Emergency and exit path lighting

Emergency and exit path lighting are mandatory in all commercial buildings. Your employees and customers need to safely move around your facilities during a power failure. Emergency lights, exit signs, and panic doors play a crucial role in guiding your employees and customers to safety.

Academy Fire® offers national life safety programs in accordance with NFPA Life Safety Code 101. We inspect and service the emergency exit lighting and panic alarm devices at each of your locations, oftentimes bundled with our annual fire extinguisher maintenance program.

The life safety code mandates that your illumination system works for a minimum of 90 minutes when called to do so. You are also required to provide documentation that this test has been completed.


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  • Code compliance
  • 90-minute testing / push-button testing
  • Bulb and battery replacement
  • Emergency /exit light installations
  • Panic alarm / exit bar testing & installation
  • Preventative maintenance and service programs
  • Nationwide coverage
  • Dedicated account managers
  • Automated custom reporting
  • Dual coast call centers
  • KPI’s and SLA metric management

Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance Schedule


  • Ensure emergency lighting is in its designated place
  • Inspect housing for physical damage
  • Conduct push test switch for 30 seconds
  • Verify lamps are illuminated and aimed in correct direction
  • Maintain monthly log for inspection by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ)

Every Year

  • Conduct a thorough examination of the unit
  • Test the battery and lighting system for the required 90 minutes
  • Check the condition and voltage of the battery and verify manufacturer date
  • Check AC/DC lamps or bulbs for damage and proper operation
  • Verify charging circuit is operational and working properly
  • Apply emergency lighting test label to each light upon completion

Inspection Process

Inspection Process

During your Emergency Light inspection, we will:

  • Inspect the lighting system to determine whether it is in service and in satisfactory condition in accordance with NFPA standards
  • Conduct a complete test of the lighting system to ensure it will illuminate a minimum of 90 minutes (OSHA, NFPA and NEC minimum standards)
  • Adjust the PC board float voltage to ensure extended life of the batteries and other key components
  • Inspect all bulbs and lamp heads to ensure they are operational and meet lighting requirements
  • Clean all battery terminals and leads
  • Survey the emergency lights and exit signs for proper placement
  • Check the energy efficiency of the bulbs and lamps
  • Tag or label devices as required and perform all required record keeping
  • Identify potential detrimental site conditions that could compromise the performance of mechanical and/or electronic components of the system
  • Compile a complete report of the inspection, explaining any deficiencies and recommending corrective action in accordance with recognized codes for care and maintenance


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