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fire extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires annual fire extinguisher inspections to help ensure it will be operable in the event of a fire emergency. Along with annual inspections, you should consider monthly fire extinguisher inspections that will help you notice if you need to schedule maintenance or repair!

Annual Inspections – NFPA 10 and your local jurisdiction require fire extinguisher inspections.

6-Year Maintenance – The fire extinguisher is broken down and checked for damage. The “O” ring and gaskets are replaced and the extinguisher is recharged.

Hydro-test – Every 12 years the fire extinguisher is tested for defects. If the cylinder passes it is recharged and put back in service. (Required every 5 years for some units.)

Fire extinguishers often go untouched for months at a time. But that doesn’t mean they don’t encounter situations that cause bumps, dents, leaks, or rust. If your fire extinguisher exhibits any of these defects, it may be impaired! Call Fire Protection Services for fire extinguisher maintenance. We can assess the situation and offer repair or replacement service depending on the extremity of the situation.

If you’ve recently used your fire extinguisher or a fire extinguisher
inspection revealed that your extinguisher is low on pressure or extinguishing chemical, you’ve come to the right place! Fire Protection Services knows that the difference between a fully charged and mostly charged fire extinguisher could be life and death. Our fire protection specialists can repair and recharge your extinguisher so you’re ready to face any situation.

Fire Extinguishers
fire protection

Kitchen Suppression Systems

Although the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) requirements
vary depending on the type of cooking performed in your commercial kitchen, some requirements are consistent for all kitchen hood fire suppression systems.

NFPA requires that all kitchen hood suppression systems have routine inspections by a licensed fire protection company (like Fire Protection Services) that include:

  • Testing the manual pull station

  • Replacing the temperature activated links

  • Verifying gauge on pressurized tanks

  • Removing and clean nozzles

  • Documenting and reporting deficiencies to customer

Fire Protection Services provides thorough and reliable vent hood fire
suppression inspections throughout Georgia. When you schedule a kitchen
hood suppression inspection with us, our trained technicians will:

  • Visually inspect conduit and location of appliance, duct, and plenum nozzles

  • Inspect link line and position of detectors

  • Inspect the automatic actuation of the fire system by cutting a terminal test link

  • Test the remote pull station

  • Verify electric and gas shuts off when the system is activate

  • Replace fusible links and center link housings

  • Verify the gauge on pressurized tanks is at the proper level

  • Inspect the internal non-pressurized tanks for corrosion

  • Examine cylinders to record and verify the hydro test date

  • Examine the regulator to record and verify the test dates

  • Replace system cartridges when required by manufacturer (this is done at an additional charge)

  • Remove and clean nozzles to ensure they are not clogged and replace nozzle caps

  • Test all electrical interlocks (electric shut-offs and fan interlock requirements vary by local AHJs)

  • Inspect the piping and copper tubing for tightness

  •  Record any obvious deficiencies discovered during the inspection

 Your kitchen is the heart of your restaurant-don’t let it go up in flames!

Kitchen suppression
fire back flow

Back Flow Preventers

 Backflow is the reversal of the flow of a liquid, gas, or suspended solid—and in this case, water from a fire suppression system. A backflow preventer is a mechanical device with check valves, air inlets, and relief valves installed on water piping that serves to prevent pressurized water from flowing from the fire suppression system into the public water supply. Specialized backflow preventer valves are used where there is not sufficient vertical clearance or physical space to install an air gap, or when pressurized operation or other factors rule out use of an air gap.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, your backflow
prevention systems need to be routinely inspected.

Daily/Weekly Visual Inspection:

  • Reduced pressure detectors

  • Control valves (locked/supervised)

Monthly Visual Inspection:

  •   Double check valves

  • Control valves (locked/supervised)

Annual Functional Test:

  • Full forward flow test

Backflow prevention devices are intended to prevent contaminated
sprinkler water from going into your drinking water. These devices need proper testing and maintenance in order to operate efficiently and the tests must be conducted annually to ensure they meet the system demand. According to NFPA, your backflow preventer must undergo two types of testing: Forward Flow Test and Backflow Testing

Back flow Preventers
emergency exit signs

Emergency Lighting

Ensuring emergency lighting’s  operational readiness is an ongoing
responsibility for building managers, and it is also an OSHA and Life Safety Code requirement. We help ensure your emergency lighting system’s batteries, battery charging systems, bulbs, and other hardware receive the attention they require to perform when they’re
An annual emergency lighting testing and inspection appointment will
help ensure that:

  • Emergency lights will work during an emergency

  • Facility security will be functional in the event of an emergency

  • Emergency egress from your building will be safe

  • System downtime will be minimized

  • Costs from injury and claims will be reduced

Emergency Lighting
emergency showers

Emergency Shower / Eye Wash Station

              -Emergency Showers-

  • Emergency showers are designed to decontaminate the head and body of an individual who has been exposed to hazardous chemicals.

  • They should not be used to flush the worker’s eyes and face directly, as the high-pressure water flow could potentially damage the eyes.

  • In case of partial or full-body contact with a chemical, an emergency shower is the better choice. These showers are especially crucial in areas where workers risk
    significant chemical exposure, such as laboratories, hazardous substances discharge areas, and battery charging zones.

               -Eyewash Stations-

  • Eyewash stations, on the other hand, are specifically designed to flush the eyes and face area.

  • If the effect of the hazard is limited to the worker’s face and eyes, an eyewash station may be the appropriate choice.

  • Users should wash their eyes at the station for at least 15 minutes before seeking further medical attention.

  • Eyewash stations are commonly found in laboratories, classrooms, and other areas where eye exposure to hazardous substances is a concern.

       -Placement and Guidelines-

  • Emergency showers and eyewash stations should be located within a
    10-second walking distance of the hazard.

  • They must be situated on the same level to avoid unnecessary stair
    climbing during an emergency. 

  • Proper signage and illumination are essential for easy identification.

  • The pathway leading to these stations should be obstruction-free and easily accessible.

  • Regular testing (at least once a week) ensures their functionality

        when needed most.

Emergency Showers
first aid

This 25-person ANSI A+ First Aid Kit comes in a weatherproof plastic case with a carry handle for simple transport. Wall mountable. Meets or exceeds OSHA regulations and ANSI Z308.1 standards.

First Aid Kits

First Aid Kits

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