Fire Sprinkler Systems Toronto
Fire Sprinkler Systems Toronto

Fire Code Inspections

The NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems, 2017 provides Niagara Fire with the policies to be adhered to for fire code inspections. 

Inspections,
​Testing and 
​Maintenance of
​Fire Safety Equipment

Know when and how often your fire safety equipment should be inspected and tested. 

Fire Pumps

  • Diesel Fire Pump.     WEEKLY
  • Diesel Engine Driven Fire Pump.  WEEKLY
  • Electric Motor Driven Fire Pump.  WEEKLY

 

Fire Pumps:

  •   Casing Relief Valves.   WEEKLY
  •   Pressure Relief Valves.  WEEKLY
  • The water level in the fire pump reservoir.   WEEKLY
  • Fire Pumps shall be operated at a rated speed.  WEEKLY
  • Fire pumps internal combustion engine fire pumps shall be operated once a week for a sufficient time to bring the engine up to normal operating temperature. WEEKLY
  • The storage batteries, lubrication systems, oil and fuel supplies shall be inspected.  WEEKLY

 

Valves, Valve Components and Trim (water based fire protection systems). Backflow/

  • Backflow Prevention Assemblies.    WEEKLY
  • RP Backflow.  WEEKLY
  • Gauges.   WEEKLY
  • Dry Pipe Valve Rooms or Valve Enclosure
  • (during cold weather).  DAILY


 

Valves, Valve Components and Trim (water based fire protection systems).

  • Valves except for electrically supervised valves, controlling water supplies to sprinklers and alarm connections shall be checked weekly to ensure that
  • they are in the open position. WEEKLY
  • Water supply pressure and system air or water pressure shall be checked weekly by using gauges to ensure that the system is maintained at the required operating pressure. WEEKLY
  • Auxiliary drains shall be inspected.  AS NEEDED
  • Relief Valves on the air and water supply lines of pressure tanks shall be inspected. WEEKLY

 

Means of Egress

Required exit signs shall be clearly visible and maintained in a clean and legible condition. AS NEEDED

 

Interconnected Smoke Alarms

  • Written records shall be kept of weekly checks of the power supply for at least six months after they are made and be available upon request. WEEKLY
  • Fire Department Access to buildings
  • Fire access routes and access panels or windows provided to facilitate access for fire fighting operations shall not be obstructed by vehicles, gates, fences, building materials, vegetation, signs or any other form of obstruction. AS NEEDED
  • Fire department sprinkler and standpipe connections shall be clearly identified and maintained free of obstructions for use at all times. AS NEEDED
  • Fire access routes shall be maintained so as to be immediately ready for use a ta all times by fire department vehicles. AS NEEDED

 

Fire Pumps

Electric Motor Driven Fire Pump.  MONTHLY

 

Valves, Valve Components and Trim (water based fire protection systems). Backflow/

  • Backflow Prevention Assemblies.  MONTHLY
  • RP Backflow.  MONTHLY

 

Control Valves

Locked or electrically supervised Dry pipe valves, Quick opening devices.  MONTHLY

 

Gauges.  MONTHLY

 

Preaction Valves.

Exterior  MONTHLY

 

Alarm Valves.  MONTHLY

 

Sprinkler Systems

  • Gauges (dry and preaction systems).  MONTHLY
  • Auxiliary drains shall be inspected to prevent freezing.  MONTHLY

 

Standpipe and Hose Systems

Hose stations shall be inspected to ensure that the hose is in proper position and that all equipment is in place. MONTHLY

 

Portable Fire Extinguishers

Portable extinguishers shall be inspected.  MONTHLY

 

Fire Alarm System

  • Voice communication systems that are not integrated with a fire alarm system shall be tested.   MONTHLY
  • Loud speakers shall be tested monthly as a all call signal to ensure they function as intended. MONTHLY
  • Communication form at least one pull station shall be tested monthly on a rotational basis so that communication from all pull stations are tested annually.   MONTHLY
  • Communication form at least one remote fire fighter emergency telephone location to the control unit shall be tested monthly on a rotational basis so that communication from all remote firefighter emergency telephone locations are tested annually.


Interconnected Smoke Alarms

  • The operability of the interconnected system shall be confirmed monthly, by testing at least one smoke alarm using its test function on a rotational basis.   MONTHLY
  • Monthly tests shall be recorded and kept.  MONTHLY

 

 

Emergency Lighting Systems

  • Test emergency lighting units to ensure emergency lights will function upon failure of the primary power.   MONTHLY
  • Pilot lights on emergency lighting unit equipment shall be checked monthly for operation. MONTHLY

 

Sprinkler

  • Where an electrical supervisory signal service is provided for a sprinkler system, it shall be tested.    BI-MONTHLY
  • Transmitters and water flow actuated devices shall be tested.    BI-MONTHLY

 

Fire Pump

Fuel tank, float switch and supervisory signals.  QUARTERLY

 

Valves, Valve Components and Trim (water based fire protection systems). Fire Department Connection.   QUARTERLY

 

Valves, Valve Components and Trim (water based fire protection systems). Pressure Reducing and Relief Valves

Sprinkler Systems.  QUARTERLY

 

Sprinkler Systems

  • Gauges (Wet, Deluge Systems).    QUARTERLY
  • Supervisory Signal Devices.  QUARTERLY
  • Valve Supervisory Signal Devices.  QUARTERLY
  • Waterflow Alarm Devices.  QUARTERLY
  • Waterflow Alarm Devices.   QUARTERLY

 

Dry Pipe Valves

  • Priming Water.  QUARTERLY
  • Low Air Pressure Alarm.  QUARTERLY
  • Quick Opening Devices.  QUARTERLY