The fire protection system in shopping centres comprises a wide range of coordinated measures.
These may include
- the use of flame retardant materials
- the use of components with defined fire resistance (creation of fire compartments)
- guaranteed short escape routes
- and the installation of fire alarms, sprinklers and smoke and heat ventilation systems.
In most cases, a fire alarm system is used in combination with a sprinkler system for active fire protection. Local guidelines and building regulations must be complied with.