Fire Alarm Acceptance Test
FIRE ALARM INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM REQUIRED REQUIREMENTS
1. Fire alarm technician should request inspection at least 24 hours in advance. Please do not call at time of inspection.
2. Fire alarm technician should have approved fire alarm plans on-site at time of acceptance test.
3. Fire alarm technician should pre-test system prior to fire inspector arrival.
4. Fire alarm technician should have proper equipment and software to make adjustments to system devices and fire alarm control panel. Fire alarm technician should have spare devices available in case a device malfunctions.
5. A trip test will be performed that calls the central monitoring company and relays information to the Paragould Emergency dispatch center to verify the system functions properly, address information for the structure containing the fire alarm system is correct, and that.
6. Alarm will placed in test mode with the central monitoring company and device testing will take place. The on-site inspector will determine the type and number of devices to be tested.
7. Devices will be tested using the manufacturer's recommended instructions. All smoke alarms will be tested using can smoke (please make sure you have these available) provided by the fire alarm technician.
8. Controlled access doors should open freely upon activation of the buildings fire alarm system.
9. If the building is equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler system the fire alarm technician should make arrangements with sprinkler contractor to avoid duplication of testing equipment.
10. If the building is equipped with a kitchen hood fire suppression system the fire alarm should activate upon suppression system activation. Fire alarm acceptance test should be coordinated with kitchen hood fire suppression contractor to avoid duplication of testing equipment.
11. All smoke duct detectors should be programmed as a Trouble Signal to the Fire Alarm Control Panel.
12. A copy of the fire alarm plans, zone maps and device addressing sheets should be made available to the inspector upon completion of acceptance test. These documents will placed inside the Fire Alarm Control Panel for use by inspectors and firefighters responding to the building during an emergency.
13. Keys for the Fire Alarm Control Panel, pull-stations, access doors to Fire Alarm Control Room should be made available to the inspector upon completion of acceptance test. If the Fire Alarm Control Panel is located in a locked Fire Alarm Control Room a key should be placed in the Knox Box.
The following information is a guide for what to expect during the fire alarm acceptance test and is not all inclusive. Some fire alarm systems are more complex and require specific testing outlined in NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.