“The computer system was undamaged and continued to operate normally, without any loss of data.”
RED CROSS FACILITY
FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . .Kidde Graviner
PROTECTED SPACE: The Red Cross data processing facility in South Melborne, Australia.
WHY FM-200 FIRE SUPPRESSION: If left unchecked, the damage caused by this fire could have spread throughout the facility causing catastrophic damage to the computer system and the building structure. This would have meant disaster for the Red Cross. The protection of the data was a major priority because it holds all donor records, donor test results as well as financial and personnel records for all Victorian branches including mobile blood banks.
EXTINGUISHING EVENT: The fire was detected in its incipient stage by smoke detectors, which in turn discharged the FM-200 fire extinguishing agent. The FM-200 dishcarged in less than ten seconds, rapidly extinguishing the fire and preventing any further damage.
SYSTEM PERFORMANCE: In less than ten seconds FM-200 discharged.
RECOVERY: The computer system was undamaged and continued to operate normally, without any loss of data. Kidde’s after hours emergency service personnel were able to have the system recharged and back in operation within 12 hours.