Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Finding a Reputable Fire Inspection Company

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Unfortunately there are companies throughout Canada and even right here who currently operating outside of Fire Code, which means sourcing the right company to handle your inspections and installations is more important than ever.

With the recent news that the City of Toronto’s Auditor General’s Report found that buildings from City Hall and Union Station and downtown daycares and care homes all suffered from a lack of compliance around fire safety standards, it’s more important than ever to do your due diligence when choosing a fire protection company.

Follow these simple steps to find a fire protection company who is trustworthy and reliable:

Source Local Fire Protection Companies

Many business owners work with fire protection companies whose offices are out-of-province, or even have head offices outside Canada!

This choice can be problematic because a responsible fire protection agency needs to be plugged in to the local laws and fire safety standards. Even if a company’s head office is in a different city, make sure that they have “satellite” offices in your city, town, or municipality so you can be sure they’re meeting every fire safety standard.

Prioritize Customer Service

Customer service in the fire protection industry is critical because lives and livelihoods are at stake when a building turns out to be noncompliant.

Additionally, you want to make sure that you can trust their team of technicians to respond promptly during an emergency, and who will work diligently in order to get the job done so you can get back to running your business.

Work with Versatile Companies

It’s not enough to have a fire protection company who comes in and inspects your fire extinguishers, fire alarms, sprinklers, or even your emergency lighting; your fire protection company should be able to handle any installations, inspections, and repairs needed to keep your business protected in the event of a fire.

For instance, while large buildings must have a standard fire alarm system, sprinkler system, (or a special hazard fire protection system, depending on the business) buildings that house businesses like restaurants may also have additional needs, such as ANSUL Fire Suppression systems which must be inspected and maintained frequently.

Look for Experience and Certifications

This should go without saying, but take your time to research potential fire protection companies and make sure that they have the experience and qualifications necessary to provide the level of professional service needed to meet fire codes and standards.

For instance, Bison Fire Protection has been servicing the Winnipeg market since 2001, which means we have 17+ years’ experience working with local business owners and understanding the rules and regulations surrounding fire safety in the province of Manitoba. Bison has also sat on several regulatory committees’ to ensure a balanced approach from industry stake holders. We currently sit on several industry and business Boards of Directors. This keeps us on top of trends and prepared when changes to our industry are proposed.

Additionally, as part of our commitment to you, our customer, we ensure that all Bison Fire Protection staff are trained and certified by each of our suppliers, as is required by the fire code. This investment in our staff pays dividends to you in efficient effective service. Experience has shown that customers prefer experts in their buildings. 

Finding a reputable fire inspection company can feel like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to!  Contact us today by calling 866-441-3473 today to provide qualified and professional fire safety services in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson, Kenora, Regina, and Saskatoon.


Posted by Rob Read at 10:37 AM


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