Tag Archives: fire inspections

Bulging Walls

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Look at all sides of the building, you never know what you will find.

Fire Stopping Penetrations Part 1

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Make sure fire stopping is intact and done correctly. The protection of penetrations is part of what gives fire walls their rating and prohibits fire spread from one fire area to another.

Who Wired This?

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Check small closets and hidden areas for situations like this. You never know what you’ll find.

Trip to the Hardware Store

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This exit door is not only blocked and not accessible, it is also padlocked so that it cannot be opened.

Who Can Say “Pack Rat”?

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Fire codes, ehhh, who needs them? This is an interesting picture. How many inspections have you been on where a room was so full of stuff that you couldn’t get in to look around. That may be what happened here.  A hoarder comes to mind too. I also like that “everybody” wants to see what […]

Rats Nest of Wires

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Check for overcrowding on inspections. Not just occupancy loads, check out this junction box over flowing.

Obstructed FDC

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Fire department connections should not be used as trash recepticles.

More Than Just Floors

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Take into consideration what the building is made of before getting on the roof. Is the benefit worth the risk.

Lunch Break Table

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Exits must be accessible, not only for patrons and employees, but for you if you need to get out while fighting a fire.

Importance of Exits

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Saving lives is our business and making sure that these situations don’t happen may save more lives than you know if a fire would happen here.

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