Emergencies seldom give warning before they strike. Thus, it is essential that fire protection equipment be inspected, tested, and maintained to be certain it is operable at all times. To accomplish this, management must establish an effective fire protection equipment inspection program that meets the minimum requirements of the guidelines set forth in NFPA 25.
Fire pump equipment, like all other equipment, deteriorates with time. It is also vulnerable to external influences such as corrosive environments, tampering, accidental damages, and careless use. Further, since fire pump equipment is used infrequently, it must be inspected and tested regularly to determine its condition, its operability, and its need for routine maintenance. Detecting an unsatisfactory condition prior to an emergency is far better than discovering it during the emergency.
All inspection report sheets and training information is included in the seminar. Those who will be conducting the weekly and monthly fire pump test will have "hands-on" training. Below is some of the specific inspection information included during the seminar.
Diesel Engine Condition
Oil Level in right angle gear drive normal
Crankcase oil level normal
Cooling water level normal
Electrolyte level in batteries normal
Battery terminals free from corrosion
Water-Jacket Heater Operation
Weekly Pump Observations
To this end, FireWater Services, Inc. will dispatch a qualified technician to conduct an on-site training seminar concerning your fire pump equipment that should be tested on a weekly and monthly basis by one of your company personnel. To request a management training session, call (281) 855-1970 or you may contact us on-line.
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