Property Management

In addition to fixed automatic fire suppression systems for kitchens and computer rooms, commercial properties have fire extinguishers, emergency lighting units, exit signs, building fire alarm and security systems as well as card access systems. Fire and life safety equipment and systems have code specified inspection and maintenance cycles that must be met in a timely fashion and performed in a professional manner. Failure to keep the schedule could literally become a matter of life or death for building occupants. It is not enough that Allstate Fire exceeds expectations in performance of the work at hand.

Property Managers and Management Companies must keep on top of every aspect of the operation and maintenance of the buildings systems and equipment and this is why they choose Allstate Fire Equipment and Allstate Alarm Services Plus – because our computerized work order and dispatch system ensures that we’ll be calling you before you need us rather than you having to call us after you needed us.

To schedule a free consultation and fire protection review, contact us to find a location near you
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nfpa_sidebarU.S. High-Rise Building Fires Facts

In 2005-2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 15,700 structure fires in high-rise buildings. These fires caused an annual average of

  • 53 civilian fire deaths
  • 546 civilian fire injuries
  • $235 million in direct property damage

Four property use groups account for roughly half of high-rise fires:

  • Apartments (44% of all high-rise fires, 55% of deaths, 18% of damages)
  • Hotels (2% of high-rise fires, 2% of deaths, 21% of damages)
  • Facilities that care for the sick (2% of high-rise fires, 0% of deaths, 1% of damages)
  • Offices (2% of high-rise fires, 0% of deaths, 2% of damages)
  • The rest were nearly all property uses found in mixed-use residential or office buildings (such as restaurants, stores, and parking garages) or probable miscodes of properties that cannot be high-rise (such as dwellings and sheds)

By most measures, the risks of fire and of associated losses are lower in high-rise buildings than in other buildings of the same property use.

A major reason why risks are lower is probably the much greater use of fire protection systems and features in high-rise buildings as compared to shorter buildings.

Source: High-Rise Building Fires, John R. Hall Jr., NFPA Fire Analysis & Research, Quincy, MA, December 2011