At Husky Fire Protection, we specialize in providing comprehensive solutions for fire safety and smoke control. Our expertise encompasses a range of crucial services:
  • Smoke Control Systems: We design, install, and maintain state-of-the-art smoke management systems, ensuring clear exits and egress routes for occupants in the event of a fire. Our systems enhance visibility for first responders and mitigate smoke-related damage.
  • Smoke Control Audits and Tests: Our team conducts thorough audits to review existing smoke control equipment, maintenance, and testing requirements. Additionally, we perform rigorous smoke control tests to verify that all components function as intended, separate from fire alarm testing.
  • Regulatory Compliance: We stay up-to-date with all relevant regulations, particularly Part 7 of the Ontario Fire Code, which focuses on Smoke Control. We ensure that your systems meet or exceed compliance standards.
With a dedicated team of experienced professionals and a commitment to excellence, Husky Fire Protection is your trusted partner for safeguarding lives and property from the risks of fire and smoke. Contact us today for a consultation and let us tailor a solution to meet your specific needs.

“What is Smoke Control?

Smoke control, also known as a smoke management system, is a standalone system or integrated into a building’s fire alarm system. Its purpose is to ensure clear exits and means of egress for occupants by preventing the accumulation of smoke. Additionally, it enhances visibility for firefighters and first responders, while minimizing smoke-related damage.

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How does a Smoke Management System Operate?

Key methods employed to contain or direct smoke include:

Compartmentation: This method limits the movement of smoke, reducing leakage and keeping it contained.

Dilution: It regulates smoke movement and exhausts contaminated air.

Pressurization: Utilizing high-pressure systems to prevent smoke from spreading into specific areas.

Buoyancy: This involves vents, which may or may not be fan-powered, to expel smoke outside.

Airflow: It utilizes fans to channel smoke outdoors, for instance, in tunnels.

Is a Smoke Control System Present in Every Building?

Most buildings are equipped with some form of smoke control system. If you are unsure about the specifics of your system or would like to learn more, please feel free to reach out to us.

What is the Distinction Between a Smoke Control Audit and a Smoke Control Test?

A Smoke Control Audit involves a thorough assessment of the existing smoke control equipment, maintenance, and testing requirements. It is conducted by an engineer. Ignis Building Solutions offers Smoke Control Audits conducted by experienced professionals. We assist in establishing proper procedures and identifying the necessary documentation for reporting purposes.

A Smoke Control Test verifies that the system and its components function as intended. It is a separate process from fire alarm testing. Smoke management systems should be tested at least semi-annually, as determined by your smoke control plan.

A Smoke Control Test entails:

Coordinating with other HVAC and system contractors

Ensuring all related systems are up-to-date and suitable for interconnectivity

Verifying the functionality of all smoke control management system components

Keeping reports on-site for AHJ

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A smoke management system comprises various components, including:

Duct smoke detector

Smoke Damper

Fire Shutters

Fire Separations

Fire Damper with fusible link

Motorized damper

Magnetic Door Holder

Air Handling Unit and Pressurization Fans

Emergency Power

Panel Smoke Control On/Off/Auto Switches

Fire Fighters Smoke Control Panel

What are the Regulations Regarding Smoke Control Testing?

Part 7 of the Ontario Fire Code is dedicated to Smoke Control. In recent years, Authorities Having Jurisdiction have increasingly focused on and inspected smoke control systems. They have reported recurring instances of incomplete smoke control testing, absence of inspection and testing procedures, and components that may be functional but not connected to fire alarm systems. Any of these issues could result in a notice of violation.