Frequently Asked Questions

According to NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, fire pumps need to be inspected weekly or monthly depending on the type of pump and other factors. Electric fire pumps can be inspected monthly, except for some cases where they need to be inspected weekly. Diesel fire pumps need to be inspected weekly

Reg 4 was created by the Los Angeles Fire Department to ensure proper functionality of buildings fire systems and equipment. Depending on the type of your building and its required Fire System, Reg 4 has to be done periodically: Fire sprinklers and Standpipe are tested every 5 years,  Fire Alarms, Fire Doors, Fire Escapes, Emergency Generators, Fire Pumps, Stored Electrical Energy and PRV need to be checked annually, while other systems may have to be tested twice a year. 

We at Affordable Fire Services are licensed to perform every Fire Protection testing and maintenance, critical elements to guarantee safety and to stay up to code.

Regulation 4 testing is determined by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) based on the type and frequency of fire protection systems and devices installed in a building. Building owners or managers must contact a certified tester provider like Affordable Fire Services to arrange and conduct the test following the Chief’s Regulation No. 4 procedures. The test results must be submitted electronically to the LAFD within 7 days of the test. Any defects found in the equipment must be fixed and retested within 30 days of the first test.

You need to do fire alarm testing in Los Angeles to comply with the Chief’s Regulation No. 4 issued by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). This regulation requires certain types of fire protection systems and devices, including fire alarm systems, to be tested periodically by certified testers to ensure they are in proper working condition and comply with the fire code. The testing frequency for fire alarm systems in Los Angeles depends on the type and complexity of the system, but generally, you should do a weekly test of your fire alarms, a monthly inspection of your batteries, and an annual complete system diagnostic test. You should also contact a certified tester like Affordable Fire Services to schedule and perform your test and submit the test results electronically through the compliance engine within 7 days of the test.

Testing fire sprinklers is important to make sure they work correctly and can safeguard your building in case of a fire. Regular inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems is crucial to ensure that these systems remain operational. The National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 25 standard outlines the minimum requirements for inspecting, testing, and maintaining water-based fire protection systems.

Yes! We are licensed by LAFD to perform any Reg 4 and Title 19 testing, so don’t hesitate to call us at (310) 746-3653 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. if you need more information or a quote. You can also reach our 24/7 emergency response number at (424) 392-4545. We are always on the line to better serve you! 

With years of experience in the fire safety industry and a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest fire safety codes and regulations, Affordable Fire Services is well-equipped to ensure the safety of its clients and their properties. Serving Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County, we are a trusted provider of fire safety services in the region. Rob Gunnett, the CEO and founder of Affordable Fire Services and its sister company Fire Pump R US, is dedicated to providing top-quality fire safety services to his customers. His commitment to earning the trust of customers and authorities and making fire safety a top priority in everyone’s property is commendable. 

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