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Guardian is a  fire testing laboratory with services designed to meet your evaluation needs.  We specialize in testing building products of all kinds, solid fuel-burning appliances, chimney liners or repair treatments and record keeping equipment.  Guardian tests to UL, ASTM, NFPA, CSA and ULC test standards for timed fire endurance, flame spread, safety and efficiency.

Guardian offers a listing and labeling program for your products.  We also have a Specialty Door program for oversized or “one of a kind” fire door assemblies.

Guardian’s field labeling service for on-site re-labeling of fire doors and frames is accepted by Authorities Having Jurisdiction and the Joint Commission.

Guardian can provide 3rd party factory inspection services.

Guardian Fire Testing Laboratories, Inc. is accredited to:   ISO 17025 as a fire testing laboratory; ISO 17020 as an Inspection Agency through ANAB/ANSI/ASQ/NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BOARD.

ANAB, our Accreditation Body (AB), is a signatory member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation's (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) and of the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation's MRA. These Arrangements ensure  that signatory members recognize each other’s Accreditations. Recognition of the Guardian mark on an international scale takes place because Guardian is accredited by an MRA signatory member.

ANAB, as an AB, also is a signatory member of the International Accreditation Forum’s (IAF) Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA)  This ensures mutual recognition of  the Certification programs accredited to ISO 17065 among the signatory ABs to the IAF MLA. Acceptance in world markets of accredited Certification Bodies (CBs) such as Guardian, is based on the IAF accreditations of the AB signatory members of the MLA.

Accreditations granted by IAF MLA signatories are recognized worldwide based on their equivalent accreditation programs, therefore reducing costs and adding value to business and consumers.

Accreditation Body members of IAF, such as ANAB are admitted to the MLA only after stringent evaluation of their operations by a peer evaluation team.

You can depend on the engineers, administrators, technicians, factory inspectors and field labelers from Guardian to provide you with attention focused on your needs.  Our immediate goal is to provide fast, efficient and courteous service for you in all the service categories.  Our ultimate goal is to ensure that standards for fire safety are met in the laboratory testing of products which are purchased by the consumer.  We hope to assist you in meeting these quality goals for your products.

President/COO: T.R. Drew Pearson, Test Div. Mgr. guardianfiretesting@gmail.com
Vice President/Treasurer/CEO: Lalit Kumar, PE - Product Certification Div. Mgr. s.kumar@firetesting.com
Secretary: Alok Kumar
Factory Inspection Div. Mgr., Laura Hinton laura_hinton_pe@cox.net
Administrative Div. Mgr., Louanne Pearson gftli@earthlink.net
Field Labeling Dept. Supervisor guardianfieldlabeling@verizon.net

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