GOLDEX Performs the following primary functions:
Our staff members install and maintain the majority of portable fire extinguishers. We work to ensure an adequate number of extinguishers are installed and available for use, perform annual inspections, and ensure that damaged units are repaired or replaced. Our personnel also conduct training classes and actual fire demonstration in the proper handling and use of portable fire extinguishers.
Fixed fire protection systems include special systems installed to protect commercial cooking equipment, sensitive electrical equipment, and hazardous materials storage. We monitor the installation of new systems to ensure code compliance, and monitor existing fixed systems to ensure they are inspected and tested in accordance with National Fire Protection Association standards.
There are thousands of home fires in the U.S. every year, which result in roughly 3,000 deaths annually. Almost half of these deaths resulted from fires that were reported between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., the time period in which most people sleep. For this reason, providing smoke alarms in bedrooms may be the single most important step toward preventing fire-related casualties in residential buildings.