An In-Depth Look at Fire Detection in Animal Housing



The 2019 edition of NFPA 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facility Codes is more in depth and comprehensive than ever before, according to the NFPA Journal. Why is there greater attention being paid to fire detection in animal housing facilities? One reason is because there has been an increase in stories similar to that of zookeepers from the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., where the testing of a new alarm system severely distressed the animals living there.

When it comes to fire alarms, many animals are easily aggravated and upset by the standard methods of detection. Not only is the wellbeing of the animals a large factor to take into consideration when it comes to fire detection in animal housing, but the common fire hazards associated with these structures often requires a higher level of fire protection planning. Fires in or at animal housing facilities can cost millions in property damage and the loss of animal lives, so choosing the proper method of fire detection is extremely important.

Protectowire Linear Heat Detection Systems offer the kind of fire protection applicable for animal housing and the risks associated with them. Protectowire is not negatively affected by temperature changes typical of animal housing facilities, which often have large doors either opening or closing. Protectowire also offers protection against environmental factors such as dust, dirt, and insects, which can harm other kinds of typical smoke detectors. Protectowire Linear Heat Detectors provide a cost-effective, efficient balance between animal safety and fire detection.


If you need a heat detection system for your animal housing facility, Protectowire has the solution to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more.



Roman, J. (2018, November 1). NFPA Journal. Retrieved from






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