What are some of the things the Fire Marshall looks for when inspecting a business?
They are looking for safety hazards and to determine that your operations are in compliance with all federal, state, local codes or regulations. Some of the things they are looking for:
  • Dumpster in compliance for location and enclosure
  • Electrical, gas, and heating systems all operational
  • Exit Lights and Emergency Lights are Operational
  • Exits are easily passable
  • Extension cords used in place of permanent fixed wiring is prohibited
  • Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations and properly inspected
  • Required systems such as automatic fire suppression in commercial kitchens, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems are properly maintained
  • Some inspections will address specialized operations:
    • Bars, nightclubs, and other public assemblies
    • Bed and breakfasts, motels, and apartment complexes where people sleep
    • Lumber yards and woodworking facilities
    • Marinas with electrical wiring in wet locations
    • Service stations with flammable liquid storage
    • Special events and temporary tents
    • Storage of hazardous materials
    • Welding and other hot work

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1. I had a fire in my home, how can I get a copy of the fire report?
2. Is there a time when I can take my children to a firehouse to learn about fire safety?
3. How do I apply for a tent permit?
4. My child has been playing with matches. Should I be concerned?
5. What is a Haz Mat Team?
6. Why do the Fire Marshals perform business inspections?
7. What are some of the things the Fire Marshall looks for when inspecting a business?
8. If the Fire Marshal finds violations, do I get a warning or will they give me a summons?