There are TWO driving codes that mandate that Fire/Life Safety Alarms be MONITORED and ANNUALLY INSPECTED:  IFC (International Fire Code) Written by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)

NFPA 72 – Standards of Fire Alarms

NFPA 13 – Standards for Sprinkler Systems

These kind of tests are referred to as “confidence” tests, which includes a 100% test of all of your fire alarm devices, including auxiliary connections like sprinkler systems, tampers, vaults, cooking hoods and HVAC duct detectors, where they exist.

Annual tests are affordable and typically take less than a single day to complete. Upon completion we will provide you with a certificate, along with documentation that meets the Oregon Code standards and your insurance carrier’s requirements.

One item that makes A & E unique is our intention to always give a good bill of health to every system we inspect. With your guidance, any repairs we find, will be corrected while on-site, in order to provide you with a clean inspection report. We provide supporting documentation and a certificate showing that everything is in good working order.

Buildings that generally require a fire alarm: 

  • Buildings over 12,600 square feet

  • Buildings over 75 feet tall (approx. 5 stories)

  • Buildings with sprinkler systems (over 100 heads)

(please note each city/county may have different requirements for required building types)

Also certain types of structures require a fire alarm:

  • Educational Facilities (schools, colleges, universities, private, charter)

  • Restaurants/Food Service that seat over 300 people

  • Care Facilities

  • Foster Homes

  • Most Churches