• Document No.

  • Inspection Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location

Control Panel

  • Verify AC circuit is dedicated and labeled so that the owner can find it. Turn off and sound the audiovisuals. This is a good time to do a walk- thru to check each audiovisual and test the battery on full load for 5 minutes; 15 minutes for voice evac.

  • If system is monitored over phone lines, verify there are two. Unplug one and verify system trouble. Performance based transmission means will be considered.

  • With AC power restored, unplug 1 battery lead.

  • Compare calculated size of batteries in submittal to actual batteries installed.

  • Tag system when the inspection is certified. Add manuals and AL fire alarm permit number in panel.

  • Provided Record of Completion and place one copy in the panel.

Field Devices

  • Blow canned smoke on at least one detector.

  • Pull at least one pull station. Verify any special tool is on hand to reset. (48")

  • Using a magnet or test switch, trip a duct smoke detector and watch fan shut down.

  • Remove smoke detector head from base to verify trouble annunciation.

  • Ask installer to remove a wire from one randomly selected audiovisual.

  • Create a ground fault on system. Separately, verify operation of audiovisuals (proper height), including sync strobes. When silenced, both horns and strobes should stop.


  • Remember, 90 seconds for transmission from location to central station, then 90 seconds for operator to contact dispatch.

  • Ensure central station has valid address that dispatch agrees with. Who is responding authority?

  • Ensure central station has accurate phone for contacting dispatch agency. ( Baldwin Central: 251-947-4911)

  • Discuss how much information should be sent to the dispatcher and trucks.

Sprinkler Devices

  • All sprinkler devices are tested with both sprinkler and fire alarm contractor present.

  • Turn off each valve, watch for supervisory and restore, flowing water for wet alarm, partially bleeding air for low supervisory, and full alarm for dry system flow.


  • Fire Protection Contractor

  • Foley Fire Inspector

  • Fire Alarm System Approved.

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