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Has Maintaining Your Fire Protection Become Your Last Priority? What Happens When the Fire Department Shows Up?

It’s certainly no secret that fire protection saves lives, so why wouldn’t you want to do your part and protect the people and things most valuable to you?

Here at Harding Fire Protection we often receive calls from landlords and property managers AFTER the Fire Department has shown up urgently needing a fire protection inspection.

When this happens, there is urgency to get the job done, giving you a lack of choice in your provider, and could lead to increased costs and the inability to strategically budget for years further.

According to the building code if your building falls into the criteria, you must have a fire alarm/ sprinkler system installed. The criteria for such requirements include building use, number of occupants, etc. It is extremely important to perform inspections & maintenance as per code and legal requirements.

If the fire department shows up for a random inspection or because of an alarm that sound, they will ask for your fire protection documentation. Without documentation, the fire department will do an inspection of their own. If there are deficiencies, they will issue a notice of violation, which gives you a specific time frame to clear things up or face fines. If you do not comply, you could be taken to court and could be shut down.

At Harding Fire Protection we perform inspections and repairs to keep your systems in compliance. We also work with you to create lifecycle planning and create 5 year budget planning. Our database system Apollo can help manage current investments and future planning as well.

Refer to the Code Checklist for further information.

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2 Responses to Has Maintaining Your Fire Protection Become Your Last Priority? What Happens When the Fire Department Shows Up?

  1. I didn’t realize that the fire department could do a random inspection and ask for fire protection documentation. It would be a good idea to stay on top of your response systems in case of an inferno in your building so you can always know what to do. It might be a good idea to look at having a fire inspection program come to take a look and ensure that everything is up to date and working properly. Doing this could literally be a difference between life and death so it would be worth it to prepare.

  2. I didn’t know that some buildings were required to have fire sprinkler systems. My office building is currently being built and I want to make sure it meets all safety and legal requirements. It would be a shame to have to pay unnecessary fees because you failed these inspections.

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