The testing of fire alarm systems depends on the type of systems you have and the requirements of your local AHJ (authority having juristiction), which is usually your local fire department. The minimum is an annual test of 100% of the system. When a sprinkler system  is included or in very large buildings, then the fire alarm is tested 25% quarterly with 100% sprinkler quarterly. The following is the form required by Boston Fire Department for final acceptance tests on new installations.


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