frequently asked questions
How often should fire equipment be serviced?
Fire alarm, sprinkler, extinguishers and hydrants must be inspected annually, whereas kitchen suppression system are bi-annual.
Can emergency escapes be locked for security reasons?
In general, no, but the Alberta Fire Code does allow a few exceptions.
Can a fire rated door be kept open?
Yes, as long as they are controlled automatically to close upon a fire condition.
How do I go about requesting an inspection?
Call us for an appointment.
When to Replace a Fire Extinguisher
Fire extinguishers need replacement if they are damaged beyond acceptable standards (dented), if parts are no longer available to service them or once the manufacturer or authority having jurisdiction deems a brand can’t be used further.
Do you work with Recreational Vehicles (RV) on fire safety?
Tell me more about your Intercom and security systems
We service and sell most brands of intercom and security systems for commercial and residential use. Some are getting obsolete to a point where they require replacement.
Would you train our staff on how to use fire extinguishers?
Yes, contact us for more information.
Tell me more about Fire Sprinklers
Sprinkler systems are installed to control the spread of the fire and may in some situations extinguish the fire, they also provide time to evacuate a building in the event of a fire. There are basically 2 types of sprinkler systems: wet where water is always in the pipes and dry type where water is held back until required, in both cases a sprinkler head will activate upon heat releasing the water. There are special applications as well for sprinkler systems known as suppression systems.
Who should I call when my security system alarm goes off?
If your security system alarm activates, call the police... If your fire alarm system activates, call the fire dept (911)