Planning a fire protection inspection is an important step to take in protecting your facilities, people, and assets. According to this report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), from 2011-2015 there were a reported 37,910 fires in industrial properties and an estimated $1.2 billion in direct property damage. Doing a regular fire protection inspection is necessary to verify that your facilities are up to industry standards and that your systems are working properly.
Serving a number of facilities and industries, including but not limited to: schools, universities, apartments, hotels, commercial buildings, and more, we are prepared to deliver thorough and comprehensive inspections of your fire protection systems. Our team of experienced and NICET-NFPA certified inspectors conducts and provides you with detailed reports from each inspection.
Types of Inspections
At International Fire Protection, we offer many varieties of fire protection inspections, including:
- Fire Sprinkler Inspections
- Suppression System Inspections
- Fire Alarm System Inspections
Each inspection type is specific to the type of system you have in your facility. Let’s take a look at each of these types of vital inspections to determine what best fits your needs.
Benefits of a Fire Sprinkler Inspection
Fire sprinkler systems are designed to discharge water in case of a fire emergency, meaning they can be the first line of defense. According to a 2022 article from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) from 2015-2019, there were 51,000 reported structure fires, with only 10% having fire sprinkler systems. Having a functioning fire sprinkler system can be imperative when considering the safety of people, assets, and facilities. Incorporating fire sprinkler inspections into regular maintenance can be a great way to get comprehensive reports on the system, maintain fire safety standard compliance, and provide servicing when needed.
Benefits of a Fire Suppression System Inspection
When an environment is considered high-risk or susceptible to damage from conventional fire sprinkler systems, a fire suppression system may be the solution you’re looking for. These systems are designed to detect heat, give proper notification for evacuations, and suppress fire via appropriate intervention if an emergency were to occur.
The IFP team is trained in designing, servicing, testing, and inspecting fire suppression systems, including FM-200, CO2, and high pressure foam systems. At IFP, our skilled technicians can conduct fire suppression system inspections on a basis that aligns with your needs, whether they are monthly, quarterly, or allow for a longer timeframe. In an environment where fire suppression systems are present, determining the appropriate time frame for fire suppression system inspections that meet fire safety standards may be dependent on your insurance and local safety requirements.
Benefits of Fire Alarm System Inspections
In the event that your fire alarm system is triggered, the alerts are intended to allow for the evacuation of people during the beginnings of a fire. Fire alarm systems can also indicate the need for first responders through their systems. At International Fire Protection, we offer the design and installation of fire alarm systems that meet your needs as well as expected standards.
In addition to the design and installations, our team is trained in fire alarm system inspections, which can be an important factor when evaluating system function and any needed maintenance. Once your system has been installed, we offer monitoring systems and services if maintenance or emergency communication is required.
Preparing for Your Next Fire Protection Inspection
For your building’s safety and the safety of its inhabitants, as well as compliance with local fire codes and laws, fire protection inspections are essential. It is imperative to get ready for a fire protection inspection, whether you are in charge of a business property, an industrial complex, or a residential complex. This includes understanding the inspection schedule, having an established evacuation and maintenance plan, documenting and recording all incidents and trainings, and staying informed on any changes.
When preparing for your next fire protection inspection, it’s important to select the right company that offers the fire protection solutions you need in order to help you with all of these things. IFP is proud to offer services and inspections of fire sprinkler, fire suppression, and fire alarm systems. To learn even more about IFP fire protection and inspections, visit our website for more information.
Ready to schedule your fire protection system inspection? Contact us today!