A lot is at risk when picking a fire protection company. From the makeup of your building to the overall safety of your employees, fire protection is the most important component of the safety to your business or home. Many business owners are too busy to navigate the fire protection requirements for their building or what is required to test and inspect systems. Selecting the right fire protection company to meet your individual needs will ensure that you are protected from the dangers of fire. Read on to learn more!
Fully-Trained and Certified Fire Technicians
When considering a potential fire protection company, ask if their technicians are certified. A certification from the NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology) certification is essential. Many jurisdictions require this certification for any technician working on commercial properties. NICET is also a fundamental certification used nationwide as an indicator of knowledge and experience. Many technicians at reliable fire protection companies are cross-trained in sprinkler and fire alarm systems and carry many other certifications or licenses such as:
- Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for managing hazardous materials and transporting pressurized cylinders
- State required fire protection licenses (i.e., sprinklers, fire alarm, and special hazards)
- Manufacturer-specific certifications for accessing programming software
Wide Range of Industries and Services Served
From heavy-duty machinery to commercial kitchens, the need for fire protection services varies. Fire protection companies specializing in only one field can be problematic for those who need various fire protection services. Qualified companies have multiple technicians trained in the following:
- Fire alarm
- Exit lighting
- Kitchen hoods
- Fire alarm monitoring
- Vehicle suppression
Years of Experience
As a company owner, you have a lot at stake when it comes down to fire protection. The fire protection company you hire must be knowledgeable in requirements dictated by fire marshals and various national standards. The longevity of your fire protection company is one of the most telling signs of a qualified and successful fire protection company. Fireline is a reliable resource for anything from training, engineering, inspections, installations, and maintenance for any of your fire protection needs!
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.