Kitchen Fire System Inspections

Semi-Annual Inspection & Maintenance

"A trained person who has undergone the instructions necessary to perform the maintenance and
recharge service reliably and has the applicable manufacturer's listed installation manual and
service bulletins shall service the wet chemical fire-extinguishing system 6 months apart...
and shall include the following:
(1) A check to see that the hazard has not changed.
(2) An examination of all detectors, the expellant gas container(s), the agent cylinder(s),
releasing devices, piping, hose assemblies, nozzles, signals, all auxiliary equipment, and the
liquid level of all non-pressurized wet chemical containers.
(3) Verification that the agent distribution piping is not obstructed.
The maintenance report, with recommendations, if any, shall be filed with the owner or with
the designated party responsible for the system.  Each wet chemical system shall have a tag or
label securely attached, indicating the month and year the maintenance is performed and
identifying the person performing the service. Only the current tag or label shall remain in
-NFPA 17A - 7.3 - Maintenance

To maintain it's UL300 listing and current code requirements, your automatic fire suppression
system must be inspected on a semi-annual basis by a licensed company. This maintenance
includes testing and verifying functionality of the system, as well as replacing parts as
listed in the owners manual and NFPA specifications.

Our technicians are factory trained and certified.

Understanding Your Commercial Kitchen Inspection Report

Owner's Responsibility
"Inspection shall be conducted on a monthly basis in accordance with the manufacturer’s
listed installation and maintenance manual or the owner’s manual...and shall include the
(1) The extinguishing system is in its proper location.
(2) The manual actuators are unobstructed.
(3) The tamper indicators and seals are intact.
(4) The maintenance tag or certificate is in place.
(5) No obvious physical damage or condition exists that might prevent operation.
(6) The pressure gauge(s), if provided, is in operable range.
(7) The nozzle blow-off caps are intact and undamaged.
(8) The hood, duct, and protected cooking appliances have not been replaced, modified, or
If any deficiencies are found, appropriate corrective action shall be taken immediately.
The date the inspection is performed and the initials of the person performing the inspection
shall be recorded.
The records shall be retained for the period between the semiannual maintenance inspections."
-NFPA 17A - 7.2 - Owner's Inspection

Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Annual Extinguisher Inspections

"Fire extinguishers shall be subjected to maintenance at intervals of not more than 1 year, at
the time of hydrostatic test, or when specifically indicated by an inspection or electronic
notification... and shall include a thorough examination of the basic elements of a fire
extinguisher as determined below:
(1) Mechanical parts of all fire extinguishers
(2) Extinguishing agent of cartridge- or cylinder-operated dry chemical, stored-pressure,
loaded stream, and pump tank fire extinguishers
(3) Expelling means of all fire extinguishers
Every 6 years, stored-pressure fire extinguishers that require a 12-year hydrostatic test
shall be emptied and subjected to the applicable maintenance procedures.  When the applicable
maintenance procedures are performed during periodic recharging or hydrostatic testing, the 6-
year requirement shall begin from that date.
-NFPA 10 - 6.3 - Maintenance

Hydrotest Frequency
"At intervals not exceeding those specified in the table below, fire extinguishers shall be
hydrostatically retested. The hydrostatic retest shall be conducted within the calendar year
of the specified test interval. In no case shall an extinguisher be recharged if it is beyond
its specified retest date.

Extinguisher Type Test Interval in years

Stored-pressure water, loaded stream, and/or antifreeze: 5
Wetting agent : 5
AFFF (aqueous film-forming foam) 5
FFFP (film-forming fluoroprotein foam) 5
Dry chemical with stainless steel shells 5
Carbon dioxide 5
Wet chemical 5
Dry chemical, stored-pressure, with mild steel shells, brazed brass shells, or aluminum shells
Dry chemical, cartridge- or cylinder-operated, with mild steel shells 12
Halogenated agents 12
Dry powder, stored-pressure, cartridge- or cylinder-operated, with mild steel shells 12

Note: Stored-pressure water extinguishers with fiberglass shells (pre-1976) are prohibited
from hydrostatic testing due to manufacturer’s recall.
-NFPA 10 - 7.2 - Hydrotest Frequency

Emergency & Exit Lighting Inspections

"A functional test shall be conducted on every required emergency lighting system at 30-day
intervals for not less than 30 seconds. An annual test shall be conducted on every required
battery-powered emergency lighting system for not less than 11/2 hours. Equipment shall be
fully operational for the duration of the test. Written records of visual inspections and
tests shall be kept by the owner for inspection by the authority having jurisdiction."
-NFPA 101 - 7.9.3 Periodic Testing of Emergency Lighting Equipment

"Exit signs shall be visually inspected for operation of the illumination sources at intervals
not to exceed 30 days."
-NFPA 101 - - Inspection

"Exit signs connected to or provided with a battery-operated emergency illumination source...
shall be tested and maintained in accordance with section 7.9.3."
-NFPA 101 - - Testing

Fire Extinguisher Training

Hands on fire extinguisher training programs customized to fit your companies individual needs.
Training programs offer employer the opportunity to comply with OSHA required annual training
while providing the employee with the knowledge to handle an incipient stage fire.
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1600 S. Noland Rd. Ste 214  - Independence MO 64055 - (816) 463-2672 - f (816) 463-2686
 Serving the Kansas City Metro - Kansas and Missouri
  • Fire Suppression System Service/Installation and Inspection
  • Fire Extinguisher Inspection - Recharge - Installation
  • Exit Light Emergency Lighting Inspection and Repair
  • Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems installation and Service
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  • Building Air Balance & Hood & Duct Installation

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