Fire Alarm Inspections
With ASP Security inspecting your fire alarm system, the most current techniques are utilized to meet the rigorous requirements of today’s complex alarms. Personnel used in testing and maintaining fire alarm systems should have an appropriate level of knowledge, skill and understanding of the systems and equipment. Our certified technicians ensure your system will be tested properly. ASP will thoroughly test and inspect all of your systems’ components for proper operation. Upon completion of each inspection, we will provide you with detailed documentation. All inspections are in accordance with Chapter 10 of the National Fire Protection Act (NFPA) of 2002.
Advantages of Fire Alarm Inspections:
- Law compliance
- System integrity and operational assurance.
- False alarm reduction.
- Protection from liability.
- Discounted insurance rates.
Important National Fire Alarm Code Facts:
Fire Alarm Systems that fall under Chapter 3 of the NFPA 72 fire alarm code book are defined as follows:
A protected premises system sounds an alarm at the protected premises as the result of the manual activation of a fire alarm box or the operation of protection equipment or systems, such as water flowing in a sprinkler system, the discharge of carbon dioxide, the detection of smoke, or the detection of heat.
Chapter 3-2.2 states that “All protected premises fire alarm systems shall be maintained and tested in accordance with chapter 7.”
Chapter 7 of the NFPA 72 fire alarm code addresses minimum testing and maintenance requirements for protected premises and supervising station fire alarm systems. Its intent is to ensure that all fire alarm systems are regularly tested by trained and qualified system technicians.
7-1.21 “Inspection, testing, or maintenance shall be done by a person or organization other than the owner where conducted under a written contract.”
7-1.2.2 “Service personnel shall be qualified and experienced in the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems.”
7-3.2 “Where automatic testing is performed at least weekly by a remotely monitored fire alarm control unit specifically listed for the application, the manual testing frequency shall be permitted to be extended to annual.”
Personnel used in testing and maintaining fire alarm systems should have an appropriate level of knowledge, skill and understanding of the systems and equipment. Certified technicians ensure your system is tested properly.