SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 13, 2020) — Perhaps even more than single-family home residents, owners of condominium properties tend to be concerned about building fire safety. It’s understandable, considering there are streams of neighbors moving in and out year-round, all of whom have their own visitors frequenting the property. To ensure their reliability, fire alarm systems must be inspected, tested, and maintained annually.

Below are essential fire safety tips for condo buildings and large apartments for people who own them.

Fire Safety Statistics: How Common Are High-Rise Residential Fires?

Condominiums can experience severe damage as a fire spreads from room to room and floor to floor. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2016 around 95,000 fires were apartment structure fires—50.8 percent from cooking. Additionally, between 2009-2018, fire departments in the United States responded to about 14,100 high-rise building structure fires each year.

Considering this reality, fire alarm safety should be a top priority of condo and apartment HOAs. Give Aura Fire Safety a call today at (415) 881-4402 if you’re ready to schedule a fire alarm inspection.

Tips To Keep Your Condo Fire-Safe

Condominium owners are generally legally required to, at the minimum, have a monitored fire alarm system. This ensures you protect your assets and stay compliant with local laws. As a condominium property owner, you also need to:

  1. Consult with a fire alarm protection company to find out what type of devices you require and where to place them.
  2. Ensure places like recreational facilities, meeting rooms, and laundry rooms have fire alarms, and there aren’t any electrical hazards. If your condo already has this equipment, you should have them inspected regularly.
  3. Go over your fire safety inspection checklist and ensure all inspections and tests are done thoroughly.
  4. Prepare for a Plan B for occupant safety during a fire in case Plan A can’t be carried out.
  5. Keep electrical panels, space heaters, and fire alarm system controls clear of any obstructions.
  6. Keep storage areas clean and organized.
  7. Store flammable liquids in approved cabinets and containers.

Because fire alarm systems are so important when it comes to keeping your building safe, annual fire alarm system inspections are absolutely essential and required by NFPA 72 Standards.

About Aura Fire Safety: At Aura Fire Safety, we give you peace of mind. Our highly responsive and educated team can provide fire alarm installation, inspection, and monitoring services for both your commercial and residential spaces. Our expertise and rapid response go unmatched. Give Aura Fire Safety a call today — (415) 881-4402.


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