Malibu Apartment Losses are a Reminder of the Potentially Tragic Impact of Fires, says Fire Protection Group, Inc.

A fire sprinkler system can prevent a small fire from becoming an inferno.

Such measures as NFPA 25 testing ensure not only that buildings are in conformity with all the relevant regulations, but they are actually as safe as possible.

A May 9th article in the Malibu Times describes an apartment fire in the affluent, beachside community of Malibu, California. Although all of the human residents and many of their pets were successfully evacuated from the structure, the fire resulted in the smoke inhalation deaths of two cats and a dog, which a firefighter tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate. Another firefighter also received a minor burn fighting the blaze, and the building itself was heavily damaged. Los Angeles based consulting firm Fire Protection Group, Inc. notes the incident is an example of the stakes behind any protection effort and the urgent need to do everything possible to lower to threats to both lives and property in the event of a fire. The firm notes that, in particular, owners and managers of both residential and commercial properties must remain compliant with all codes and regulations. The firm notes that such measures as NFPA 25 testing ensure not only that buildings are in conformity with all the relevant regulations, but they are actually as safe as possible.

Fire Protection Group Inc. goes on to note that fire protection is about trying to prevent fires from happening, making it easier to fight the fires once they start, and limiting the harm to persons and property in the event of a fire. The firm adds that, the measures that must be taken include ensuring that sufficient fire extinguishers are available to building occupants and security personnel so that small incidents are not allowed to…

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