Testing and Inspection
Fire Pumps

What are the testing and inspection requirements?

NFPA 25 requires that each fire pump system be visually inspected each year to verify that it appears to be in good operating condition and free of physical damage.  The fire pump must be full flow tested annually to verify water supply and to check pump operating performance characteristics.  Weekly run tests are also required to be conducted.  Some pumps require 30 minute runs and others require only 10 minutes each week.  Electronic interfaces such as water flow and tamper switches are required to be tested semi-annually.  Other items such as gauges and check valves have special requirements every 5 years.