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Fire Alarms & Special Hazard Fire Protection

Superior Fire Protection for High-Risk, High-Value Assets

Multifaceted industries all have unique processes and needs, often creating site-specific hazards that demand equally specific and tailored fire protection systems. That’s why the professionals at Fire & Life Safety America (FLSA) will work to meet your specific challenges by matching an appropriate fire protection system that you can depend on when it matters most.

These systems are designed to protect high-risk, high-value operations/equipment where conventional fire protection may not be suitable. Fire suppression systems detect and suppress fire directly at the source — quickly, efficiently, and automatically.

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Made For You

FLSA will consult with you to create a tailored plan to provide a safe and effective fire protection system that will meet your specific needs. We will diligently maintain the system to ensure it stays at its peak state of readiness.


Applications for Special Hazard Fire Protection include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Centers
  • Telecom
  • Flammable Liquid Storage
  • Industrial Equipment / Processes
  • Medical Facilities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Vehicle and Bus Systems
  • Museums and Archives
  • Libraries
  • Aviation
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Types Of Systems

  • Pre-action detection
  • Linear heat detection
  • Flame detection
  • Spark detection
  • Early warning air sampling systems and water leak detection

Special Hazard Systems Inspection, Testing, And Maintenance

Inspecting, testing, and maintaining a Special Hazard suppression system on a semi-annual basis is critical to ensure the system’s operational readiness. These activities are necessary to maintain system integrity and ensure the system operates as designed and installed. Regular inspections can identify missing, damaged, or obstructed devices, incorrect or damaged wiring, system additions or modifications, and trouble conditions that may exist at the Special Hazard suppression control panel. These deficiencies must be resolved for the system to adequately protect facilities and assets while maintaining code compliance per NFPA 2001.

Some of the key elements of a comprehensive inspection program for Special Hazard suppression systems include visual inspections, system testing, agent cylinder weight check, and enclosure integrity verification. Following the thorough inspection, we provide a detailed, bound inspection report identifying any deficiencies, while also recommending any corrective measures with an estimated cost.

Visual inspections ensure no changes to the system or related equipment affect system performance. Our inspectors visually inspect and test:

  • Special Hazard control panels
  • Initiating devices, including smoke detectors, heat detectors, manual release stations, and abort switches
  • Alarm notification appliances, including bells, strobes, and horn/strobes
  • Agent cylinders and/or hoses
  • Agent discharge nozzles
  • Signage
  • System installation meets applicable codes

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John McDade

Speak With An Expert

John McDade is our Vice President, Alarms & Special Hazards. He is an innovative professional with over 23 years of advanced experience within the special systems industry.