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Showing posts with label fire. Show all posts

Thursday, December 1, 2016

NFPA Says There's a Fire Every 23 Seconds

According to the #NFPA, there's a #fire every 23 seconds in the United States (#USA) | #ESC_LLC #death #injury #statistics #trending | There were 1,345,500 total fires reported during #2015. Of this number, 3,200 were civilian fire #deaths and 15,70 were fire #injuries. Because of these fires, total property damage amounted to $14.million.

If you own a commercial building or you manage an institution of some kind, you already know that fire alarms and/or fire sprinklers are required in a good many applications. If you’re getting ready to open a new facility or you recently did so, you can rely on #ESC_LLC to provide you with the information, initial quote, and installation you need. ESC will also provide the yearly inspections required for most all fire-related systems. Our technicians are factory trained and state certified. Remember, ESC does fire protection right!

Call us today at 614-754-1393 or email us at electronicsystemsconsultants@gmail.com.


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Inspection & Testing of Common Fire Alarm Devices

I ran across the following videos on fire alarm testing and inspection and thought I'd add them to this article on the ESC website. ESC believes it's important that our clients fully understand what must be done and why we do it. These videos will give you a good idea about both. Sometimes it may see redundant that we have to do this on such a regular basis, but your fire alarm system is an important part of your safety program. Without a working system, lives could be lost.

The second video is a training video on a specific fire alarm panel, a Notifier 3030 system. The value of this video is the general explanation of how fire alarms work, what the various devices are called, and what to do under certain conditions. It's a good, general training video that I believe can make a huge difference in your understanding of fire alarm systems and the issues surrounding testing and inspections.

The remainder of this article pertains to frequency of testing and inspection:

As most facility managers know, there are fire codes at the local, state, and national level that require the testing and inspection of all fire alarm systems installed in commercial and government settings. The following test and inspection frequency chart comes from information contained in the National Training Center (NTC) Chuck Notes publication. For more information on NTC, go to: http://www.nationaltrainingcenter.net/index.xml.

Remember, only qualified, licensed fire alarm technicians are authorized to test fire alarm devices and systems. Inspections can be performed by end users, but you must adhere to strict guidelines set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) of Quincy, Mass. per NFPA Chapter 10.

 

Testing & Inspection of Common Fire Alarm Devices

Device

Inspection

Testing

Audible Devices

Semi-Annually

Annually

Visual Devices

Semi-Annually

Annually

Manual Pull Stations

Semi-Annually

Annually

Heat Detectors

Quarterly

Annually

Smoke Detectors

Semi-Annually

Annually

Testing & Inspection of Common Fire Systems

System

Inspection

Testing

Monitored Fire Alarm Control Panel

Annually

Annually

Non-monitored Fire Alarm Control Panel

Weekly

Quarterly

Voice Evacuation Systems

Semi-Annually

Annually

Primary Power Supplies

Annually

Annually

Secondary Power Batteries

Annually

Annually

Secondary Power Chargers

Quarterly

Quarterly

 

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Technician Wanted

Due to our rapid growth in the Columbus and Cleveland markets, Electronic Systems Consultants LLC, Columbus, Ohio, is looking for a skilled, knowledgeable fire alarm and sprinkler technician. Send a resume to john@esc-ohio.com, or call 614-754-1393.

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Electronic Systems Consultants, LLC (ESC) is a full service systems integrator provider offering a wide range of products and services in the electronic security and fire alarm markets. ESC’s professional staff has over 40 years of combined experience in both the installation and maintenance of integrated systems.

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