Fire Safety Inspections

Fire Safety Inspection Program

The goal of the Fire Safety Inspection Program is to assist organizations in making their business a safe place for customers and employees. We also work to ensure that, if a fire were to occur, damage is limited as much as possible and our firefighters can operate efficiently and safely.

Common Hazards

Buildings are inspected depending on the type of business operating in the building as staffing allows. We have compiled a list of the most common hazards to assist you in preparing your business for a fire safety inspection. Feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with a fire safety inspector.
  1. Interior Hazards
  2. Electrical Hazards
  3. Exterior Hazards
  4. Fire Extinguishers
  5. Fire Sprinkler Systems
  6. Fire Alarm Systems

Interior Hazards

____ Do you have at least a thirty-six inch wide path to all of your exit doors?
____ Do your exit doors open freely, with little effort, and are they unlocked?
____ If equipped, are all fire doors able to close freely, and free of hold open devices?
____ If equipped, are all exit and emergency lights operating, including backup power?
____ Is storage contained so that nothing capable of burning is within two feet of the ceiling?
____ Do you have at least thirty six inches clear space around your furnace, water heater, and other heat-producing appliances?
____ Do you keep the area underneath exposed interior stairwells free of storage?
____ Are your walls and ceiling free of holes or missing acoustical tiles?
____ Do you have all compressed gas cylinders secured or chained so they can't fall over?
____ Are flammable liquids identified and stored in their original container?
____ Are utility shutoffs, fire alarm panels, and sprinkler controls easily accessible to firefighters in the case of an emergency?
____ Are utility shutoffs, fire alarm panels, and sprinkler controls clearly labeled?
____ Is your maximum occupancy posted?