Fire Sprinkler and Alarm Service and Inspection
Fire protection systems protect facilities in the event of a fire. In fact, statistics show that if a fire erupts, it will be contained to the point of origin 94% of the time with the use of a sprinkler system. However, if a system is not properly maintained, there is the possibility it will not work optimally; the facility may end up in the 6%. F.E. Moran Fire Protection inspection, testing, and maintenance specialists design custom ITM procedures to ensure the preparedness of fire protection solutions. Inspection, testing, and maintenance services provide facilities with the peace of mind that fire protection systems are fully operational in case of fire.
F.E. Moran Fire Protection provides service and inspection for fire sprinklers in the Chicagoland area for all projects, no matter how big or small. The department is staffed with NICET II certified inspectors, a state of Illinois requirement since 2009, and local 281 sprinkler fitters.
"The phrase we tend to use is that we are deafened by silence - the silence in our house because we had a really busy house with three two year olds," said Martin Weekes, the father of triplets who perished in the Qatar mall fire that took the lives of nineteen people, including thirteen toddlers. The Qatar mall is being investigated over complaints that fire sprinklers and alarms were not working at the time of the fire. Any mall, shopping center, or retail outlet that does not fix discrepancies found in an inspection or fails to inspect according to the NFPA schedule could cause the same devastation.
Shopping malls go hand-in-hand with adaptation. The evolution of the mall began with Trajan's Market, built in Rome around 100-110 AD. The concept of the mall evolved from an open air market to the modern day, enclosed mall, first built in Edina, Minnesota in 1956. Shopping malls continue to change to adopt new retail ventures. It is this continuous change that provides a backdrop to hidden areas that may unknowingly be prone to freezing fire protection sprinkler pipes.