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FIRE SAFETY IN YOUR PREMISES

Posted by Blog Tipster on Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 08:30 AM

Fire Safety at Your Premises

Every year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fires in non-domestic properties. In many cases, businesses are not able to recover from the effects of fire as, besides the human risk, fire can cost millions of dollars due to property damage, products loss, fines, compensations and insurance premiums.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees by taking the right measures to prevent fires and reduce the risks in their premises.

The following Fire Risk Assessment will let you identify a specific range of protective measures that are appropriate for your premises.

  1. Identify the fire hazards
  2. Identify the people at risk
  3. Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect against fire risk
  4. Create an exit route and an emergency plan.
  5. Create a fire prevention plan, instruct, inform and train

Several passive fire protection measures may be necessary to limit and control the spread of the smoke or the spread of the fire. The following are some of the measures that need to be considered:

 

FIRE RATED DOORS, SHUTTERS & CURTAINS


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Here are some examples of the premises that should consider installing a fire-rated curtain, fire shutter or a fire rated door:

  • Buildings
  • Malls & shops (drugstores, clothe stores, fast food court, etc) 
  • Factories/warehouses
  • Sleeping accommodations such as hotels, hostels and cruise ships
  • Residential care premises, including care homes and hospitals
  • Community halls and places of worship
  • Bars and/or clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Theatres
  • Cinemas
  • Educational premises such as school
  • Sports centers

 

In Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC we offer a wide array of fire rated rolling steel doors & shutters, as well as fire curtains. They meet the most demanding fire safety standards (all doors comply with NFPA-80 ), unusual opening sizes, and discerning aesthetic requirements. 

 Fire Curtains Systems 

 

ANNUAL INSPECTION AND TESTING

Facility managers are responsible for ensuring that annual inspection and testing for the fire-rated doors and fire-rated curtains to be performed, deficiencies corrected, follow-up reacceptance testing be conducted, and records maintained for review by the authority having jurisdiction, in accordance with NFPA.

Fire Rated Door in NYC

Fire Rated Door in NYC

 

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LEARN SOME MORE

If you want to be at your best, The National Fire Academy offers courses, catalogs and schedules all year round as well as the National Fire Protection Association. 


We hope you never ever find yourself in the situation where you need to use all the skills and information that you have complied because of a fire, but it is our responsibility to be prepared in case it happens.

If you would like to find out more information about our fire curtains, fire-rated doors or you would like to schedule either preventive maintenance or an annual inspection & testing, please contact us. It will be a pleasure to assist you.

Call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

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We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester, and Rockland.

 

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Rolling Steel Fire Door/Gate Protection for Fire Wall Openings

Posted by Gray Decker Ariam on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 @ 08:11 PM

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Rolling Steel Fire DoorGate Protection for Fire Wall Openings Dasma Technical Sheet #266

Rolling Steel Fire Door Protection for Fire Wall Openings

Introduction

This document describes the rolling fire doors available from DASMA rolling door manufacturers that are listed by UL or ITS (W-H), or Approved by FM Approvals. These fire doors may be attached to the jambs of masonry and/or non-masonry walls in accordance with the manufacturer's listing/approval. The Life Safety Code, designated as NFPA 101, prohibits this type door in exit openings.

There are four basic types of rolling steel fire door protection for fire wall openings, which are each described in this Technical Data Sheet. All rolling steel fire doors are designed to close automatically in the event of a fire, and the great majority are equipped with a governor to control the closing speed.

1. Rolling Fire Door - A Rolling Fire Door consists of interlocking slats, a bottom bar, wall guides, a barrel assembly, an automatic release device, a governor, a hood, and a counterbalance mechanism along with supportive bracket plates. A Rolling Fire Door has an approval authority label, oversize label or oversize certificate with a fire rating. Typically, the fire rating is 4 hour, 3 hour, or 1-1/2 hour. A Rolling Fire Door may be used for both vehicular and pedestrian applications. Installation is covered in NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, Chapter 11.

2. Rolling Counter Fire Door -  A Rolling Counter Fire Door consists of the same components as a Rolling Fire Door, with a smaller slat and smaller guides. The maximum fire wall opening is much smaller than for a Rolling Fire Door. A Rolling Counter Fire Door may close on sill angles, a masonry sill or on a labeled counter top. Installation is covered in NFPA 80, chapter 11. A Rolling Counter Fire Door can be used to close a conveyor opening or a pedestrian type wall opening.

3. Service Counter Fire Door - A Service Counter Fire Door will bear a "Service Counter Frame and Fire Door Assembly" label. The wall opening limit is approximately 10 feet wide by 6 feet high. Typically, the fire rating is 1- 1/2 hr or 3/4 hr. Installation is covered in NFPA 80, Chapter 13. A Service Counter Fire Door is limited to non-pedestrian type wall openings. Service Counter Fire Door construction is a door curtain consisting of interlocking slats integrally mounted in a four-sided frame to form a labeled door and frame assembly. A Service Counter Fire Door will bear a "Service Counter Frame and Fire Door Assembly" label. The wall opening limit is approximately 10 feet wide by 6 feet high. Typically, the fire rating is 1- 1/2 hr or 3/4 hr. Installation is covered in NFPA 80, Chapter 13. A Service Counter Fire Door is limited to non-pedestrian type wall openings. Service Counter Fire Door construction is a door curtain consisting of interlocking slats integrally mounted in a four-sided frame to form a labeled door and frame assembly.

4. Fire Shutter - A Fire Shutter is defined in NFPA 80 as a labeled door assembly for protection of a window opening in an exterior wall. A Fire Shutter can be a swinging door, a horizontal or vertical sliding door, or a rolling steel door. Installation is covered in NFPA 80, Chapter 12.

IMPORTANT - Rolling fire doors shall be inspected and tested annually to check for proper operation and full closure. (Ref: NFPA 80)

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Note: Ratings determined by authorities having jurisdiction, in accordance with local codes.

Credit to Dasma Technical Sheet #266

 

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Need assistance to ensure that you Rolling Steel Fire Door is in top condition, or do you need someone to install rolling doors?  Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC can provide excellent repairs, installation and maintenance for your fire rated rolling doors.  

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com 
24 HR Emergency 1-201-273-7605

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

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