Raising Awareness To Fire Safety In Communal Living Areas


Raising Awareness To Fire Safety In Communal Living Areas

Each year “Fire Safety Week” is held in Turkey on 25th September week. One of the most effective ways to deal with fire safety and to prevent life and property losses is “insulating” the buildings in an accurate way. İzocam is drawing the public attention to the fire focusing on insulation.

İzocam especially emphasizes on the necessity of protecting the structures containing communal living areas including offices, school, student dorms, public buildings, factories, industrial sites, hospitals, shopping malls and gyms according to the regulation about “Fire Safety in Buildings.” Insulating buildings from roof to floor, in between floors, installation, partition walls, interior and exterior walls with stone wool and glass wool

Fire that may brake out in buildings we live in or in public places such as industrial structures, hospitals, shopping malls, gyms with communal living areas may cause irreparable results. Especially narrow streets through which fire trucks can´t or have hard time to pass or recently built high buildings can cause fire to reach significant dimensions in big cities. Izocam underlines the importance of “thick insulation applied with appropriate material” to prevent incidences of fire. Experts evaluating the insulation model that will be installed to a high building or a building located on a narrow street combined with insulation applied by the competent people using the right materials and in right thickness reduce losses of life and property significantly.

Insulation applied to building facades, top and edges of windows and in between floors with class A1 stone wool buys some extra time in case of fire. A building insulated with stone wool doesn’t catch fire easily and emit smoke.  It avoids the smoke interaction, which is one of the most important points in case of a fire. Fire compartments made by using stone wool material give longer time for escaping and arrival of fire officers.

Mentioning that urban transformation is an opportunity for fire safety, Levent Gökçe İzocam General Manager points out that with an effective insulation from floor to roof, wall to flooring and installments during the constructing of a building both provide safety and energy efficiency. Pointing out that the way of providing fire safety which can break out in buildings depends on passive precautions and insulation as well as active precautions, Gökçe mentions that creating public awareness on fire safety plays a significant role in terms of life and property safety. “People who would like to purchase a house or insulate their current house or building have great responsibility here and our society needs to be aware of it. It’s very important that people who will buy a new house questioning about insulation details and fire safety. According to the relevant regulation, use of class A noncombustible materials have become essential for the facades and floor spacing of high buildings. In addition, to stop fire from spreading and to minimize the damage, fire barriers definitely should be placed in the main construction of the building and between floors or to places relevant experts identify. Using mineral wools such as glass wool and stone wool is also very important especially for high buildings and curtain wall applications. Heat resistant glass wool and stone wool provide high protection in fire insulation.”

Gökçe indicates that losses during any given fire case are usually caused by gas intoxications due to smoke dispersion and he continues, “Using walls that do not lose integrity and transfer heat during fire give us enough time to safely evacuate the building. Non-combustible thermal, sound and fire insulation materials should be used in insulation solutions in the buildings with potentially high risk of life loss during fire including school and hospitals.”

İzocam offers effective solutions in case of fire with its highly fire resistant products

İzocam Tekiz products used especially in industrial buildings offer effective solutions in plants and manufacturing sites. Tekiz Stone Wool panels with the ‘Fire Resistance EI60 and E120’ certificates provide protection against fire. Made of environment-friendly materials, the panels contain wool filling which provides an effective solution for high fire resistance, sound and thermal insulation. Roof and façade panels with mineral wool insulation are manufactured with sheet covers on both surfaces. Considering fire safety in roof as well, İzocam uses Tekiz Stone Wool Roof Panel having ‘REI 120 Fire Resistance Certificate’ which gives more time to save more lives and to prevent further losses in case of fire. Using Tekiz Stone Wool Roof Panel in plants, work places, shopping malls, restaurants with high fire risk ensures high level of fire safety.

Raising Awareness To Fire Safety In Communal Living Areas