Fire Roll Call Systems Are a Must to Ensure an Efficient Evacuation In Emergency Situations


T5023U USB Fire Roll Call Printer

Installing a fire roll call system to complement a building’s access control or time and attendance systems can streamline a potential emergency evacuation, such as the one caused by a fire. This is exactly the type of situation that has recently occurred in Ingoldmells, where emergency services rushed to the fire at a ground floor shop of a three-storey building in Sea Lane.

Staff within Buddies Family Show Bar on the top of the building had to evacuate as the fire at the shop took hold while holidaymakers staying in caravans just metres away had to leave their beds and gather to a point of safety, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

At its height, the fire was tackled by 20 firefighters from four different stations, including both Skegness full time and retained crews as well as other crews from Wainfleet, Alford and Boston.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Station Manager Steve Moore said: “The swift action of the staff meant it was quickly evacuated. It was quite busy at the time.”

Tensor fire roll call – a life-saving feature when emergency staff evacuation is required

Safety is ensured when Tensor clocks and Access Control unitsare linked into your company’s fire alarm system to trigger a fast, automated fire evacuation list.

The T8526 can control up to two printers for evacuation reporting purposes. On activation of a fire alarm panel, automatic roll-call reports are printed listing the names and departments of cardholders who remain on-site. In addition, doors can be configured to open automatically on fire alarm activation and lock automatically once the fire alarm activation condition has ceased.

Reports can be grouped by a cardholder’s default resident fire point or by the fire point that they are currently booked on to. Printers are connected either via a direct cable connection or by direct IP and can be limited to reporting upon specific zones or fire points.

Muster points can also be installed where cardholders scan upon arrival at a Muster point. In real-time, Tensor.NET Access removes the cardholder from the fire roll-call report to provide a real-time roll call of any cardholders who remain in the building.

If you’d like to find out more about theFire Roll Call functionality provided by the Tensor Time & Attendance and Access Control systems, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries on the matter.

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