A fire suppression system is meant to detect and, automatically or on manual order, extinguish fires. Such a system is made up of the same elements as a fire detection system, but also includes the extinguishing component:
- Fire detection and suppression station – all the elements of the system are connected to it and it controls the system's functionality. Besides the station there is also the extinguishing component or module.
- Smoke detector – is the device which is connected to the detection station, meant to sense any fire in the early stage and send a signal to the detection station
- Repeater panel – peripheral devices by means of which the user may operate the system using a remote-access password, when the user is not physically in the same room where the station is. Usually this happens when the station is in the server room and the operator may be in the security booth or at the reception desk/secretariat.
- Alarm transmission equipment (communicators) – they are meant to receive all the signals from the station and to forward them to predefined users, who may be the rapid intervention dispatch center, firefighters and so on.
- Optical and acoustic warning devices – devices through a fire detection system signals a fire in the early stage by means of sound and/or light.
- Manual trigger button – this button may be pressed in case of emergency by breaking the accidental-use protection window. This button will cancel any signal received from the smoke detectors and will activate the alarm instantaneously and, obviously, the extinguishment in the particular case of such a system.