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Re: fire suppression
From: Brad Arlt <arlt () cpsc ucalgary ca>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 17:05:34 -0700

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 12:05:33PM -0800, Zachary Mutrux wrote:
Security includes maintaining availability, right? So I guess that includes
preventing and recovering from disasters. Can anyone suggest a good resource
for information about fire suppression in server rooms, etc?

First this isn't something you should install yourself.  Trained
professionals only.  Server room fire suppression systems work by
displacing oxygen from the air or removing it chemically.

Secondly, your building or orginization may have what is called in my
work place (a University) Safety Services.  Your Safety Services might
be hiding under another name.  Find the alarm panel for your
area/building and read it.  There is usually a phone number for you to
call.  Call it.

Third, generic help is available to you.  The fire department in your
area will be able to suggest something or companies in your area that
can help you.  The fire department hates fire, and will be happy to
help.  Your insurance company also hates paying out for fire damage
and may also be happy and able to help.

FEMA has stuff on this.  www.fema.gov
They cover the more exciting natural and man made disasters.  Are you
also responsible for terrorist insurgences and floods?  Look here.

Lastly.  Google for:  fire suppression non conductive
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   __o          Bradley Arlt                    Security Team Lead
 _ \<_          arlt () cpsc ucalgary ca                University Of Calgary
(_)/(_)         Joyously Canadian               Computer Science

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