When fire strikes, fast response is critical
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), fires and explosions cost businesses and schools more than $2.3 billion in property damage each year. Early detection and verification are the keys to limiting fire loss. Fortunately, both are Sonitrol specialties.
Sonitrol fire detection can be easily integrated with other Sonitrol products and services. Sonitrol Central Station operators can monitor signals from your facility 24 hours a day. They can monitor smoke and heat detectors, sprinkler systems and pull stations. Our professionals can differentiate between an intrusion alarm and a fire signal, and they can promptly dispatch the proper emergency personnel to your business.
There are many “mega” monitoring stations which provide monitoring services for thousands of companies around the country. Sonitrol of the Evansville and Muncie both utilize our own UL listed, FM approved, Central monitoring station. In contrast to most other companies, we don’t sell your monitoring contract to a third party monitoring service thus severing your tie to the company you originally contracted with.
By only monitoring Sonitrol accounts for our areas and regions we serve we hope to provide a high quality of customer service as well as monitoring. In addition, our office staff is “on line” with the monitoring database and can assist you with any customer related needs. Our fire system technicians are on Nextel “Direct Connect” with our Sonitrol Central Station operators and can provide a high level of communication when you need to know what may be occurring with your system.)
Fire statistics from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)(2006)
- 3,245 civilians lost their lives as the result of fire.
- 16,400 civilian injuries occurred as the result of fire.
- 106 firefighters were killed while on duty.
- Fire killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
- 81 percent of all civilian fire deaths occurred in residences.
- 1.6 million fires were reported. Many others went unreported, causing additional injuries and property loss.
- Direct property loss due to fires was estimated at $11.3 billion.
- An estimated 31,000 intentionally set structure fires resulted in 305 civilian deaths.
- Intentionally set structure fires resulted in an estimated $755 million in property damage.