Government Fire Safety Products
Fire Rated Door Accessories for Government Facilities
Practicing sound fire safety on government properties is critical to ensuring that local communities can receive the essential services they need. Preventing a blaze from spreading to other parts of a building can help keep visitors and employees safe while also protecting any critical documents from being damaged.
Government buildings are also subject to many building codes that fire-rated doors must meet the requirements of. Having compliant solutions for containing an active fire is not only smart, but it is deeply necessary.
Doors Can Be a Threat to Fire Safety in Government Buildings
Doors are seemingly mundane objects that many take for granted. Just install some hinges, make sure the dimensions are correct, and that’s it, right?
Not quite. In many cases, fires spread more rapidly by traveling through doorways that are not properly outfitted for the doors that occupy them. Without addressing these points of incompatibility with the proper equipment, smoke and flames can travel farther across your facility.
Here are some benefits of using the proper fire-rated door accessories at your government property:
Correct Excessive Gaps
Not all doors are designed to fit perfectly with their frames. For example, you may upgrade your older doors to ones that meet modern standards. This can create gaps, clearances, or holes in the frame due to not being fully compatible with a new installation.
Accessories like gap fillers, frame plugs, and strike extensions are designed to compensate for these excessive clearances. This further restricts a fire’s ability to travel through the building.
Give Fire Departments More Time to Respond
Our fire-rated door accessories can provide blaze containment protection for up to 90 minutes at the onset of a fire. This gives fire departments additional time to arrive on the scene and address the situation at hand while reducing the risk of further damage to the structure.
Essential for High-Risk Facilities
When discussing government facilities that handle dangerous chemicals or weapons, the danger increases exponentially. Large properties with extensive gas and electrical infrastructure are also at a higher risk as well.
If a fire occurs in one of these buildings, containing the spread is essential to prevent further combustion. Damages and safety risks can be mitigated to a significantly larger degree by equipping doorways with the proper protection against smoke and flames.
Simple, Universal Installation
Our fire-rated door products can be easily installed in wood and metal doors as well as frames made of any material. This allows for simple, intuitive, and quick installation for any maintenance crew.
All strike extenders, gap fillers, and frame plugs can also be painted to match the rest of your building’s aesthetic without compromising performance. However, for optimal safety conditions, we do recommend that you opt for fire-retardant paint for all areas of the door and frame.
Fire Rated Door Accessories for Government Buildings
Active Fire Door Products provides a full line of products to meet the needs for fire-rated doors and frames at government-owned properties. We offer NFPA-compliant Gap Fillers & Accessories, designed with excessive clearances up 90 minutes.
We proudly offer the following solutions for government buildings:
When a door is not fully compatible with the doorway, it can leave excessive gaps through which smoke and fire can spread. Using a fire-rated gap filler, these openings can be compensated on the top, bottom, or sides of the door.
A smaller, yet equally important space to cover in fire prevention is the door’s strike plate. If there is too much space between the latch and the strike, this creates another opening for fire to travel.
Strike extensions and filler plates narrow these openings significantly. They ensure a tighter closure for the latch to prevent a fire from spreading through these common exit points.
While you may change your doors every few years, the doorframes often remain the same. Openings left behind by old door installations invite smoke and flames in the event of a fire.
Using a fire-rated frame plug, you can close these openings and further restrict the blaze from escaping a confined space. We offer both snap-in and screw-on varieties to match your preferences or code requirements.
Special Orders Available
We want to connect your government organization with the exact solution that meets your specifications. That is why we are proud to offer special orders to accommodate your needs. Click here to tell us more about your custom requirements.
Compliant for Quality
Fire-rated doors outfitted with proper hardware and accessories play a critical role in preventing the further spread of a fire within a structure. A door’s ability to resist fire and smoke while maintaining compliance with NFPA standards depends on the clearances, holes, and breaks around the perimeter.
We believe in providing a quality solution for our customers looking to improve the safety and effectiveness of their fire-rated doors. All Active Fire Door Products strike extensions, gap fillers, and frame plugs are designed to satisfy compliance requirements for National Fire Prevention Association and Intertek certification standards.
Get Fire-Rated Door Accessories for Your Government Building
Active Fire Door Products provides the necessary hardware and accessories for excessive doorway clearances for up to 90 minutes for steel and wood fire-rated doors and frames in accordance with both NFPA and Intertek certification requirements. To learn more about our solutions, contact us today.