A common question that all LFTS Operators ask themselves is
“Do we really need to have inspections as often as NFPA Mandates?”
The answer is “Yes”.
NFPA 1403 mandates that every Live Fire Training Structure must be evaluated by a licensed professional engineer with live fire training structure experience and expertise. The frequency of said inspections is based on a schedule tied to usage. At a minimum LFTS must be evaluated not less often than every three years and usually more often than that.
• Compliance with this Standard is a mandated requirement of NFPA. These inspection requirements were created foremost to preserve the safety of the firefighter student during training. A properly run inspection program is a key factor in determining the current condition of your training facilities as well as providing a realistic approach to reaching an ongoing preventative maintenance program.
• Key to having a safe Live Fire Training Structure is having periodic evaluations from a trusted impartial source that is qualified to judge and assess what is a danger to participants.
• Fire Safety & Inspection Services LLC is that source. Fire Safety & Inspection Services LLC will help you to become fully compliant with these standards. We will inspect and report on the condition of your fire training structure as well as make recommendations that will help you lower maintenance expense, minimize down time and improve the scope of your training program.
Inspection History Plaque, (IHP) With Tags
IHP is 24-gauge Stainless Steel, laser etched, and completely weatherproof. The tags or labels are UV resistant vinyl with permanent coloring and adhesive. The plaque is installed by us on the main entry door with stainless steel pop rivets insuring that it will remain in place. The plaque contains the specific language from NFPA 1403 about the frequency for periodic inspections. The benefit to the client is they get a permanent memorial for all to see chronicling the inspection history for that particular structure. The Instructor-in-Charge can refer to it to insure that the structure is in compliance with NFPA 1403without having to contact the AHJ, (Authority Having Jurisdiction) for that structure to see if it is in compliance. The plaque and tags are provided free as part of our service.