In the News: A Look at Fire Pump Operations & Maintenance: The “High Pressure” Lifestyle of a Fire Pump after Commissioning

If you recently commissioned a fire pump, a number of important steps have probably taken place, but what is next? After the initial installation, inspection, testing, commissioning, and overall service placement, who guides the next steps in operating and managing this critical system?

Answer: The owner. The owner is the responsible party that has to deal with the “high pressure” lifestyle of operating and maintaining a fire pump, after its initial commissioning.

Read the full article on Society of Fire Protection Engineers' website here.




Jodi Balido, PE, CFPS

Jodi has more than 13 years of experience in the fire protection industry having worked in multiple types of roles (including design, consulting, inspections, commissioning, product technical support, listings and approvals testing, owners rep, and risk management) and multiple types of projects (including commercial high rise, office, aviation, institutional, healthcare, government, military, and industrial such as power generation and natural gas liquefaction). He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Fire Protection through National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist through National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Jodi also sits as a principal member of the NFPA Building Service & Fire Protection Equipment technical committee that serves NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, and NFPA 5000, Building Construction & Safety Code.