Accurate Recharge, seemed to be private and local. They show up on time and they are reasonably priced, so we take them for granted, much like Marvin's Window Cleaning Service, with whom we are also happy.
Just a week before our fire inspector showed up, to make sure everything was ok. Since Accurate had showed up last year, I was pretty confident they would come again, but I marked it on my calendar to double check. And I don't know about you, but I find that every time you get a new inspector, they try to find something the last inspector didn't. Fortunately this was her second trip so we knew we had everything correct. We showed her our five fire extinguishers (down from six, a previous inspector said that one of them wasn't necessary, as it was very close to another), our exit signs (Accurate changed two batteries) and our fire exits, which were all clear. We got a monthly checklist to test the signs. The smoke alarm system is done by our building.
And that is probably the first bookseller blog post about fire inspections you've probably read, unless I wrote about it another year. I'm pretty sure I never before posted Accurate's advertisement, so now I will, to ensure this post really offers something new.
What, no fire drill? It was the highlight of elementary school, especially when the class was particularly boring or I'd forgotten my homework.