Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage.
When was your Fire Alarm System Inspected?
Fire Alarm Systems are required to be inspected annually. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has standards to keep your business and property safe. Quinlan Security Systems stays up to date on the ever changing standards and can make sure you are in compliance during an annual Fire Alarm System Inspection. Annual testing and maintenance of the system aids in preventing damages due to fire.
The Quinlan Security System team provides full fire alarm testing and inspection. A comprehensive Inspection and Testing form is filled out and sent to the proper authorities. The test and inspection includes:
- Visual and Functional testing of devices
- Insuring connection with the Monitoring Station
- NFPA Inspection and Testing Form completed and sent to the appropriate compliance agency
All smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years. Quinlan Security Systems will test your smoke detectors as part of their Fire Test System check.
Contact Quinlan Security Systems today to schedule your Fire Alarm Inspection or call 708-478-0707 to schedule your inspection.
Not a Quinlan Security Systems customer? Complete our Free Assessment form and we will schedule a visit to assess your security and fire system.
Why Should You have Your Fire Alarm System Inspected?
According to NFPA during 2011-2015 there were an estimated 37,910 fires in industrial and manufacturing properties in the U.S. The fires caused $1.2 billion in property damage per year.
- Between 2011 and 2015, municipal fire departments in the U.S. responded to an estimated average of 37,910 fires at industrial or manufacturing properties each year, with annual losses from theese fires estimated at 16 civilian deaths, 273 civilian injures, and $1.2 billion in direct property damage.
- Structure fires accounted for 20% of the fires, but 49% of civilian deaths, 80% of civilian injuries, and 67% of direct property damage.
- Electrical distribution and lighting equipment was the leading cause of structure fires in industrial properties, accounting for 24% of the total, while heating was the leading cause of structure fires in manufacturing facilities, accounting for 15% of the total.
- The vast majority of fires (71%) in industrial and manufacturing properties were outside or unclassified fires, which accounted for an estimated average of 3 civilian deaths, 38 civilian injuries, and $265 million in direct property damage each year.
- Vehicle fires accounted for an estimated average of 9% of industrial and manufacturing property fires each year, with losses estimated at 6 civilian deaths, 17 civilian injuries and $125 million in direct property damage each year.
Information from: https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/Building-and-LifeSafety/Fires-in-US-Industrial-and-Manufacturing-Facilities
Are Fire Test System Inspections Required?
Yes, NFPA has codes and standards that can only be kept up by annual testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems.
When was the last time your fire system was inspected?
Call Quinlan today to have your fire system tested.
Remember, it is required annually by the NFPA.
Even if you are not a client of Quinlan, we will do a Fire Test System Inspection.
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