Welcome to the blog of Advanced Fire Protection Systems. Located throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, we strive to provide the best full-service design, construction, testing and maintenance services for all types of water based fire protection systems. A fire protection system is vital to the protection of your home or business. Whether it’s a high rise apartment complex, storage facility or even a commercial building, the areas must be protected in the event of a fire breaking out. It may not weigh heavily on your mind in the moment, but if the time ever does come you’ll have peace of mind knowing you have the best system in place.
Why Should I Choose Advanced Fire Protection Systems?
When you choose Advanced Fire Protection Systems for your safety needs, you’re choosing a group of skilled workers with comprehensive knowledge of the most effective protection techniques. Our technicians come with extensive experience, and are your single source for outstanding life safety systems. Through our in-house, licensed electricians we are also an exceptional provider for alarm systems. Underground utility is a significant part of the process, as fire protection systems can be built and maintained from the ground up. Our team is experienced with the installation, testing and repairs of water service lines of any size. Whether it be the replacement and repair of a fire hydrant or buried valve, we can offer you the most efficient solution.
Our Practice Areas
We care about you, and we care about providing you the best results. Through our meticulous preparation and diverse knowledge, AFPS can offer you an easy, efficient experience. Our crews are capable of providing quality work in a variety of sectors, so let’s take a look at the specialized services we offer.
Sprinkler systems are crucial when it comes to fire protection, as they are specifically designed to protect life and property in these situations. The primary goal of combating a fire is to contain and minimize it. When triggered, a sprinkler system can quickly respond to heat, giving it the ability to control a fire before a fire department arrives on the scene. This system comes in various types, and can be installed in residential, commercial, industrial or specialized buildings. Our team is experienced with every option. We’ll sit down with you and figure out which sprinkler system will be the most effective in regards to safety and future maintenance.
Fire Alarm Systems
A fire alarm system provides you with an initial warning of danger. It can take on many different forms, but main takeaway is that you’ll be alerted of a fire. Having a fire alarm system in place is imperative, because it will send signals to nearby facilities that react to these emergency situations, which dispatches first responders. They can also detect any potential problems that may occur through general monitoring. By employing our own electrical department, we can safely program, test and certify the system. AFPS only installs non-proprietary systems. In addition to fire alarm systems, we also install, inspect, test, repair and service to all types of fire pumps.
Fire Hydrants and Underground Utility
Sprinkler systems have specific requirements, and we can help you upgrade to meet them. Through our wealth of experience, we can tap into water supplies, install underground mains and pumps, replace valves, manage fire hydrants, service post indicator valves and install underground electrical duct banks.
If you’re caught in the midst of a fire, an extinguisher will be one of the first tools you seek out. While you always see fire extinguishers in buildings, there are actually different types designed to fight specific fires. There are five separate classes that categorize fires, based off of type and scale. This class system helps identify which extinguisher is appropriate to use. The follow types of extinguishers will help you in a crisis situation:
- Water and Foam
- Carbon Dioxide
- Dry Chemical
- Wet Chemical
- Halogenated or Clean Agent
- Dry Powder
- Water Mist
- Cartridge Operate Dry Chemical
AFPS provides full service to fire extinguishers, and we also offer the option of training for proper use.
Inspection And Testing
With any device or system, efficiency relies on proper maintenance and testing. Without these two factors, you’re taking a calculated risk. Proper inspection can ultimately save lives, which is really the point of it all. Safety is the goal. You can also eliminate unwanted service visits due to a malfunction, since we can quickly fix any minor issues during inspection. We also make sure to maintain a consistent schedule for you, taking away any possible hassle on your end. With the right inspection and testing methods, you’re effectively minimizing risk.
Service and Maintenance
We are here for you, and that is evident in our service and maintenance practices. A fire is never a situation you want to be in, so it’s smart to always be prepared. Through maintenance, we have the ability to detect a problem before it actually becomes a serious problem. Not only does that benefit your safety, but an early find makes things cheaper and easier to fix. We have a group of skilled in-house technicians that find permanent solutions, not just a temporary fix. Our full-service approach caters to you, as we help with projects small and large on any scale. Whether it’s a full system or lights and hydrants, we’re there to provide a safe environment that prevents future issues. We also have a live representative on staff ready to answer any calls or concerns you have, giving you an easy path to solutions.
A feature that sets us apart from other companies is our electrical team. We have our own unit of masterful electricians, certified at installing both high and low voltage systems. Rather than bringing in an outside source, we keep everything in-house. Our electricians are prepared to handle any service related to fire protection and safety.
In our systems, 24/7 monitoring plays a key role. When the fire alarm system is triggered, it sends a signal to a nearby monitoring station. An emergency event is registered on your fire control panel and the authorities are quickly alerted.
Fire Prevention And Protection Services From Advanced Fire Protection Systems
Advanced Fire Protection Systems is committed to providing all of our commercial and residential customers with effective and appropriate fire protection systems. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to meet all of your fire protection needs and keep your business running. We provide full-service design, construction, testing, and maintenance for all water-based fire protection systems. Let us use our years of experience to protect your residential or commercial property from fires. To get started with Advanced Fire Protection Systems today, contact us online or give us a call at 443-557-0321.