Fire Hose Inspections

Our ASTT-certified fire protection technicians inspect your system to ensure it complies with applicable regulations and safety standards.

Fire Hose Inspections

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ASTT Certified Technicians

Standpipe systems and fire hoses provide important backup fire protection for your sprinkler system. In a fire, occupants and, occasionally, firefighters, use the fire hoses to protect a building. Vancouver bylaws, the BC Fire Code, NFPA 25 and NFPA 1962 govern the inspection and testing of standpipes and fire hoses. Our ASTT-certified fire protection technicians inspect your system to ensure it complies with applicable regulations and safety standards, checking:

  • The hoses’ physical condition
  • Proper connection to water supplies
  • Presence and operability of the appropriate nozzle assembly
  • Operability of the water supply valve

Inspection Requirements

Standpipes and fire hoses must comply with an overwhelming number of regulations, from installation and design (NFPA 14, 1961) to couplings and attachments (NFPA 1963) to inspection, care, use and testing (NFPA 25, B.C. Fire Code section 6.4). We have summarized a few of the inspection and testing requirements below for your reference.

Monthly Visual Inspections

  • Locked and supervised valves (including tamper switches)
  • Hose stations and cabinets: conspicuously identified, free of obstructions, hose is in proper position, all equipment is in place and in operable condition. Cabinets should contain only fire protection equipment.
  • Fire department connections: appropriate identifying signs for the fire department, clear of obstructions and protective caps in place. If caps are not in place, examine for refuse and back flush if appropriate.

Annually

  • Main drain test
  • Test hose, hose valves and all other related valves
  • Inspect hose connections, pressure regulating devices, nozzles, racks and storage device
  • Test hose storage device

Comprehensive Reports

Standpipe and hose systems which have been modified, extended or restored after more than 12 months of disuse must be pressure tested at the highest and most remote hose connection. Every five years, standpipe and hose systems must undergo a full flow test to ensure they can deliver the water supply as designed.

In addition, you need to check the system’s sealed control valves and gauges weekly. While only a qualified fire protection technician should conduct the annual inspection and tests for your standpipe and fire hose system, Radius Fire will train your staff members, free of charge, to conduct weekly and monthly inspections.

After each inspection, our fire protection technicians report any deficiencies to you. And as a full-service fire protection company, we will remedy any deficiencies, including clearing out debris, upon request.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Our clients tell us we're "Fire"

We recently moved into a new building and had to do a full check and update our fire extinguishers. Vancouver Fire was able to show up the next business day and had them all done in under an hour, including re-certifying some of the units. The price was unbeatable.

Michel Labelle

Outstanding team they kept me in the loop on everything and when completed gave me a complete run down on what they did. When you want the best call these guys.

Kevin Daly

The team at Radius Fire are professional, friendly and diligent. I never have to worry about my fire safety equipment. They take care of everything! Thank you.

Kim Daigle

Radius Fire Protection has been nothing but professional, efficient, & helpful with our needs at the office. I appreciated the annual reminder and the recommendations given during the visit.

Elle Drozda

I can't believe how competitive, competent and fair this company has been with us! Our business was given a quote for 2/3rd of what other companies were quoting. Even parts were much less! They followed up with me, gave me a quote, and came to do the service call... all in less than a week.

Amanda Thomson

We had Brad come to troubleshoot a fire alarm issue we were having and he was so patient, kind and helpful. We are a childcare center and he was so sensitive to the children and families. He found and fixed the problem! We are so grateful.

Jennifer Brittain

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