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Fire Door Assembly Inspection

Thank you for visiting www.iDigHardware.com.  I am Lori Greene, and my role with Allegion is to provide education and support on the code requirements that affect door openings.  On this site you can find in-depth information about accessibility codes, fire door assemblies, life-safety and egress, as well as the code requirements for electrified hardware.

Fire door assemblies play an important role in protecting building occupants from the spread of smoke and flames.  Here’s a video all about fire door assemblies:

The rest of our whiteboard animation videos can be found on the Allegion Training page, or on the Videos page of iDigHardware.com.

Fire door assemblies are required by NFPA 80 to be inspected after installation, after maintenance, and annually, to ensure that they are functioning properly.  If you’d like to order any of our laminated fire door inspection cards, just drop me an email with your name, shipping address, and the quantity you need.  The cards measure 4 inches x 12 inches and contain information about the NFPA 80 requirements for fire door assembly inspections:

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Additional information on fire door inspection is available here:

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There are about 80 other articles about door-related codes on my Articles page.

You can also download the Allegion Code Reference Guide here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact your local Allegion representative.

25 Responses to “Fire Door Assembly Inspection”

  1. Carl Glebowski says:

    Hi Lori,
    I just read your post about the Fire Door inspection cards. Please send me 6 of these cards.

    Carl Glebowski(138)
    VA Medical Center
    619 South Marion Avenue
    Lake City, Florida 32025

  2. cda says:

    I got my envelope today and the laminated checklist is great.

    I got enough to pass to the building department!!!

    Thanks!!!

  3. Al Maalouf says:

    How often should the fusible links be replaced on a fire door?

    • Lori says:

      Hi Al –

      I don’t know, but I’ve asked our engineering department and I’ll let you know what they say.

      – Lori

  4. Jerry Schwarz says:

    chould you please send me 5 of the Fire Door Inspection cards Jerry Schwarz Health Park Medical Ctr 9981 Health Park Circle Ft Myers Fl 33908

  5. Frank says:

    Could you please send me 5 of the Fire Door Inspection cards. Thank you.

    Frank Jimenez
    2119 SW 195th Ave
    Miramar FL 33029

  6. Maruthi Ram says:

    Hi lori,

    Its great. I am trying to take Allegion products dealership since long time, nobody is turning up to discuss with me, even though I purchased a lot of Panic exit devices from Allegion. Pls send me full detailed information, and if any training classes available please let me know.

    Reply

  7. Jean Tessmer says:

    Send 6 cards please to Jean Tessmer
    PO Box 29
    Kula Hawaii 96790
    Thank you

  8. Donald Moeschet says:

    Hello Lori,

    Please send me 10 of the Fire Door Inspection Cards, thanks.

    Donald Moeschet
    Locksmith
    Engineering Dept.
    Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
    1638 Owen Dr.
    Fayetteville, N.C. 28304

  9. Rich McKie says:

    Hi Lori,
    I would appreciate it if you could send six of the cards my way.
    Rich McKie, Staff Locksmith
    School District 38
    5200 River Rd.
    Richmond, BC
    V7C 1A4 Canada

    Thanks very much!
    Rich

  10. Joseph Glaski says:

    Hi Lori,

    Just wanted to pass on this information for your blog..

    CMS had release their clarifications in regards to annual fire door inspections based on NFPA 80:2010.

    Ref: S&C 17-38-LSC

    Memorandum Summary
    • In health care occupancies, fire door assemblies are required to be annually inspected and tested in accordance with the 2010 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 80.
    • In health care occupancies, non-rated doors assemblies including corridor doors to patient care rooms and smoke barrier doors are not subject to the annual inspection and testing requirements of either NFPA 80 or NFPA 105.
    • Non-rated doors should be routinely inspected as part of the facility maintenance program.
    • Full compliance with the annual fire door assembly inspection and testing in accordance with 2010 NFPA 80 is required by January 1, 2018.
    • Life Safety Code (LSC) deficiencies associated with the annual inspection and testing of fire doors should be cited under K211 – Means of Egress – General.

    Healthcare Compliance Extension:
    CMS regulatory adoption of the 2012 LSC regulation was July 5, 2016, therefore the required annual door inspections and testing would be expected by July 6, 2017. However, considering the level of reported misunderstanding of this requirement, CMS has extended the compliance date for this requirement by six months. Full compliance with the annual fire door assembly inspection and testing in accordance with 2010 NFPA 80 is required by January 1, 2018.

    Hope you find this useful information or click on CMS web link at:

    https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-17-38-.pdf

    Sincerely

    Joseph A Glaski, MBA,FASHE,FDAI

  11. Joseph Glaski says:

    Hi Lori,

    Thought I would pass this information from CMS to you for your blog…

    Memorandum Summary:
    • In health care occupancies, fire door assemblies are required to be annually inspected and tested in accordance with the 2010 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 80.
    • In health care occupancies, non-rated doors assemblies including corridor doors to patient care rooms and smoke barrier doors are not subject to the annual inspection and testing requirements of either NFPA 80 or NFPA 105.
    • Non-rated doors should be routinely inspected as part of the facility maintenance program.
    • Full compliance with the annual fire door assembly inspection and testing in accordance with 2010 NFPA 80 is required by January 1, 2018.
    • Life Safety Code (LSC) deficiencies associated with the annual inspection and testing of fire doors should be cited under K211 – Means of Egress – General.

    Click on CMS web-link below fro full content

    https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-17-38-.pdf

    Sincerely

    Joseph A Glaski, MBA,FASHE.FDAI

  12. Michael Miller says:

    Hi Lori,

    Love your cards! Can you send me 10 to the following address?!

    M.Miller
    44 W Riverside Ave
    Spokane, WA 99201

    Thanks so much!

  13. Kristie Sudderth says:

    May I please have 10 Fire Door Inspection cards? Thank you so much!
    Kristie Sudderth, RN, BSN
    Columbia Surgery Center
    217 West Cataldo
    Spokane, WA 99201

  14. Anthony Giliberto says:

    Hi Lori, if you have any of those inspections cards left I would appreciate 10 if you have stock. Thank you.

    TONY’S LOCK & SAFE
    13465 HUNTINGTON ST.
    FONTANA CA. 92336

  15. Donald Moeschet says:

    Hi Lori, I received them, they look great. Thank you again.

  16. Don Funsch says:

    would love to have about 10 cards for the County of Santa Clara California
    thanx

    Don Funsch
    Commercial Mill and Builders Supply
    1210 Ames Ave.
    Milpitas, CA 95035

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