Windowless basements can be a source of danger in the event of a fire. In order to protect residents and firefighters alike, it is required that there are specifically-sized openings in the basement to allow easy entry and exit in the event of a fire. This ruling came into existence in 1989, after a fire in Hackensack, NJ killed seven firefighters that were stuck inside of a windowless basement. After this tragic incident, state legislature enacted a law that says every entry-way must meet specific size-regulations and sprinkler systems need to be installed as well.
At TR Alarm, our trained security technicians take safety very seriously. In an effort to keep firefighters and families safe in the event of a fire, we offer NJ windowless basement fire alarm installation. There are extra fire risks involved in having rooms with no windows or doors, so we always take plenty of precautions in terms of fire security. If you are wondering whether your basement is considered windowless by our safety officials, check the measurement of its opening. If it lacks an opening of (at minimum) 22 inches by 48 inches, then it is considered windowless and needs to abide by specific fire safety regulations.
The friendly, NJ windowless fire alarm experts at TR Alarm are well-versed in all the rules regarding fire alarm installation in windowless basements and will have your basement up to code in no time. You will never again have to worry about “what if's” when it comes to fire safety. For more information about windowless basement fire alarms in New Jersey, call T&R Alarm Systems today at: 1-800-486-5019. We look forward to speaking with you!