The Phoenix Fire Code requires that all fire protection systems be inspected and tested by a contractor licensed by the State of Arizona who is a current qualified contractor approved by the Phoenix Fire Department to work on that particular fire protection system. It shall be the responsibility of the system owner to ensure that these requirements are met. Fire protection systems normally operate in standby mode and become active in emergency conditions. Failures are not always detected until the system is operated. Regular testing is intended to verify the operational condition of the equipment.
FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
INSPECTION, TESTING, AND MAINTENANCE
A system is only as effective as the ITM (Inspection, Testing and Maintenance) program that is used to keep it running once a building is occupied.
The Phoenix Fire Department was receiving these ITM reports via postal mail or email from contractors. These paper-based reports required many fire
department staff hours sorting and reviewing each report and then responding appropriately.
On December 1, 2019 the Phoenix Fire Department partnered with Brycer LLC (Ordinance G-46120) to provide an Internet-based tool that allows the Phoenix Fire Department to track and drive inspection and testing code compliance, reduce false alarm activity, and provide a safer community for our residents. This tool, The Compliance Engine, has proven to increase the number of fire protection systems being testing and repaired by as much as 72% in jurisdictions utilizing it*.
For questions please contact our Compliance Program Partner BRYCER LLC at 630-413-9511 or via email at email@example.com
You can also email the Phoenix Fire Department at PFD.ITM@Phoenix.gov