From daycare centers and nurseries to high schools and college campuses, fires can happen anywhere at any time. Fire sprinkler and alarm systems offer protection 24/7/365, even when no one is at school or working on campus. For example, an activated smoke detector will signal the fire alarm panel to notify the fire department of a possible fire, but how do you know the smoke detector and electrical wiring is working properly unless it’s being inspected and tested by experts? Simple… you don’t. Our NICET-certified technicians blow smoke to trigger every single detector while another technician verifies the signal reaches the fire department or monitoring agency. After they clean the internal components, they continue on to test the pull stations, heat detectors, horn/strobes, duct test stations, control valves, flow switches, etc., until every alarm device is properly tested. A detailed report noting the exact location of each devices as well as any deficiencies found during testing is submitted to the school and AHJ to verify the school is complying with state and local fire codes. At Valley Fire Protection, our alarm inspectors are cross-trained to test the fire sprinkler systems and fire pumps as well.
To prevent loss of life and property damage, it’s important for administrators to be proactive. Emergency evacuation plans should be posted and fire drills should be conducted periodically to ensure students, faculty members and visitors know where to go in the event of an emergency. Fire extinguishers should be easily accessible and their locations clearly marked as they are an invaluable tool used to contain small fires. Call Valley Fire today to learn more about our fire extinguisher training classes. Your employees will learn the proper operation of a fire extinguisher using our state-of-the-art, digital, laser-driven simulator by BULLEX. Now, you can conduct an OSHA mandated Fire Extinguisher training with your entire staff, anytime, anywhere without the messy clean-up and expense associated with using dry chemical extinguishers.