Over 5 years ago I became responsible for my church's buildings. That included insuring that our building's fire suppression equipment was in compliance with code. The fire inspector in Pickens, SC, briefed me on the inspection requirements. Our church building used to be a restaurant. It's kitchen was equipped with a halon type hooded automatic fire suppression. Together we perused the relevant NFPA document and found that non commercial kitchens were excepted from the commercial 2 times a year inspection standard. Our application called for a once a year inspection.
The fire inspector for the fire dept has changed this year. He is insisting that our church meet the commercial standard. What is the truth? Of course, it may be the standard has changed .