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Elevating Fire Safety in Schools

When it comes to ensuring fire safety in construction and engineering projects, every detail matters. In the case of the Dennis-Yarmouth Intermediate Middle School in South Yarmouth, MA, fire safety was elevated to a new level with the incorporation of prefabricated fireproof steel columns.

These columns, with their robust fire ratings and aesthetic appeal, played a pivotal role in enhancing the safety and resilience of the remarkable Massachusetts educational facility.

The Importance of Fire Safety

Dennis-Yarmouth School Hallway

In today’s world, the safety of students and faculty within educational institutions is a top concern. The incorporation of Fire Trol’s prefabricated fireproof steel columns in the Dennis-Yarmouth Intermediate Middle School underscores this commitment to safety.

Educational facilities are not just places of learning; they are sanctuaries where young minds thrive and grow. Ensuring a fire-safe environment is not only a regulatory requirement but also a moral obligation. Our students must feel safe and comfortable.

Fire Trol recognized this and contributed columns with a UL®-certified fire rating, offering a significant window of time for evacuation in the event of a fire. This level of fire resistance provides peace of mind for students, educators, and their families, allowing them to focus on education without the constant worry of fire hazards.

Moreover, the architectural and engineering excellence of the Dennis-Yarmouth Intermediate Middle School sets an inspiring example for educational institutions nationwide. By combining innovative fire safety solutions with an aesthetically pleasing design, we can create spaces that are both safe and conducive to learning.

Fire Trol’s commitment to fire safety extends far beyond this project. Their products continue to play a pivotal role in making our schools, colleges, and universities fire-safe, ensuring that the next generation of learners can thrive in secure and inspiring environments.

As we move forward in the realm of architecture and construction, it’s essential to prioritize fire safety, and Fire Trol is leading the way with their fireproof columns, setting the standard for excellence in education.

The Project Team Behind the Vision

The recently completed Dennis-Yarmouth Intermediate Middle School project was a collaborative effort led by top-notch professionals:

With such an experienced and skilled team at the helm, the two-story, 185,000-square-foot project was destined for success. The inclusion of Fire Trol’s fireproof columns added an extra layer of fire safety and aesthetic appeal to the endeavor.

Fire Trol’s Contribution to Fire Safety

Fire Trol was specified to provide top-quality fireproof columns that would not only meet fire safety standards but also contribute to the overall architectural excellence of the school.

According to Fire Trol Project Manager, Ernie Babineau, the company supplied 10 2-hour fire-rated columns in SS, OS, and OH shapes for this construction.

Integrating prefabricated fireproof columns into construction projects delivers significant time and labor cost savings. The columns arrive at the construction site ready to erect, eliminating the need for time-consuming on-site fabrication.

One of the key highlights of Fire Trol’s columns, as pointed out by Andrew Hazelton, Senior Associate at Perkins Eastman Architects in Boston, MA, was their aesthetic benefit. He stated, “The aesthetic benefit of the smaller radius columns added a lot to the project, and we know that the Fire Trol columns are a lot stronger and more resilient than using column covers. From the standpoint of shop drawings and project coordination, everything was made easier for all involved.”

Maximizing fire safety should always be a top priority in any construction project, especially in facilities like schools, where the safety of young students is paramount.

The collaboration between Fire Trol and the Dennis-Yarmouth Intermediate Middle School project team serves as a prime example of how innovative fireproof solutions can seamlessly integrate with architectural and engineering excellence.

Dennis Yarmouth School Interior

Fire Trol’s prefabricated fireproof steel columns have left an indelible mark on the Dennis-Yarmouth Intermediate Middle School, ensuring that fire safety remains at the forefront of its design and construction.

As fire safety continues to be prioritized in architecture and engineering, companies like Fire Trol are playing a crucial role in making our educational institutions safer for generations to come.

Discover Fire Trol’s Commitment to Fire Safety

In the world of engineering and construction, Fire Trol continues to provide an emphasis on innovation and safety. As you embark on your next project, whether it’s a school, office building, or any other structure, consider how Fire Trol’s fireproof columns can elevate your design and protect lives.

Benefits of Fire Trol’s Fireproof Columns:

  • Enhanced Fire Safety: The columns are rigorously tested and certified by UL® in the US and Canada and boast impressive fire ratings, providing valuable time for evacuation and minimizing damage in case of fire emergencies.
  • Architectural Excellence: The columns are not just about safety; they also add aesthetic value to your projects. The columns used in the Dennis-Yarmouth Intermediate Middle School, for example, are 30% more narrow than traditional columns, which can enhance the overall visual design.
  • Engineering Resilience: These columns are engineered to be strong and resilient, far superior to traditional column covers. This means your project will not only meet safety standards but also withstand the test of time.
  • Simplified Coordination: Streamlined shop drawings and project coordination, as mentioned by Andrew Hazelton of Perkins Eastman Architects, make your job easier and more efficient.


Make Fire Trol your trusted partner in ensuring fire safety and architectural excellence in your engineering and construction endeavors. Reach out to us today and discover how we can tailor our prefabricated fireproof steel columns to your specific project needs.