Inspections & Testing of Fire Alarm Systems

You must take care of your fire alarm systems to prevent system failure as well as the loss of lives and property damage. Fire alarm systems provide early warning of a fire that is critical to building occupants. When fire alarms malfunction, occupants may not get the warning they need to safely exit the building. The best way to prevent the malfunction of your fire alarm system is to have it regularly inspected and tested.

NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code

NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code requires inspections and testing of your fire alarm systems. NFPA 72 is enforced by most local jurisdictions, but you should check with your Authority Having Jurisdiction to see if your area has additional requirements. Inspections should be performed by a certified technician.

Fire Alarm Inspection & Testing Frequency

Fire alarms need to be inspected and/or tested:

  • Monthly
  • Semi-annually
  • Annually

The frequency of inspections and testing of the components of fire alarm systems is detailed in NFPA 72.

Fire Alarm Inspection & Testing Process

During a fire alarm system inspection, all the components of the system are visually checked to help ensure that they are in operating condition. During the testing of fire alarm systems, the system components are checked for functionality. Some components that need to be inspected and tested include:

  • Fire alarm control panel
  • Smoke detectors and heat detectors
  • Manual pull stations
  • Horns and strobes
  • Batteries
  • Annunciators and zones
  • Output relays and activations
  • Flow switches, tamper switch, and low-pressure alarms
  • Supervised control valves and switches

Beach Lake Sprinkler Inspects, Tests and Services Fire Alarm Systems

Beach Lake Sprinkler has two locations in Honesdale, PA, and Brooksville, FL to provide fire alarm services for commercial, industrial, and residential properties. Our certified technicians will inspect and test your fire alarm systems to keep them compliant with NFPA standards and local codes. To set up regularly scheduled inspections and testing, contact Beach Lake Sprinkler today.