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The sneaky thing about this pheno-

menon is that prior to flashover the


fire can burn quietly, inconspicuously,
unknown to anyone.
Sometimes fire will proceed from
ignition to flashover in as little as
three minutes.
After flashover, fire and toxic gases
can spread with devastating speed.
There is one — only one — practical
and reliable solution to the "inside
the building" fire.
That solution is to detect and inter-
cept the early fire before it reaches
the deadly room flashover stage.

WHY A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM


IS ESSENTIAL TO NEW CONSTRUCTION
Increasingly today, wise investors are constructing only suppression system protected buildings. Here are the
reasons why:

1. Non sprinklered buildings are a Actual (true) dollar lossess from 5. A fire death in a sprinklered
coming to be considered "not fire frequently run to three or building is a rarity. Automatic
firesafe". Fire Chiefs have four times the insurance fire control is the proven best
extensively promoted new recovery. Most small businesses life safety guarantee.
codes requiring sprinklers, that suffer major fire damage 6. An electrically supervised
sometimes on a retroactive end up in the financial ruin sprinkler system is the best
basis. despite the insurance payment. defense against arson.
2. The suppression system pro- 4. Fire deaths often result in extre- 7. A suppression system protects
tected building has the lowest mely adverse publicity and law- the things that really count,
fire insurance rate and the best suits. One fire can destroy a the things inside the building,
guarantee against future rate business that took a lifetime the people, the children, the
increases. to build. business, and the profits.

( Don't gamble with human life. Insist on an engineered Patton Life Safety Fire
Suppression System.

PATTON FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS, INC. Professional Engineers No. F.P.280


5316 Roseville Rd. • North Highlands, CA 95660 • Phone (916) 338-0943 • California Contractors License No. 355636
PATTON
FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS, INC. h
THE INTERIOR FIRE
FIRST DESTROYS THE
MOST VULNERABLE-
HUMAN LIFE.

THE CONTENTS ARE


NEXT DESTROYED.

THE STRUCTURE
ITSELF HAS BEEN
THE BEST PROTECTED,
AND USUALLY IS THE
VERY LAST TO GO.

WHEN IS A HOUSE
WORTH MORE THAN A CHILD?
WHEN THE BUILDING IS PROTECTED AGAINST FIRE AND THE CHILD IS NOT!

The U.S. has the highest fire death and burn rate in Almost everything inside will burn — things like
the entire world. furniture, plastics, electrical appliances, children,
business records, heirlooms, hopes, dreams,
This holocaust will continue unabated so long as it
ambitions.
is a normal policy to fireproof buildings— but allow
everything within to burn uncontrolled. We believe fire safety should begin inside the
building. More than ninety per cent of the fires
Buildings are fireproofed at great additional cost to
begin in the contents — the interior combustibles —
protect the structure itself. Even the one family
not the structure itself. It is the interior that
dwelling is sheathed throughout with fireproof
requires the protection.
wallboard.
Our fire suppression and control systems represent
Indeed, many buildings are so greatly fireproofed the very latest in fire technology. When fire occurs
that they will withstand a 2000°F temperature a detector nearest the fire will open a nozzle to
throughout the interior for four full hours. provide a fine water spray to control the fire and
This keeps the building intact while everything protect everything inside as well as the building
inside is consumed to a cinder. itself.