School is supposed to be a safe environment for our children; however, did you know that according to a report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) there were an estimated average of 5,690 educational property fires annually between the years 2007–2011?* Fire and life safety is always important, but when it comes to protecting children, nothing can be more important.
Ryan Fireprotection takes school fire and life safety seriously. We are active participants in the Indiana Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) organization and an exhibitor at the IASBO Annual Meetings. (IASBO is an organization of school management professionals including those involved in facility maintenance and operations.) Ryan Fireprotection has a team of experts you can count on with years of experience in schools, universities and across campuses.
Back to School season is quickly approaching, which means educational facilities need to be ready for inspections as required by the State of Indiana, Homeland Security, and local codes. Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Smoke Detectors, Extinguishers, Sprinklers, Fire Suppression Systems, Emergency and Exit Lighting, as well as kitchen hoods all need to be inspected and/or tested. Ryan Fireprotection has a team of specialists that cover all of these areas.
Fire drills must also be held at least once a month while school is in session. For older systems, Ryan Fireprotection can provide pull station resets, or updates to the system so drills can be easily handled at the panel by school staff. You can find a list of tips for conducting fire drills on the NFPA website.
As it is still summer break for many school systems, now is the perfect time to contact a fire protection professional while the buildings are mostly unoccupied. We take a consultative approach to provide schools, higher-educational institutions, and entire school systems with more than just a company to count on for inspections and service to your fire and life safety systems.
A Ryan Fireprotection professional will meet with the facility manager or building owner to discuss all needs and help ensure that the requirements for all inspections, state and local codes, and the standards such as NFPA 25—Standard for the Inspections, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems or NFPA 72—National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, are being met. We are committed to providing schools, colleges, universities, and all other educational facilities the best in fire and life safety.
*NFPA’s “Educational Properties,” report by Richard Campbell, September 2013.