Keller Fire & Safety provides total system expertise to help maintain your Fire Alarm systems.
Our Fire Alarm system experts bring together all the elements you need for fully integrated fire alarm system keeping your building safe and up to the current NFPA codes.
Keller Fire & Safety is your single source for all your fire protection needs from Design, Installation, Service, Monitoring, Testing and Inspections.
Our Fire Alarm Services
- Installation and design of a complete Fire Alarm System
- Code Consultation
- Engineered Design, plans / permits, city fire marshal approval
- On-site project management and installation
- Test and commissioning including final inspection
- Annual and Semi-Annual inspections and ongoing service maintenance
- NICET certified installation technicians and designers
- Fire alarm systems & supervising station alarm systems
- Public emergency alarm reporting systems
- Fire and carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment
Contact us online or by phone at (913) 371-8494
to schedule Fire Alarm services anywhere in Eastern Kansas or Western Missouri
Codes that identify what system is required in facility occupancies:
NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code
IFC – International Fire Code
IBC – International Building Code
Codes that identify how a system is installed:
NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
- Chapter 14 – Testing and Maintenance
- Chapter 17 – Initiating Devices
- Chapter 18 – Notification Devices
NFPA 70 – Electrical Installation of Fire Alarm Systems
- Chapter 3 Wiring Methods
- Article 320 – 340 Rules of Cable Types
- Article 342 – 362 Rules of Conduit Uses
- Article 760 – Fire Alarm Systems
- Power Limited and Non-Power Limited Wire
- Chapter 9 – Conduit Fills and Conduit Bends
Our Fire Alarm Inspection Process
During our fire alarm inspection, our trained and experienced technicians will:
- Test the control panel functions to inspect the lamps and LEDs, check fuses, interface equipment, and check the primary power.
- Test smoke detectors by introducing approved aerosol into smoke detector chamber or specific manufacturer recommended methods of performing the proper test and verify the proper signal was received at the alarm panel.
- Clean all smoke detectors.
- Test manual pull stations through a full range of motion and verify the proper signal was received at the alarm panel.
- Test heat detectors with a heat gun and verify proper alarm activation at the fire alarm control panel.
- Test and inspect all audible and visual devices to ensure that they are unobstructed, proper lights activate, and the sound level is above ambient noise levels.
- Random check of circuit supervision to ensure fire alarm panel detects an open circuit.
- Load test stand-by batteries and check auxiliary functions such as door release and damper release.
- Test battery charger.
- Verify the central station monitoring company received the appropriate signals (if a dialer is installed).
- Test remote annunciator to verify it accurately portrays where the alarm exists in the protected premises.
- Test duct detectors and ensure proper unit shutdown, if applicable.
- Check any auxiliary devices that may exist and are listed on the equipment list included in this contract (door holder release, dampers, etc.).
- Test the smoke detectors initially and every other year thereafter, according to NFPA requirements.
- Test alarm devices located in the elevator shafts (smoke and heat detectors). Note: A representative from the elevator service company is required to be present during inspections to allow access to the shaft and to run the elevator car
Why Professional Fire Alarm System Inspections Are Important
Fire alarm systems consist of much more than smoke detectors on the walls or the fire annunciator panel in the front of your building. The whole fire alarm system is much deeper, with many elements kept out of sight. As a result, you might not be able to check every element of your fire alarm system every day. During a routine annual fire alarm system inspection, the various components of your fire alarm system are exercised and tested to make sure they’re all in good working order. This includes all manual pull stations, alarm methods (strobes and horns), smoke and heat detectors, duct detectors, annunciator panels, the main alarm panel, and any communications sub-panels and battery backup supplies.
Having a working fire alarm system installed in your building saves lives. According to the NFPA, fire alarms increase the chance of survival by as much as 50 percent! If you want to ensure the safety of your Eastern Kansas, Western Missouri building and employees by having a fire alarm system inspection, call Keller Fire and Safety today!
For fire alarm inspection or testing services, call 913-371-8494 or fill out this contact form!