WJE Primer: Property Condition Assessments - Fire Alarm and Emergency Communication Systems


Whether purchasing an existing building or preparing a capital improvement plan, understanding the condition and potential remaining useful life of a building’s fire alarm and emergency communication systems is essential. Not only are these systems key to a facility’s life safety and business continuity program, they are expensive to replace and require regular maintenance to ensure they will perform when needed.

In this article, fire protection expert Tim Costello discusses how fire alarm and emergency communication systems should be a key focus when seeking to understand the condition of a property to be purchased, leased, or simply maintained.

This is the first in a series of WJE Fire Protection Primers that will be published to our website. Want to get more timely and valuable fire protection advice? Subscribe to WJE News by clicking here, and you will get e-mails when every new article is posted.