Fire Protection Systems Inspections

Ensures effectiveness of fire protection systems by performing inspections and testing.

Page updated on Jun 30, 2021 at 10:55 AM

The FPS inspection team conducts inspections, testing, and system commissioning for all new, upgraded, and altered fire protection systems. These systems include fire sprinklers, fire pumps, standpipes, suppression systems, fire hydrants, fire alarms, detection, smoke control, and access control systems.

The Fire Protection Systems unit operates with three full-time FPS Inspectors.

Fire Protection Systems Inspection and Testing Protocol

If you have any questions or concerns please email the FPS inspection team at bernard.bickham@alexandriava.gov or jared.fishback@alexandriava.gov .


Hours of Operation

  • New Systems inspectors are on duty weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


New System Scheduling

  • Fire Protection Inspection Scheduling
  • Inspections may be scheduled online using the new APEX System. Click on APEX logo below. Once on the page click on the step by step document entitled "How to request inspections".
    APEX Logo large image 
  • Inspections requested after 2:00 PM will not be reviewed until the next business day.

The Department of Code Administration no longer performs retesting of existing fire protection systems. Retesting is now performed by the Fire Department. Please use the link below if you would like to schedule a retesting inspection.


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