Fire Door Drop Testing
Fire Door Drop Testing is required annually by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA 80). NFPA 80 is the Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. NFPA 80 covers basic requirements for maintenance of fire doors (opening protectives). Opening protectives include:
- Horizontally sliding doors
- Vertically sliding fire door
- Rolling steel doors
- Fire shutters and service counter fire doors
Insurance companies often enforce NFPA 80 to reduce their risk and yours. Fire is real and the risk is real. Properly working fire doors can save lives and property. Reduce your risk by ensuring your doors are properly applied, installed and tested. If you have fire doors and you are still reading this, your doors are probably not compliant. We have spent countless hours on training regarding PROPER installation and drop-testing. Over 90% of doors we test that we did not install fail to meet the guidelines. Unfortunately, the door industry has failed to properly train the majority of installers and service technicians. Dock & Door Tec is different. We recognize there are no gray areas with fire doors. It is a serious pass-or-fail/life-or-death situation. Don’t take chances. Rather than take your money and fail your doors, we:
- Offer a no-charge visit to do a visual inspection, performed by your account rep.
- Determine if your doors are serviceable and properly installed.
- Review your current application with you.
- Partner with you to develop and implement a plan that fits your needs.
- If you insist, we can send out technicians without first involving an account rep. But don’t say we didn’t warn you what the technician will find!
Once your doors are brought to a compliant standard, you will be supplied with proper signed documentation through DASMA and we can establish an annual drop test program. In many cases, we do this in conjunction with our Proactive Maintenance Program. If you want to find a company that will simply pass your fire doors even though they are probably not compliant, please call someone else. If you truly want to protect your employees and assets by ensuring your fire doors are compliant, contact us today.