Fire Protection Systems Inspections

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

Page updated on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:36 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.

If you have any questions or concerns please email the FPS inspection team at

Staff Directory

Hours of Operation

  • New Systems inspectors are on duty weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

New System Scheduling

  • Inspections may be scheduled by calling 703.746.4255. Calls will be returned within 1 business day.
  • Inspections can now be scheduled online by submitting a FPS Inspection Request.  All requests will be responded to within 1 business day.

Inspection & Test Procedures for New System Installations

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.