Service and Inspection

Portable Extinguishers

Our service vehicles – “workshops on wheels” – can be dispatched for scheduled maintenance or for emergency service 24/7. We are experienced in the periodic inspection and testing of virtually all makes and models of fire protection equipment. Portable fire extinguishers must be inspected and tagged on an annual basis. Dry chemical fire extinguishers require special maintenance known as “6 Year Maintenance” which, as the name implies, requires a full internal inspection of the unit every six (6) years. This procedure includes removing and replacing the fire extinguishing agent. These units must be hydrotested every twelve (12) years. Carbon Dioxide (CO²) fire extinguishers do not require six (6) year maintenance but must be hydrotested every five (5) years. Please see National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 10, Portable Fire Extinguishers, for detailed information.

Fire Alarm Systems

Our highly trained technicians can inspect and service all types of alarm systems, whether they are in large industrial facilities or small office buildings. Our software system keeps a record of when inspections are due, so you never have to worry about being delinquent on required inspections.

We can also provide training in the proper use and maintenance of your system so in a fire situation everyone will be prepared to respond appropriately.

Fire Systems technicians are trained and prepared to inspect, troubleshoot and repair all addressable and conventional Fire Alarm panels and devices, regardless of the brand.

  • Smoke Detectors
  • Duct Detectors
  • Heat Detectors
  • Audio/Visual Horn Strobes
  • Pull Stations
  • Elevator Recall
  • Fire Door Release
  • Audibility / Intelligibility Sound Test
  • Rewiring
  • Ground Faults
  • Battery Load Test
  • Panel Troubleshooting and Repair

Range Hood Fire Suppression Systems

Kitchen fire suppression systems are pre-engineered, UL 300 compliant, automatic systems that protect the following areas:

  • Kitchen hoods
  • Ducts
  • Plenums
  • Filters
  • Fryers
  • Griddles
  • Range Tops
  • Broilers
  • Char-broilers and Woks

These systems must be inspected routinely in accordance with NFPA 17A. We perform all necessary inspections and maintenance on all types of kitchen hood systems.

Commercial cooking areas cannot afford the interruption in operation caused by a fire. Insurance statistics prove that if a restaurant has a fire, it may never reopen; those that do have lost time and money in the form of personal injury treatment, equipment replacement and higher insurance rates.

Vehicle-Specialty Suppression Systems

Inspections are performed using FESCO technicians, without sub-contracting. We do not depend on another company for our expertise; we use our own technicians to inspect and repair your vehicle fire suppression systems. We understand the importance of service after the sale. We also provide training on the operation and maintenance of your vehicle fire suppression system and a comprehensive inspection and preventative maintenance program.

Exit and Emergency Lighting

These battery-backed lights activate automatically to illuminate exit corridors when a building loses power. Our technicians can inspect, test, repair, and replace exit and emergency lighting devices while performing other fire protection inspections.

Testing Procedures

  • 90 Minute full function test
  • Disconnect AC power supply to each emergency light
  • Check battery and lens for sulfation
  • Clean each emergency light and lens as required
  • Adjust beam for proper alignment
  • Place testing label on the emergency light and record in testing log

Troubleshooting/repair which may also include:

  • Check and adjust charging system voltage
  • Check battery output voltage
  • Check line voltage to remote fixtures

FESCO provides Fire & Safety Equipment to customers in Louisville, KY and the surrounding communities.