Meridian offers fire safety and fire code consulting on a case by case basis, and, for those who require ongoing assistance, through a number of retainer arrangements. As fire safety consultants, we excel at addressing and successfully resolving the difficult issues and questions. The more unique an application, the more value Meridian delivers.
Have you asked yourself these or similar questions about fire safety systems?
- Which fire suppression agent is the best for any given hazard?
- Which type of detector provides the best response and the least chance for false fire alarms?
- Which fire code section requires us to have this system?
- What regulatory exceptions could we be taking advantage of?
- Are we required to alarm the whole high-rise, or can we just send general alerts and only those floors experiencing a problem?
- Is there someone who can help us understand the local authority’s compliance requirements?
- How can we be sure that the fire protection company servicing our systems is doing the job correctly?
- Exactly what is “Mass Notification?”
Have you ever wondered whether there is someone to call that knows about all this stuff and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg to get the right answers?
Fire Code Consulting – Meridian are your fire code consultant experts when it comes to understanding, interpreting, and applying fire codes. Did you know that at least six different fire codes govern what a fire alarm system for a single-story day care center must be capable of? Meridian spends thousands of dollars annually to procure the current versions of constantly changing fire codes and standards like the International Code Council’s publications, the National Fire Protection Association’s standards, various state fire and building codes, OSHA standards, and countless other local, state, and federal regulations. What is a recommendation one year may become a requirement the next. There are many “authorities” with differing opinions and interpretations of the various fire codes and standards, and how they apply in particular circumstances. We offer our considerable knowledge to help clients navigate these tricky waters.
Extensive Fire Safety Product Knowledge – Did you know that Meridian has the ability to provide fire protection equipment as a licensed distributor from eight different manufacturers? We have the expertise to recommend cutting-edge fire detection products to maximize your system’s speed and intelligence in fire emergency response.
One fire-suppression application may have well over a dozen different types of agents available. To the uninitiated all these choices may seem like overkill, but the truth is each fire suppression system has distinct pros and cons. Agent storage space, the hazard protected, chemicals present, room construction, and end-user expectations are just a few of the factors Meridian analyzes before making recommendations.
Fire suppression systems aren’t our only forte. Fire Alarm and detection systems present their own unique challenges, which we meet with our system knowledge and equipment choices. It doesn’t end with fire protection systems. Regardless of your product needs (security, nurse call, card access, CCTV, safety, and emergency equipment, etc.), if it’s fire or safety related, Meridian has the right solutions.
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