Let’s face it, people have a lot on their plate these days. We take a lot of things for granted, but it’s essential to take care of the people and items close to you. To put it bluntly, you need to protect your home! Accidents can happen, including fires. Unfortunately, there’s not much time to react when a fire begins. It doubles in area every three seconds. While different materials have different combustion times, the determining factor is the fire’s temperature which correlates to how long it has been burning. Fire damage to lungs and other organs can result in a fatal injury in 3-5 minutes. Your protection comes from a fire sprinkler system in your Brooklyn home. That’s where the professionals at Allstate Sprinkler Corp. come in. We install proficient and reliable residential fire sprinkler systems in Brooklyn.
Fire department response times
Even if you have an alarm system in Brooklyn, NY that dials the fire department automatically, there is a lag between the time the fire begins to ignite and the time the alarm goes out. If someone on the scene has to call 911, even if it is you, by the time the fire is discovered, it will already be well into its timeline.
Generally, fire department personnel have a “wheels rolling” call response time of one to two minutes. That is the length of time it takes to receive the call, get into their gear, jump into their stations on the trucks, start the engine on the fire trucks, and pull out of the fire house. Once they leave, they are at the mercy of traffic, road configurations, road conditions and distance. Even when the station is close to your home, it can take a substantial amount of time for them to arrive on scene. As you can tell from our timeline, if the fire is burning unchecked, there can be extensive property damage or even loss of life before the engines reach you.
The key to minimizing property damage and injury or loss of life is to slow down or extinguish the flames as soon as possible in your home in Brooklyn.
Don’t put the life of your and your family at risk. Allstate Sprinklers Corp offers FREE estimates for residential fire sprinkler systems in Brooklyn. Contact us at (718) 597-4060.