Inspections, Service and Maintenance


Burtell Fire Protection has the ability to provide inspections, service and maintenance for your fire sprinkler system that meet or exceed all National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding customer service through organization, personnel and experience. Customer service is one of our core values and we firmly believe it's what makes our business successful.

Our "one call does it all" philosophy means we can provide both services, and our clients can save time and money by eliminating the coordination problems that can arise when dealing with multiple companies. We take out the middleman and handle all our clients' system needs from start to finish and beyond. After the first inspection is complete, we add their system information to our database, inform them of any problems, maintain their system data and advise them of scheduling requirements for future inspections. Our clients have the comfort of knowing that when their system needs inspections or an emergency arises, they can simply call 406-652-7697 for a prompt response.

Burtell Fire Protection can provide inspections based on a quarterly, semi-annual, annual, three-year, five-year, 10-year basis, depending on system requirements and those set by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

  • Inspecting under the guidelines set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 25 Standards for the inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems. NFPA 25 is the codebook with guidelines that insurance companies and local authorities follow. Coverage varies based on the system and type of inspection
  • Testing the main drain and tag each riser with results and alarm times including static and residual water pressure
  • Inspecting, testing and recording antifreeze system results to determine freeze point
  • Trip testing dry pipe valves as well as testing quick opening devices and drain low points (if applicable)
  • Inspecting all visual sprinkler heads for proper temperature ratings, damage, corrosion or obstructions
  • Inspecting fire department connections to ensure they meet requirements with local fire departments
  • Testing supervisory, local and electric alarms for proper operation
  • Private hydrant testing by opening and allowing the flow of water at least one minute, if required by owner
  • Filing applicable reports with state agencies and local municipalities
  • Furnishing a detailed report that outlines the inspection results and any deficiencies
  • Arranging a licensed sprinkler fitter to work on the system and correct any deficiencies
  • Tagging devices
  • Database tracking including inspection history with dates, billings, time, past deficiencies and past technical assistance