Inspection and Testing

Valley provides Fire Pump Testing and Cross-Connection Control Device Inspection and Certification (CCCDI). Annual fire pump testing and complete system inspections are required by your local fire department (NFPA#25-1998).

Also, Illinois EPA Regulations require that the Backflow Prevention Assembly located in your building be inspected and certified annually. Our licensed inspectors will inspect your Backflow Prevention Assembly, and provide the proper certificate to governmental agencies and insurance carriers. It pleases our clients that we provide both the Fire Pump test, system inspection and backflow certification. They appreciate the “one call does it all” scheduling efficiency and a higher level of service provider accountability.

Valley Fire’s Core Inspection Services include:

  • Perform main drain tests, and tag each riser with the static and residual pressure
  • Trip test dry pipe valves, test quick opening devices and drain low points if applicable
  • Inspect, test and record anti-freeze system readings if applicable
  • Time and adjust water flow switches to maintain a designated delay setting
  • Operate control valves and test monitoring devices
  • Inspect fire department connections to ensure they meet with local fire department requirements
  • Test supervisory, local and electric alarms for proper operation
  • Churn test fire pumps for proper operation and condition, if applicable
  • Inspect sprinkler heads for proper temperature ratings, damage, corrosion, or obstructions
  • Inspect sprinkler heads for the Central recall program
  • Inspect water supply and gravity tanks if applicable
  • Instruct personnel in system operation and procedures to follow should damage to the system occur
  • Furnish a detailed report on the appropriate forms with recommendations on system function and condition
  • Provide 24/7/365 emergency service

Fire Alarm Services

As part of our “one call does it all” approach to customer service, Valley Fire Protection Systems inspects, tests and services fire alarm systems. We perform thorough inspections and tests of fire alarm system devices and verify that the signal is being sent to the monitoring station to ensure compliance with all state and local codes. Following the inspection, we send a fire alarm test report and certification to the local fire department.

If any problems are found during the inspection and testing, Valley can service and repair your fire alarm system. We can also upgrade your existing system to conform to NFPA 72 requirements. Our technicians average nearly 20 years of service, so they do it right the first time. Our factory-trained experts are available 24 hours a days, 7 days a week to respond to all of your fire alarm needs.

Annual fire alarm, sprinkler and fire suppression system inspection and testing is essential for a variety of reasons, including:

  • System integrity and operational assurance — Only a regularly tested and properly maintained fire alarm system can be counted on to provide advance warning that allows for evacuation in the event of fire. A malfunctioning fire alarm system can result in the loss of life and property.
  • False alarm reduction — Fire alarm systems that are poorly maintained are prone to false alarms due to the accumulation of dust and other contaminants. Fines for false alarms can be significant, and no one wants their local fire department to deploy unnecessarily.
  • Protection from liability — Ignorance is no excuse. The testing of all fire alarm systems is required at least once a year. While it is up to the local fire marshal or inspector to enforce these mandatory obligations, it is the building owner’s responsibility to follow the law. In the event of an actual fire, the consequences of an untested or improperly maintained fire alarm system that results in the loss of life or property can end in prosecution and severe financial penalties.
  • Discounted insurance rates — Many insurance carriers offer a discount to building owners who provide proof of regular alarm system testing and maintenance.

As an authorized Siemens distributor, Valley Fire Protection is your partner in fire and life safety. We inspect, maintain, service and repair fire alarm systems of most major alarm manufacturers. Allow Valley Fire Protection the opportunity to be your “one- stop shop” for all of your fire protection needs.

Fire Protection Equipment Must be Inspected and Certified Annually

Fire Protection Equipment Qualified Contractor ANNUAL Inspections are Required…
Fire Protection systems
Wet & Dry Systems
Fire Pumps
Fire Protection Company to ensure all systems are performing as designed
Backflows Certified Plumber IL EPA requirement to prevent water from contaminating the city feed
Alarm Panels Alarm Company to ensure central station is receiving all panel signals
Fire Extinguishers Extinguisher Company to ensure extinguishers will operate effectively upon use
ALL Equipment Valley Fire Protection Systems to inspect, manage and maintain ALL your fire protection equipment

Legislation

NFPA – National Fire Protection Association  ( NFPA-25_Chapters_4 & 5 )
By means of periodic inspections, tests, and maintenance, the equipment shall show to be in good operating condition or any defects or impairments shall be revealed. These tasks shall be performed by personnel who have developed competence through training and experience.

IL EPA – Illinois Environmental Protection Agency  ( IL-EPA_Title_35.F.2.H.E.1 )
Each device shall be tested at least annually or more frequently if recommended by the manufacturer. Records submitted to the community public water supply shall be available for inspection by Agency personnel in accordance with IL Rev. Stat. 1983, ch. 111 ½, par. 1004(e).

Valley Fire Protection Systems

  • Valley’s Emergency Service Department has 10 fully-stocked service trucks on-call 24/7/365.
  • Valley’s full Insurance Coverage through Travelers will meet ALL your insurance requirements.
  • Valley inspects ALL your systems in one day, so as to not disturb company operations more than once per year.
  • Valley technicians are professionally trained and NICET certified, and always adhere to NFPA 25 requirements.
  • Valley is OSHA certified and has earned one of the finest safety performance records in the industry.

Getting Started

  1. Request a quote from Valley Fire Protection; sign the Inspection Proposal
  2. When your building is due for its annual inspection, Valley will call you to schedule a convenient date and time
  3. After inspection, copies of Inspection Reports are distributed as follows:
    1. a copy is left at building being inspected
    2. a copy is given to the Local Fire Department  (NFPA Requirement)
    3. a copy is mailed to your office  (your Insurance Carrier may require a copy)
    4. a copy remains at our office in Batavia