the process.
- Emergency lighting: When the power goes out during a fire or other emergency, backup lighting illuminates dark hallways and stairwells to promote an orderly evacuation.
- Security and access control: Government buildings often house sensitive information. Limit access to secure rooms, wings, or entire buildings with an expertly implemented security and access control system.
- And more
Let our experienced team support your government project from design to installation, regardless of the size or complexity of your fire protection needs. Contact us today to get started.
Government Project System Programming in Portland, OR
With the design and installation process complete, the fire safety technicians at Performance Systems Integration can configure every component to work together seamlessly. Our government fire protection programming service provides optimal integration, user-friendliness, and flexibility. We can tackle any government project, large or small. Let us know how we can help improve the fire safety, life safety, and code compliance of your building with professional programming services.
To learn more, or to request government project system programming in the Seattle or Portland areas, please contact PSI today.
Schedule Government Project Systems Design in Seattle & Portland
Ensure complete confidence in your fire safety system by teaming up with PSI on your government project. Our experts can help you design, install, and program a system that will serve your needs for many years to come.
For a consultation at your Seattle or Portland government office, please contact Performance Systems Integration today.
FAQs About Fire Suppression Systems in Government Buildings
What Are the Most Commonly Cited Fire Safety Violations in Government Buildings?
Not having clearly marked exits, not inspecting and testing fire extinguishers, and not ensuring that fire escapes and other exits are free of obstruction are the most commonly cited fire code violations in government buildings.
What Is the Most Reliable Fire Suppression System?
The ANSUL FM-200 Fire Suppression System is considered the best in the fire suppression industry. These waterless systems are pressurized with nitrogen. When activated, they discharge the non-toxic gas to quickly suppress the fire without causing damage to furniture, flooring, etc.
Are Fire Protection and Fire Suppression Systems the Same Thing?
Fire prevention systems are designed to minimize fire hazards and limit the potential severity of a fire. Fire prevention involves minimizing risks associated with file storage, chemical storage, electrical hazards, etc. Conversely, fire suppression systems are designed to extinguish fires quickly and effectively when fire protection measures fail.
How Frequently Should Fire Suppression Systems Be Tested?
NFPA standards recommend quarterly inspections and testing of all fire suppression systems. These tests and inspections should encompass all overhead fire sprinklers, emergency lighting systems, fire extinguishers, alarms, remote monitoring systems, etc.
Can You Install Multiple Types of Fire Suppression Systems in the Same Building?
Absolutely. Many government buildings serve multiple purposes. Because file storage rooms, computer server rooms, meeting areas, office spaces, etc., have different hazards and inherent risks, we recommend the installation of the most appropriate fire suppression system to cover each area within the building.
We invite you to contact Performance Systems Integration at (503) 641-2222 for more information about the fire suppression services we provide to government entities.