Fire Protection Overview

Even the best active fire prevention systems like smoke detectors, alarms and sprinklers, can be rendered ineffective by lack of power, water pressure, or improper maintenance. The result can be disastrous... loss of property, business, and worst of all loss of life. Because "Active" fire prevention methods can fail when they are needed most, the codes now require the use of "Passive" fire prevention systems known as "Firestopping Materials". Their purpose is to compartmentalize and contain a fire to its smallest possible area without the help of any secondary systems. Unprotected openings, poorly sealed penetrations and construction joints provide easy paths for heat, smoke and toxic gases. Crossroads C&I specializes in the distribution of fire protection materials from leading manufacturers for new construction and renovation projects involving residential, commercial, institutional and industrial construction.

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