An important component to maintaining fire life safety (FLS) systems are fire smoke dampers (FSDs), Smoke Dampers, (SDs), and fire dampers (FDs) which are located at duct penetrations through fire rated assemblies such as walls, ceilings, and floors.
At critical healthcare facilities, testing these components is routinely enforced. AHJs have been broadening enforcement efforts to all types of sites, including assisted living and acute care facilities with directions to identify, test, and document the functional operation of these devices.
Discuss changes in enforcement for different types of facilities
Review typical fire life safety agreement services and periodic requirements. Identify what maybe missing from your maintenance agreements
Discuss why damper and fire alarm relay devices need to be regularly tested using project examples
Identify best practices in setup, ongoing maintenance testing, access, and record documentation