Jacksonville BDA Installation For Warehouses And Distribution Centers

Jacksonville BDA installation by DynaFire and your commercial building. Name a more iconic duo – we’ll wait. 

Is there anything worse than needing Jacksonville BDA installation and not knowing who to call? Okay, maybe getting stuck listening to your great aunt Sue tell you about her favorite poodle is worse than that, but we have great news for you. With DynaFire, you don’t have to worry about either of these things happening because:

  • We’re not your great aunt Sue
  • We have the Jacksonville BDA installation services you need, so you don’t have to look anywhere else

In this blog, we’re talking about fire protection in warehouses and distribution centers and how your BDA system is an integral part of your overall Fire & Life Safety strategy. 

Jacksonville BDA Installation For Warehouses And Distribution Centers

Why You Need It

A BDA (Bi-Directional Amplifier) system helps to ensure that first responders coming to your commercial property can communicate with each other clearly and easily in an emergency. These systems do this by eliminating communication ‘dead zones’ in your buildings. 

Anyone with a cell phone knows that the only thing more annoying than actually getting a phone call is dropping a call due to poor signal strength, and public safety radios can lose connection in the same way. First responders’ radio communications can be affected by things like:

  • Overall building size
  • Structural materials like concrete or metal
  • Low-E glass windows
  • Underground structures
  • And more

Why Your Warehouse And Distribution Fire & Life Safety Plan Is So ImportantJacksonville BDA Installation

Research from the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) shows that warehouse fires happen at an average rate of 1,410 fires, two deaths, 20 injuries, and an estimated $159.4 million in direct property damage annually. These fires vary in size, but big buildings like warehouses and distribution centers can create significant emergencies.

One example was the fire that started in a K-Mart (if you remember those stores, it’s time to start using a night cream) distribution center in 1982. This building was over 1.2 million square feet in size, and the fire caused approximately $100 million in property loss. 

A more recent example is the fire that occurred last month in a Walmart distribution center. This property was also over 1 million square feet in size, and it took first responders over 76 hours to fully extinguish the flames. While the property was seriously damaged, there were no reported injuries or deaths. That means that the approximately 1,000 employees inside the distribution center at the time of the fire were able to quickly and safely evacuate the building – and that’s the result of a series of systems working together. 

Where Jacksonville BDA Installation Comes In

Commercial properties the size of warehouses and distribution centers can make communication a challenge, and if an emergency occurs, you need a clear signal. At its peak, the Walmart distribution center fire required over 200 firefighters to be involved in the effort to put it out. Each of these emergency responders needed to be able to communicate with each other, even if they were separated by tens of thousands of square feet of building. 

Your BDA system ensures that signal loss won’t hinder first responders in an emergency situation. And working with DynaFire ensures that you won’t be dealing with a second-rate Fire & Life Safety provider. Our crew is here to keep your commercial property safe and code-compliant, and we don’t slack on the customer service either. Contact us today to learn more about our BDA solutions.

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