What is HVAC FLS

Professionals who take HVAC Fire Life Safety courses and pass a series of exams become ICB-certified HVAC Fire and Smoke Damper (FSD) Technicians, Supervisors or Contractors and/or Smoke Control Systems (SCS) Technicians, Supervisors or Contractors.

FSD professionals are properly and thoroughly trained to inspect, test, maintain and repair fire and smoke dampers according to National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards, helping to ensure that crucial safety features will work in an emergency.

SCS professionals are trained to inspect, test and maintain fire life smoke control systems such as pressurization fans. A properly functioning fan limits smoke from entering the stairwell and leaching into the building.

ICB-certified HVAC professionals possess the knowledge and skills required to inspect, test, maintain and repair fire and smoke dampers according to National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards, helping to ensure that crucial safety features will work in an emergency. They also stay abreast of technological advances and provide detailed documentation, reporting every inspection and function testing point procedure, including deficiencies.

These professionals possess the knowledge and skills required to inspect, test and maintain smoke control systems such as pressurization fans. A properly functioning fan limits smoke from entering the stairwell and leaching into the building. A fan providing airflow above design can over-pressurize the stairwell, preventing doors from being opened and potentially trapping occupants inside a burning building. Comprehensive inspection, testing, adjusting and balancing every six months helps maintain proper air pressurization at all times – and it’s required in the codes!

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