The following is a partial list of items that the Fire Marshal will be looking for during an inspection. It is not a complete list and other Code violations may be cited. For your convenience, inspection checklists may also be downloaded by clicking here.

Exit Signs


Fire Extinguishers

Extension Cords

Electrical Panels

Fire Alarm Systems

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Food And Cooking Establishments

Click for Assembly Locations (Places of Public Gathering - nightclubs, halls, restaurants, etc.)

The following recommendations will better facilitate the inspection process:

  1. - Please contact those companies you utilize to provide required annual inspections and testing of Fire Alarm Systems, Sprinkler Systems, Generators, Hood and Ansul Systems (in establishments cooking foods with grease laden vapors) and Fire Extinguishers so that they are conducted prior to the time of inspection.
  2. - Please ensure that any violations found in past inspections have been corrected.
  3. - Please ensure that monthly and annual testing and inspection have been conducted on Emergency Lights, Exit Signs and Fire Extinguishers (forms attached).
  4. - Please ensure that all exits are clear of storage, debris and other items which create an impediment to egress, and that all exit doors function properly.
  5. - Please ensure that all required fire doors and their hardware (self closers, handles, panic bars) operate properly and that the doors meet required ratings, and that they close and latch upon release or operation.
  6. - Please ensure that there is no storage of combustible items in areas such as boiler or furnace rooms, and that there is a minimum clearance of 36” around boilers, water heaters and electrical panels.
  7. - Please remove any and all electrical extension cords being used on any device not classified as a portable appliance by the code and ensure that cords properly used are of required size for the appliance they are used with.