Automatic fire extinguishing systems must be maintained and serviced at regular intervals to ensure proper operation during an emergency. In the event of a fire, these systems provide the first line of defense by providing protection to the building and the occupants.
The California Code of Regulations requires routine maintenance and service of automatic fire extinguishing systems. These regulations apply to all automatic fire extinguishing systems identified in Health and Safety Code Section 13195, and supervisory equipment attached to those systems.
Fire loss data reveals that properly installed and maintained automatic fire extinguishing systems control or extinguish building fires 96 percent of the time.