Fire Alarm System Services
When fire strikes and seconds count the fire alarm system springs into action, instantly alerting building occupants and authorities of the danger. This allows quick evacuation of the area and the prompt arrival of emergency personnel to the scene. As a State of Illinois licensed fire alarm contractor, and Notifier Premier distributor, Fox Valley Fire & Safety is your partner in fire and life safety. Along with installation of new fire alarm systems, we service, inspect, repair, maintain and monitor fire alarm systems of all the major manufacturers. Our factory-trained personnel are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to respond to all of your fire alarm needs including: voice evacuation, elevator recall, and area of rescue systems.
Upon completion of Inspections you will receive documentation indicating the location of devices, date of inspection, name of inspector and deficiencies discovered. You should maintain this documentation for review by the authority having jurisdiction.
Fire Alarm System Annual Inspection, Testing and Certification
Our technician will inspect and test the fire alarm control panel, service, clean, and test all devices and verify the signal to the monitoring station. The remote monitoring of the alarm system will be checked for proper operation. Upon completion of this inspection, a Fire Alarm Test Report and Certification will be sent to you and to the local Fire Department. This service work meets NFPA 72 and IDPH requirements for Annual Testing of Fire Alarm System.
Elevator Recall System Annual Inspection and Testing
The elevator recall fire alarm control panel is installed for the sole purpose of monitoring the automatic detection requirements needed for recalling the elevator(s) to the first floor (or designated floor), per Code. This inspection will be coordinated with the buildings elevator contractor and is typically performed during the fire alarm inspection. Our technician will inspect and test the fire alarm control panel, service and test all devices. Also, the shunt trip breakers will be tested to assure that all electric to the elevator car(s) will be disabled before the sprinkler system would activate. This service work meets with NFPA 72 requirements for Annual Inspection and Testing of Elevator Recall System.
Smoke Detectors Sensitivity Testing
Once every two years, per NFPA requirements, our technician will perform a calibrated sensitivity test to assure that each detector is within its listed sensitivity range and each detector will initiate an alarm when exposed to smoke of certain concentrations. This test will be performed in conjunction with one of the semi-annual or annual tests of the fire alarm system. This service work meets NFPA 72 and IDPH requirements for Annual Sensitivity Testing of Smoke Detectors.
Fire Emergency Voice Communication System Annual Inspection and Testing
Our Technician will check to insure that both automatic and manual messages are broadcast to the appropriate areas of the building and all communications and mass notifications are audible and intelligible. If your building is equipped with firefighter’s telephones/phone-jacks, they will also be tested for proper operation.
Area of Rescue System Annual Inspection and Testing
Our technician will test all area of rescue assistance call stations for proper operations and check for proper signage and remote monitoring if applicable. All power supply and backup batteries will be tested for proper operation.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Testing and Annual Inspection
Our technician will inspect the physical condition of the carbon monoxide detectors, including the gas entry ports. Then, the detectors will be functionally tested, with canned carbon monoxide, to confirm proper operation of auxiliary functions (i.e. exhaust fan operation or charging system shutdown) Discrepancies if found will be reported to you in writing.
Fire Dampers Testing and Annual Inspection
Our technician will test each fire damper, the fusible links will be replaced and the old links will be collected and bagged for your inspector, per IDPH requirements. The damper will be reset after testing. Upon completion of this work, you will receive documentation indicating the location of the fire damper, or combination fire/smoke damper, date of inspection, name of inspector and deficiencies discovered. This service work meets 2007 NFPA 80 requirements for Annual Inspection and Testing of Fire Dampers.
Smoke Dampers Testing and Annual Inspection
Our technician will test each smoke damper to verify that there is full and unobstructed access to the damper and components. Following the completion of the test the moving parts will be lubricated and a visual inspection will be made of the assembly to ensure no obstructions have been introduced. Additionally, our technician will verify that all indicating devices work and report to the intended location. The smoke damper will be reset after testing. Upon completion of this work, you will receive documentation indicating the location of the fire/smoke damper, date of inspection, name of inspector and deficiencies discovered. This service work meets NFPA 90A(99) requirements for Annual Inspection and Testing of Smoke Dampers.
Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement System
During an emergency, reliable communication is critical. Staying informed with clear radio transmissions between first responders inside a building and emergency personnel outside the building is a necessity. The solution is Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA).
NFPA, IFC, IBC and your local AHJ govern the installation, testing and maintenance of in-building 2-way emergency responder radio enhancement systems. Fox Valley Fire & Safety has technicians that are FCC GROL Licensed and factory trained/certified to provide the code required In-building Emergency Responder Radio Coverage for new construction and existing buildings. From the site survey and radio strength study through installation, testing and ongoing maintenance, our technicians are qualified to keep you in compliance. Read More…
Fire Door Inspection and Testing
Annual Inspection & Drop Test of Fire Doors
Are your fire doors being serviced and tested annually as required by Fire Code? Fire Doors prevent fires from spreading to other areas. To insure these important fire stops work properly when they are needed, our trained technicians will inspect and test them every year. Don’t allow a small fire to get out of control.
Our technician will drop test the fire door to the fully closed position. New fusible links will be installed and the fire door release levers will be reset after testing. Upon completion of this work, you will receive a Fire Door Drop Test Inspection and Certification Form. Read More…