Backflow Prevention Devices

By: Banff Fire  09-12-2011

A "Cross Connection" is any actual or potential connection or structural arrangement between a public or private potable water system and any other source or system through which it is possible to introduce into any part of the potable system any used water, industrial fluids, gas or substance other than the intended potable water with which the potable system is supplied.  Examples are Sprinkler Systems, Boilers, Irrigation Systems and Swimming Pools.

The term "Backflow" means any unwanted flow of used or non-potable water or substance from any domestic, industrial or institutional piping system into the pure potable water distribution system.

A "Backflow Prevention Device" is used to protect water supplies from contamination or pollution.

Many Municipalities require that Backflow Prevention Devices be installed and tested annually.  This information can be found by checking your local bylaws.


Our technicians are certified testers and our testing equipment is calibrated annually. 

Should you have any questions, would like a , or to schedule installation or testing of a Backflow Prevention Device, please .

Other products and services from Banff Fire


Commercial Fire Alarms

Annual Mainenance & Testing ~ In order to keep your facility up to National Fire Code regulations {NFPA 72}, you must have your system tested annually by a qualified service personnel (NFPA 72. All fire panels and parts are installed by a certified technician. We sell and install various parts for all brands of fire panels. We install Notifier® brand fire panels.


Commercial Fire Extinguisher Services

Once this is complete and the shell appears to be in good condition, the hose is removed and checked to ensure proper airflow, the pressure gauge is checked for appropriate pressure, the pull pin is tested to ensure proper operation and a new tamper seal is put in place. Recharge ~ if for any reason your extinguisher has been discharged, or the pressure gauge is low, we will refill with powder if required and re-pressurize the cylinder.


Commercial Kitchen Services

Annual or Semi-Annual Maintenance & Testing ~ Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems are due for testing at a minimum of 6 month intervals by a properly trained, qualified, and certified person. Please note that we do not offer commercial cleaning services for your exhaust hoods, however, we would be happy to help you find someone who can.



If you are interested in a product that we don’t carry on a regular basis, please let us know as we are happy to make special orders. Class A - Ordinary Combustible Material Class B - Flammable Liquids Class C - Electrically Energized Equipment. Multi-Purpose Dry Chemical Extinguisher Class ABC. We carry a wide variety of products for sale.



If you have a fire in your basement, the smoke detector downstairs can activate the one outside of your bedroom to wake you up and get you out. Both battery operated and hard wired devices are available, as well as devices that communicate with one another. If your extinguisher is for home use only, we suggest that you check the pressure gauges monthly.