COVID-19 | Impact on Fire/ Life Safety Systems

Current stay at home orders implemented by Governer’s Inslee and Brown are having an effect on everyone, but it’s more critical now than ever, to ensure your building Fire alarm & Fire sprinkler systems are being maintained in accordance with NFPA.

Fire / Life Safety Services are Essential Services

 As government officials across the globe issue travel directives and ask non-essential employees to work remotely during the pandemic, once fully-occupied buildings are near vacant or dramatically underused. The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®), a global leader in fire, life, and electrical safety, is urging officials to ensure that fire protection and life safety systems be maintained in all commercial and multi-occupancy residential buildings throughout the global pandemic. NFPA further urges that the personnel and vendors that service those systems be deemed essential.

Stakeholders in agreeance, fire/life safety systems must be maintained

The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), Building Owners, and Service providers in conjunction with recommendations by NFPA, have all agreed that inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire/ life safety systems are imperative, as the virus does not change the importance of protection and early warning of fires. But not all buildings are created equal, as each building is unique and creates its own set of situational differences. It may be reasonable to defer some inspections or maintenance issues such as 5-yr internal examinations, replacing painted sprinkler heads, or smoke detector sensitivity testing, however, do not take this action upon yourself, contact your AHJ to get direction.

Our main objective is to ensure the safety of our customers & building occupants.

  • Our employees are instructed to adhere to CDC recommendations
  • Our employees are instructed to adhere to OSHA recommendations
  • Occupant safety first, our customers must feel safe.
  • Limit building disruptions and possible spread of contamination
  • Asking building owners to allow our technician’s a clear 6′ “safe-space” around their work areas, for everyone’s protection.