Weekly Fire Pump Testing

While not known to many, fire pumps could be considered to be the most critical piece of fire protection equipment installed at a facility or on a site. Fire pumps are used to increase water pressure when local supply isn’t strong enough to effectively fight a blaze that could be on a large scale depending on the location. Fire pumps and fire pump boosters can both be effective depending on the water source(s) nearby and the specific application.

The size and pressure of various fire pumps are measured in gallons per minute, and can typically range from 25 gpm to 5,000 gm and between 50psi and 125psi in pressure.

With such a vital piece of equipment in use to ensure you and your home or business’ fire safety, it’s even more vital that the necessary steps are taken to make sure that the unit is functioning properly.

Testing your Fire Pump

It’s the recommendation of International Fire Equipment that your fire pump is tested weekly. In executing these tests, it’s ideal to test both the automated start system (if applicable) and the manual system. In doing so, you can ensure that your pump will still be effective given various power situations. Testing the pumps with no water flow will not harm the system, and will again ensure that should the time come, your unit is prepared to do its job. Again while these fire pump tests should ideally be executed weekly, it’s also a good idea to try and do a full test with actual water on a yearly basis.

Fire pumps (again, all types) should be inspected (and started) at least weekly to check the general condition of the pump, driver, and controller. The inspections should include the pump itself, bearings, stuffing boxes, water supply suction and discharge, strainers, pump running and power off alarms, and fuel/power supplies.


International Fire Service is certified to test your Fire Pump on a regular basis, and our professional technicians are ready and waiting to service your unit! If you have questions about your existing system or the installation of a new system, don’t hesitate to call us at +1 (510) 237-5000. We look forward to hearing from you about your weekly fire pump testing!


Fire Hydrant Testing & Inspection

Fire hydrant testing & inspection continues to be pivotal in ensuring that communities, housing tracts, commercial areas, and other populated areas can remain safe and ready to promptly address fires, should they arise. International Fire Safety has a number of state-of-the-art tools and techniques, used by our trained technicians to ensure that clients needing fire hydrant testing & inspection have all of their needs met and exceeded.

Our fire hydrant testing & inspection services are available to all of the regions that we serve with other products and services, included the cities of Alameda, Albany, American Canyon, Antioch, Atherton, Belmont, Belvedere, Benicia, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

Our testing & inspection methods are designed to ensure that your hydrant(s) are properly maintained, checked, and will meet all required safety codes. When servicing your unit or region, we’ll also make notations of what was done, what is needed at the next inspection, and also verify with you an optimal time for the next inspection.

Call us today at +1 (510) 237-5000 to schedule an inspection!

Fire Hydrant Testing & Inspection | International Fire Equipement

Mobile Fire Suppression Systems

All vehicle fire systems are required to be inspected regularly and maintained to avoid mishaps and accidents, given the dangerous nature of operating vehicles, fuel sources, and drivers/operators. These regulations and precautionary measures are equally as important, if not more so, for operators of vehicles or autos with food or cooking apparatuses installed.  The highly trained technicians of International Fire Service can provide just the right mobile fire suppression system to your food truck or catering vehicle.

In addition to providing the fire extinguisher(s) needed to ensure the safety of your vehicle at all times, IFE Service can assess your food truck or catering vehicle, and collaborate with you to install the perfect catering fire system or food truck fire system.

The last thing any restaurant/food & beverage proprietor wants to deal with is damage of cooking materials or injury to self or employees, and this danger only increases when working regularly around open flames. Ensure both the safety of your staff and mobile food operation by calling International Fire Service for a quote on your mobile fire suppression system.

Call: +1 (510) 237-5000

International Fire Service | Mobile Fire Suppression Systems

Sacramento Fire Extinguishers

International Fire Equipment is proud to be the premier service provider to Sacramento and the surrounding areas, in addition, the San Francisco/bay area. With extensive experience from our bay area operations, we’re happy to be servicing customers and providing inspection, replacement, and issuance of fire extinguishers in Sacramento, West Sacramento, Davis, and multiple other Northern California destinations.

For full descriptions of our Sacramento Fire Extinguisher offerings, call us at +1 (510) 237-5000

We look forward to continuing to provide great sales and service to our valued Sacramento customers, so call us for all of your fire extinguisher and fire safety needs today!

San Francisco Fire Equipment

There are thousands of business, institutions, and facilities in the San Francisco/Bay Area that regularly need sales, service, and installation of fire equipment. International Fire Equipment is proud to have been the premier supplier meeting these needs since 1976. Our passion is San Francisco Fire Equipment, in addition to servicing the surrounding areas and leaving your clients happy and satisfied (in addition to compliant).

Our San Francisco Fire Equipment services include (but are not limited to) fire sprinkler systems, kitchen fire suppression systems, fire equipment rental, etc.

In addition to providing Fire Equipment to San Francisco, we also provide services to the following areas in and around San Francisco:

• City of Alameda
• City of Albany
• City of American Canyon
• City of Antioch
• City of Atherton
• City of Belmont
• City of Belvedere
• City of Benicia
• City of Berkeley
• City of Oakland

We look forward to providing all of the fire equipment needed for your business. Give us a call today! +1 (510) 237-5000