Having compliant fire doors is an NFPA code regulation that all healthcare facilities must meet on an annual basis. Effective July 5, 2017 The Joint Commission and CMS adopted the NFPA Life Safety 2012 code standards. Are your fire doors compliant and documented, thoroughly?
BRAND SERVICES is an industry leader in Smoke and Fire Door Inspections and Fire Door Repair services. Our full-time, trained, fire door inspectors and repair technicians are highly experienced and versed in this industry. Our team uses the most modern digital documentation systems to report all findings and repairs. All documentation is saved instantly on our server so you will have back up documentation indefinitely. The information is maintained as a living document to track all your doors on a continuous basis. BRAND’s system works in coordination with facility records so that BRAND can update and maintain your SOC documentation requirements. Leave the work to BRAND, so you are free to spend your time on other important matters. We are a total door compliance solution company.
For fire door repairs and fire door inspections in CT, MA, RI, VT, NH, ME, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DC, OH, VA and beyond, call BRAND SERVICES! Our core service area is focused on New England and the Mid-Atlantic Region; however, our work does expand Nation Wide for large volume projects.
BRAND is setting the bar for Fire Door Compliance. The newly adopted 2012 NFPA Life Safety Code requires healthcare facilities to adhere to NFPA 80, 2010 edition for Fire Doors.
NFPA 80 code 5.2.1 states: “Fire Door assemblies shall be inspected and tested not less than annually, and a written record of the inspection shall be signed and kept for review/verification by the AHJ.”
NFPA 80 code 188.8.131.52 states: “Functional testing of the Fire Door and window assemblies shall be performed by individuals with knowledge and understanding of the operating components of the type of door being subject to testing.”
It is our belief that the personnel that provides the Fire Door Inspections should be different than the personnel that provides the repairs.
BRAND’s Fire Door team is split into Fire Door Inspectors and Fire Door Repair Technicians. Each fire door team has their unique set of skills to either provide full door component inspections or repairs as each scope provides its own skill set. All our Fire Door Inspectors and Fire Door Repair Technicians have formal training and certificates of competency for NFPA 80. All of BRAND’s personnel are in-house employees.
Continuing education is a focus at BRAND. Seven of our door professionals passed their DHI COR 140 and CFDAI training. Pictured left to right, owner, John Chiangi, door professionals Jamie Zelno, Tom Ranieli, Ralph Mayo, Pierre Renaud, Brad Farris, Neil Gromel and Ken Mieczkowski and trainers Paul Baillargeon and Joseph Glaski.
All fire door inspections, fire door repairs, labeling and decommissions adhere to the full NFPA code(s). Reporting is generated in real time, digitally and uploaded into our server. Our reports are issued as a living document starting with each door’s first inspection. Each subsequent fire door inspection or fire door repair will be documented within this same report. This allows facility personnel and AHJ’s to see the history of each door in one document; creating a more convenient and less confusing way to track each door during its useful life. We also can add your door locations to your life safety prints.