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Q: Has there been an update to the definition of time by TJC/CMS? I'm looking at quarterly fire drills right now, but any changes/clarification on the definition for all intervals …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 15, 2020
Inspection & Maintenance (Fire Suppression SysFire PumpTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: Is it required to dropped power to your electric driven fire pump while it is running to ensure it starts back up and continues to run on emergency power? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 7, 2019
Fire PumpTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: How long is a grace period for the annual fire pump test to be past due? A: Well, technically, there is no grace period. Either you are compliant or …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 28, 2019
Fire PumpArticleTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: I have always tested my fire pumps on a weekly basis, but now I’ve heard from a consultant there is a new standard that says only a monthly run …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 6, 2018
Q&AFire PumpTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: Electric fire pumps needed to be run once a week. Then that was changed to once a month. Now the new NFPA 25 has the pump being run once …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 7, 2017
Q&ATesting (Fire Suppression Systems)Sprinklers

Q: I reside in California. Do I need a special license or certificate to perform monthly and quarterly sprinkler systems tests and/or inspections? Primarily, I am interested in main drain …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 4, 2017
Q&AFire PumpTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: I read where the annual fire pump test requires a 30-minute churn test but does not differentiate between a diesel or electric pump (as in the weekly test). NFPA …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 3, 2017
Q&AFire PumpTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: The Joint Commission standard for weekly testing of the fire pump only requires us to record the test date of the inspection. We were cited for not recording the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 18, 2016
ArticleTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)Sprinklers

I would like to do some research for an article that I want to write about and I am addressing this appeal to those of you who have an active role in …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 5, 2014
Q&AMain DrainTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)Sprinklers

Q: Where are main drain tests required to be done? This is a large medical facility with nine story towers. Several fire mains feed the various campus buildings. Is the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 7, 2014
Q&ATesting (Fire Suppression Systems)Sprinklers

Q: Where is the main drain test supposed to be conducted? Is it supposed to be at the sprinkler riser or low point drain? A: According to NFPA 25 Inspection, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 10, 2013
Q&AFire PumpTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)

Q: My sprinkler testing contractor is questioning the requirement that fire pumps are to be flow-tested annually at 150% load on emergency power. It's the emergency power requirement in question …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 18, 2013
Inspection & Maintenance (Fire Suppression SysArticleTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)Sprinklers

Main drain tests are required by section 9.7.5 of the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code, which requires sprinklers systems to be tested and maintained according to NFPA 25 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 28, 2012

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