The architect and life safety engineers design a fire
suppression system for your building, and regular maintenance ensures a more
reliable system. When properly installed and maintained, fire doors provide
both passive and active fire suppression. If they are not properly installed
and maintained they can prove to be useless and adversely affect the reasoning
behind installing them in the first place.
The 2007 edition of NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and
Other Protectives makes mandatory the requirement to inspect fire doors and
maintain them in good working order, annually. It also requires building owners
to maintain a list of all fire doors and the inspection and test reports on
hand for review by the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). The operational
and visual inspections must be done by someone who is an expert in the subject
or has specific knowledge and understanding of all the components and
As of August 1st, 2009, AHJ's are enforcing the
NFPA 80 2007 code.
David Parker, the owner of DDH, was on the original task
force with DHI and worked to help implement the current NFPA 80 and NFPA 101
codes and also to develop the inspector course and its requirements. DDH cannot
only provide you with the expertise from many years of hands-on
troubleshooting, installation and repair of doors and related hardware, but we
are licensed to perform the inspections that are now required. We can make any
necessary repairs, improvements and adjustments where your annual AHJ
inspection is no longer a nightmare!
Give us a call to schedule an inspection or to evaluate your