Taking care of your fire protection systems and life safety systems should always be a priority, even if your building is vacant. If you start to lapse on your inspections, you could face repercussions in the form of a damaged fire protection system, putting lives and safety at risk and receiving fines or other penalties. Staying current on inspections does not have to be difficult. Work with a professional fire protection company that can help you stay up to date on inspections.
What Fire Protection & Life Safety Systems Need to Be Inspected?
NFPA standards dictate which fire protection and life safety systems need inspections, testing and service and how frequently service is needed. NFPA 25 is the Standard for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, NFPA 72 dictates the testing and inspection of fire alarm systems and NFPA 101 provides the framework for life safety system inspections.
All of your fire protection and life safety systems should be inspected regularly including:
- Fire alarm systems
- Security systems
- Fire sprinkler systems
- Special hazard and clean agent systems
- Backflow devices
- Fire pumps
- Fire hydrants
- Kitchen hoods
- Fire extinguishers
Fire Sprinkler System Inspection & Testing
Fire sprinkler systems should be inspected monthly, quarterly, annually and every five years. Sprinkler systems need to be tested quarterly, semiannually, annually and every 5 years. Sprinkler systems are one of the most important defenses that keep occupants and property safe from a fire so staying current on inspections and testing is very important.
Fire pumps provide higher pressure water flow for fire sprinkler and suppression systems and are essential for fire protection. Inspections and testing of fire pumps should be performed weekly, monthly and annually.
Fire alarm systems require regular inspection, testing and service. Inspections of alarm systems are done weekly, monthly, semiannually and annually. Testing of alarm systems are done annually. Keeping up to date with alarm inspections and service gives you peace of mind that building occupants will have early warning to safely exit the building during an emergency.
Get Inspected with WSFP
Western States Fire Protection provides inspections, testing and service for all your fire protection and life safety systems. We provide inspections and testing as often as required as NFPA standards, local code, and insurance requirements. We have service contracts available so you can work with WSFP for all of your inspections, testing and service needs. Request a quote for an inspection today!