Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspection Explained

Our dedicated team of technicians follow a thorough process to conduct inspections of fire alarm systems, ensuring compliance with NFPA 72 guidelines and prioritizing safety for your people and property. We invest the time to make sure our skilled technicians not only understand the guidelines, but also keep up to date with the latest edition and any relevant amendments.

Here’s a detailed account of how we ensure your fire alarm system is safe, compliant, and functional:

Reviewing System Documentation:

Our technicians carefully review system documentation provided by the client. This includes record drawings, equipment manuals, and as-built plans, enabling them to gain a thorough understanding of the specific design and configuration of the fire alarm system.

Identifying System Components:

With meticulous attention to detail, we inspect, test, and take note of the condition of control panels, smoke detectors, heat detectors, pull stations, annunciators, strobe lights, horns, and any other related devices.

Inspecting Control Panels:

Our technicians always start the inspection with the fire control panel, the brain of the alarm system. After verifying proper operation and ensuring no fault indicators or error messages are present, they also pay close attention to the battery backup system to confirm its reliable functionality.

Testing Smoke and Heat Detectors:

With precision and care, we use specialized smoke detector testers and, when applicable, heat sources to simulate fire conditions, carefully observing and ensuring that each detector activates the alarm system accurately.

Inspecting Pull Stations and Annunciators:

Our technicians make sure all pull stations are unobstructed and easily accessible. To validate their functionality, they activate a sample of pull stations, ensuring that they trigger the appropriate alarms and communicate the alarm condition to the control panel. Additionally, our technicians check annunciators, if present, to ensure they correctly indicate alarm zones.

Testing Notification Devices:

We ensure all strobe lights, horns, and other notification devices are tested and  functional. Testing ensures that these devices emit the appropriate signals when the alarm system is activated and meet the required audibility and visibility standards.

Verifying Connectivity and Wiring:

Our technicians devote their attention to inspecting the wiring and connectivity of the fire alarm system. This ensures that all devices are securely interconnected and the wiring is free from damage, corrosion, or loose connections.

Fire Alarm Test & Inspection Documentation:

Our technicians capture photographs when necessary, and note any deficiencies, damages, or potential issues that require further attention or corrective action. They prepare a comprehensive report summarizing the inspection findings and providing recommendations for necessary remedial actions.

By ensuring your fire alarm system is up to NFPA 72 standards, Integrity Fire helps ensure the safety of your people and your property. Reach out today and get started on your testing & inspection. Because it matters.