Fire Alarms

Fire alarms alert people to potential fire, smoke and excessive heat that could cause a fire. They are placed on ceilings or high on walls, where they will be the most effective as smoke and heat rises. Fires are the leading potential danger in any structure. The danger of fires is very real, as people use flames for both professional and recreational use.

Fire alarms work by sensing smoke or heat and then flashing strobe lights and/or sounding horns loud enough to be heard over ambient noises. Fire alarms strategically placed by code regulations throughout the facility allow appropriate evacuation no matter where people are. Fire alarms systems are hard wired to a building's main electrical system with appropriate battery back-up to sustain power outages for a minimum of 24 hours in normal condition followed by five minutes of alarm. When the battery is running low--or if there is a fault in the electrical system--the fire alarm panel will chirp to alert people when maintenance is needed.

It is the responsibility of both property owners and tenants to ensure that their fire alarms are both in good condition and properly installed. For over three generations, Global Fire Control has been helping people to do just that. With products that range from small, conventional units to larger networking systems, Global Fire Control is able to help you save lives and property. Please email us at with any questions.

In addition to having fire alarms installed in every room of a building, it is highly recommended that every property has a fire extinguisher--particularly if there is a kitchen, as that is the most likely room to have a fire. If a structure is particularly large, multiple fire extinguishers are recommended. Finally, it is equally important that buildings have escape plans in the event of a fire.