About Life Safety Inspections
Knoxville's Leading Fire Suppression Company
Life Safety Inspections LLC is your Fire Extinguisher Company serving Roane, Anderson, Knox (Knoxville), Blount, Jefferson, Sevier, Hamblin and Loudon. We are Knoxville’s Complete One-Stop Service. We offer all sales and service of fire suppression equipment (Ansul, Pyro Chem, Buckeye), commercial, industrial (Paint Booths) and fire extinguisher equipment, CO2, and Halotron and spot protection (spot sprinkler system) LSI is factory trained and certified to provide full service on all major brands of fire extinguishers, kitchen hood systems (Commercial), Pre-Engineer (Industrial) Paint Booth.
LSI is proud to be an American and this is why we only sell TOP GRADE Extinguisher, "Ansul", Amerex or Buckeye fire extinguishers. Buckeye is the ONLY extinguisher that is 100% made in America. LSI keeps current with yearly training at Certified schools and NFPA changes – which keeps you SAFE, no one else goes to school as much as we do. LSI does not want to become rich on one inspection or service (like others in this business), we want you for years to come. Maybe that is why LSI still has their original 100 customers. Our pricing reflects our respect for the hard working customer.
Careers at Life Safety Inspections
Career opportunities at Life Safety Inspections, LLC is not your “normal” business! Meaning; we treat everyone with a respect that has gone missing from the business world. Everyone at LSI has input to the direction we will go in.
Become Apart of a Live Saving Team
If you have a love in being a part of a growing “People” business; If you have a passion to keep people safe and educated of Life Safety devices; If you know you bring something to the table and your presence adds value to the LSI name / brand. Send in your resume’ and tell us how you can or will fit into our business format. It maybe a new idea that we have not thought of yet. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Fire Extinguisher Technician Responsibilities Include:
*Maintain, or repair fire systems, alarm devices, and related equipment.
*Keep informed of new products, fire codes and developments.Prepare documents such as work orders.
*Test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications.
*Test backup batteries, keypad programming, alarms, and all features in order to ensure proper functioning.
Skills & Requirements:
*Must be mechanically and electronically skilled.
*Experience in programming, electronics/technical education or NICET on CSA credentials a plus.
*Excellent Communication and Customer Service Skills.
*Must be a Non-Smoker with a Clean-Cut Appearance and a Positive Attitude.
*Possess a valid driver”s license and Good Driving Record.
*Ability to work flexible hours, rotating emergency call schedule, weekends and nights may be required.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often must I have my Fire Extinguishers Inspected?
It is the owners’ responsibility to inspect the fire extinguishers at a minimum of thirty day intervals. Fire extinguishers shall be inspected at more frequent intervals when circumstances require.
Fire extinguishers shall be subjected to maintenance at intervals of not more than 1 year, at the time of hydrostatic test, or when specifically indicated by an inspection or electronic notification.
Maintenance Record Keeping: Each fire extinguisher shall have a tag or label securely attached that indicates the month and year the maintenance was performed, identifies the person performing the work, and identifies the name of the agency performing the work.
Who is responsible for inspecting fire extinguishers?
The owner or designated agent or occupant of a property in which fire extinguishers are located shall be responsible for inspection, maintenance, and recharging.
Is the person inspecting my Fire extinguishers required to be Certified?
The certification of service personnel shall be required after August 17, 2008. (this requires a revert every 3 years from a Licensed training facility.) Not just State Licensed Person must go to a State accepted training school or class room to be CERTIFIED.
Who can inspect or service fire extinguishers?
A trained and certified person who has undergone the instructions necessary to reliably perform maintenance and has the manufacturer’s service manual shall service the fire extinguishers not more than 1 year apart.
How often are fire extinguisher inspections required?
A trained and CERTIFIED person…not more than a 1 year apart. Fire extinguishers shall be manually inspected when initially placed in service. Fire extinguishers shall be inspected either manually or by means of an electronic monitoring device/system at a minimum of 30-day intervals.
What is the policy on record keeping?
Where manual inspections are conducted, records for manual inspections shall be kept on a tag or label attached to the fire extinguisher, on an inspection checklist.
When should exit signs and emergency lighting be inspected?
Emergency lighting systems shall be inspected once a month for 30 seconds and once a year for 1 1/2 hours on battery power. (5) written records of these inspections and tests shall be kept by the owner for inspection by authority having jurisdiction.
How do I know if I have enough fire extinguishers?
The standard rule of thumb is a travel distance of no more than seventy-five feet for Class “A” hazards Answer: and fifty feet travel distance for Class “B” hazards.
These are general guidelines and can differ based on many factors. Fire Extinguisher spacing is addressed in NFPA 10 (Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers).
CLASS A: Fires with trash, wood, paper or other combustible materials as the fuel source.
CLASS B: Fires with flammable or combustible liquids as the fuel source.
Must I train my employees in the proper use of Fire Extinguishers?
Requirements: Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29, part 1910 (OSHA) section 157 paragraph g.1 & 2 states… “Where the employer has provided Portable Fire Extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting. The employer shall provide the education required in paragraph (g)(1) of this section upon initial employment and at least annually thereafter.”
Fire Systems, Inc. can help with the required training. Contact us for an onsite comprehensive training program.
Which extinguisher is required for a Commercial Kitchen?
Class K combustible cooking media fires typically involve kitchen appliances containing quantities of cooking greases or oils that present special hazard extinguishment and re-flash concerns. Only extinguishing agents having the ability to saponify and create a thick, heavy, long-lasting type of foam blanket upon the hot cooking media surface seal out the oxygen, cool the cooking media, and keep these fire situations out. The Class K listed fire extinguishers have effectively demonstrated the ability to address these commercial kitchen types of fire hazard situations.
Class K Fires – Class K fires are fires in cooking appliances that involve combustible cooking media (vegetable or animal oils and fats). Fire extinguishers for the protection of Class K hazards shall be selected from types that are specifically listed and labeled for use on Class K fires.
Existing dry chemical extinguishers without a Class K listing that were installed for the protection of Class K hazards shall be replaced with an extinguisher having a Class K listing when the dry chemical extinguishers become due for either a 6-year maintenance or hydrostatic test. Class K fire extinguishers shall be provided for hazards where there is a potential for fires involving combustible cooking media (vegetable or animal oils and fats).
Maximum travel distance shall not exceed 30 ft (9.15 m) from the hazard to the extinguishers.
What is the best fire extinguisher for Sensitive Electrical Equipment and High-value Assets?
There are several clean agent fire extinguishers on the market that are rated for class A, B and C class fires yet will not damage sensitive electrical equipment. These extinguishers leave no residue and require no clean up after discharge. Two examples are the Cleanguard FE 36 extinguisher (manufactured by Ansul) and the Halotron I (manufactured by Amerex).
Typical clean agent applications:
Data and document storage
Hospital operating rooms