OSHA Unsympathetic When Extinguishers Fail

OSHA Unsympathetic When Extinguishers Fail

by Aaron Reiter Regular inspections of fire and life safety systems are required for a reason. These systems require systematic attention and maintenance to ensure they are functional in moment of need. You may be familiar with companies, like Signaling System Solutions, that provides these services, but you may be unfamiliar with how many regulatory […]

Emergency & Exit Light Testing

Emergency & Exit Light Testing

By Aaron Reiter Are you aware that exit and emergency lighting devices, per NFPA 101, have formal testing requirements? Did you also know building owners are required to have written records of those visual inspections on hand for the fire marshal at all times? Even if you are aware that testing and inspection is required, […]

Flush your fire sprinkler systems!

Flush your fire sprinkler systems!

Think back to a hollywood movie where a fire sprinkler system went off – either because there was a fire or because the hero activated it to distract the bad guys. What did that water look like? Chances are it was pristine, clear water that looked like the hero could drink if she or he […]

Maintain Your Dry Sprinkler Systems!

Maintain Your Dry Sprinkler Systems!

We are in the middle of the summer heat, but it will be October before we know it and the thermometers will start to swing into freezing temps soon enough. Now is the time to schedule a service of your dry-type fire sprinkler systems to drain those low points and prevent pipe breaks. This simple action will help […]

Kitchen hood suppression inspections are important!

Kitchen hood suppression inspections are important!

  There are very good reasons why kitchen hood suppression systems require inspections and testing every 6 months. Hood suppression is very different from a standard sprinkler system because they need to extinguish grease fires. Hood suppression systems are isolated – separate suppression agent, plumbing, trip sensors, and monitoring circuits. Kitchen hoods can be extreme environments and because […]

Missed inspections can be costly!

Missed inspections can be costly!

We are here in the Portland area to keep you in compliance for fire alarm, fire sprinkler, or life safety systems with the Authority Having Jurisdiction over your building. If Signaling System Solutions is contracted to provide your annual, semiannual, or quarterly inspections of your fire alarm or fire sprinkler systems, you can rest assured […]