The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) requires annual testing of fire doors to demonstrate proper operation and full closure. As an authorized manufacturer’s distributor of rolling fire products our team of technicians can satisfy the testing requirements of NFPA 80 and assure that your fire doors are correctly functioning to automatically close and provide fire protection. When life and property safety are an issue for public buildings, schools, museums, and restaurants, we recommend annual drop testing.

The following paragraphs are as published in NFPA 80-Standard for Fire Doors and Fire Windows:

15-2.4.3 All horizontal or vertical sliding and rolling fire doors shall be inspected and tested annually to check for proper operation and full closure. Resetting of the release mechanism shall be done in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. A written record shall be maintained and shall be made available to the authority having jurisdiction. (Page 80-26)

15-2.5.3 Where a fire door, frame, or any part of its appurtenances is damaged to the extent that it could impair the door’s proper emergency function, it shall be repaired with parts obtained from the door’s manufacturer. Upon completion of repairs, the door shall be tested to ensure emergency operation and closing. (Page 80-27)

For more information on our drop test agreements please contact our service department at (845) 471.1130 or by email at service@dutchessoverheaddoors.com.

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