Fire & Life Safety Services

A Houston, Texas-based fire and life safety systems testing expert

sic3.jpgSCI and its professionals hold a substantial amount of industry certifications and we participate actively in the work of virtually every leading industry regulatory and standards organization serving the commercial property, research, and medical communities. 

As a result, we not only keep our standards expertise up to date, but also are involved as consultants in reviewing and commenting on new and revised codes that will affect you in the future. So whether you want to install a new system or retrofit an old one, we can help you meet current compliance requirements while positioning you to make cost-effective responses to tomorrow’s changing environment. 

Our vast knowledge and experience in HVAC systems, and how they are vital components in fire and life safety systems, ensures that not only are we testing and repairing your fire and life safety systems correctly, but we understand how these systems interact.

Fire & Life Safety Services:

  • Damper inspection, testing, and repairs 
  • Damper cycle testing
  • Acceptance testing
  • Fire door inspection, testing, and repairs
  • Radiation fire damper inspection, testing, and repairs
  • Smoke evacuation system testing and repairs
  • Stairwell pressurization testing and repairs

Licensed fire and life safety experts

There’s simply too much at stake to not hire an absolute expert in fire and life safety systems. As a licensed mechanical contractor qualified in damper testing and smoke control systems, as well as various other life-safety related tasks, SCI’s experienced and certified personnel can test, verify, and repair any life safety system on the market today.

Texas Fire & Life Safety Code

The State of Texas has adopted the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code as the minimum standard for life safety systems and is enforced by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ’s) such as the Joint Commission, fire marshals, and insurance risk auditors.

The local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) may have its own codes and standards as well. It’s important to remember that a facility must be in compliance with the stricter of the two.

Fire & Life Safety Checklist

SCI has developed the following checklist to assist clients in determining if their facility is current with all NFPA 101 Life Safety Codes, and subsequent codes as required, in regard to Fire Life Safety Systems testing.

Answering “no” where applicable to any of these questions is an indication that your facility might be out of compliance. 

  • Have the Stairwell Pressurization System(s) been tested per NFPA 92A?
  • Have the Critical Room Smoke Evacuation System(s) been tested per NFPA 92A?
  • Have the Atrium Smoke Evacuation System(s) been tested per NFPA 92A?
  • Have the Fire, Fire/Smoke & Smoke Dampers been tested per NFPA 80?
  • Have the Fire Doors been tested per NFPA 80?
  • Do you have copies of all reports per NFPA 80 to present to the local AHJ?
  • Was the testing contractor licensed by the State of Texas?

SCI’s management team can also review your facility mechanical drawings or perform a survey to provide a plan going forward to achieve and maintain code compliance. 

We can inspect, test and perform necessary repairs, and our personnel can even replace dampers if required.

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