Guetzke & Associates has the knowledge, products and services to meet your life safety system requirements. As your life safety system’s professional, we understand national and local building codes to ensure system compliance. Complete facility inspection services include fire alarm, portable fire extinguishers, range hood suppression, sprinkler system and exit light inspections.

Our NICET Certified technicians provide exceptional training in the completion of all phases of testing and maintenance. They also bring an all-important, up-to-date understanding of the local and state codes that apply to your systems. Their goal is to keep your equipment at peak performance and your facilities code compliant

So whether your facility is an apartment building, condo association, nursing home, CBRF, school, college, university, hospital, office building, strip mall or industrial, Guetzke & Associates can ensure life safety system compliance.

Fire Detection & Alarm Systems

For many facilities, a fire detection and alarm system provides additional security for protecting people, products, documents, and equipment. These systems will provide early detection while preventing false alarms. To ensure continued efficient and effective operation of a system, a program of regular inspection, testing, and maintenance is required. A variety of national, state, and local codes applies, depending on the type of facility, occupancy, and hazard classification.

The following National Fire Protection Association publication serves as the basis for detailing minimum requirements:

  • NFPA 72 – National Alarm Code

Sprinkler Systems

One of the most widely used fire protection systems is the sprinkler system. Having a building completely protected by a fire sprinkler system is one of the best ways to avoid losses due to fires. These systems require a program of regular inspections, testing, and maintenance. National, state, and local codes apply, depending on the type of facility, occupancy, and hazard classification.

The following National Fire Protection Association publication serves as the basis for detailing minimum requirements:

  • NFPA 25 –Standard for inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection

Fire Suppression Systems 

Foam fire suppression systems are a necessity for many areas where water fire suppression and sprinkler systems are not enough.  These materials are available in many different forms, each that is best fitted to a particular use and situation. Foam fire suppression and fire protection materials prevent ignited liquids from dispersing, unlike water, and also coat the surrounding area to prevent the fire from spreading.

The following National Fire Protection Association publication serves as the basis for detailing minimum requirements:

  • NFPA-13 - Standard for inspection, Testing and Maintenance

Fire Extinguishers & Hoses

Fire extinguishers and hoses are the foundation for every effective Fire Protection solution when installed and properly maintained.

The following National Fire Protection Association publication serves as the basis for detailing minimum requirements:

  • NFPA 10 – Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers

  • NFPA – Care, Use and Testing of Fire Hose

The five basic requirements for compliance are:

  1. Providing Appropriate Equipment

  2. Monthly Inspections

  3. Annual Maintenance

  4. Record Keeping

  5. Training and Education

Emergency & Exit Lighting

Emergency and Exit Lights are the most critical in ensuring that all occupants find safe exit during an emergency.

The following National Fire Protection Association and OSHA publications serve as the basis for detail for detailing minimum lighting requirements:

  • NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code Sections 7.8 and 7.9

  • FPA 70 –National Electrical Code

  • SHA 29 CRF 1910.35 – 1910-38

The four basic requirements for compliance are:

  1. Appropriate emergency and exit lighting installed

  2. Monthly Inspection

  3. Annual Testing and Maintenance

  4. Record Keeping

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