Fire Codes

Business Inspection Check List
  • Exit door must be able to be opened from the inside without a key or special knowledge, and minimum effort
  • All designated exits and exit ways must remain clear and unobstructed at all times
  • Exit door must open fully with minimum effort
  • Doors installed, as part of required fire assemblies shall be maintained
  • Exit signs must be illuminated if designed to do so
  • Exit signs must clearly indicate direction of egress
  • Emergency lights and power equipment must be maintained and operable
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Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire extinguishers are to be located no more than 75 feet travel distance.
  • Fire extinguisher must be in a cabinet or mounted at a maximum height above the floor as indicated in the International Fire Code (IFC).
  • Fire extinguisher must be unobstructed at all times or signs are needed to indicate location of fire extinguisher.
  • The proper type (rating and size) must be provided, minimum 2A 10BC or as indicated in IFC 906.3.
  • Fire extinguisher must be inspected and certified annually or after use or be replaced as needed.
Fire Protection Equipment
  • Access to stand pipes and fire protection equipment must be clear and open.
  • Wrench and spare heads for each type and rating of sprinkler head used in the system must be provided.
  • Provide copy of current annual automatic sprinkler system inspection and test record.
  • Hood and spray booths with automatic sprinkler system must be inspected at least every 6 months.
  • Commercial cooking hoods shall be equipped with a class-K portable fire extinguisher located within 30 feet.
  • Fire protection equipment shall not be concealed, obstructed or impaired.
  • Fire Department connections shall be equipped with listed plugs and caps.
Flammable Materials
  • Flammable materials must be stored / used properly.
  • Flammable materials must be dispensed properly.
  • Proper containers must be used to store or dispense flammable liquids.
  • Approved spray booths required or it is not in compliance.
  • Storage must be maintained a minimum of 18 inches below sprinkler heads. 
  • Storage must be kept a minimum of 30 inches of electrical panels.
  • Storage and accumulation of combustible materials inside and outside of building must be in accordance with IFC 304 and IFC 315.
  • Combustible materials shall not be stored in boiler rooms, electrical or mechanical rooms.
  • Clearance from combustible materials must be maintained as per product listing and/or other regulating codes.
  • Combustion air and exhaust for products of combustion must be maintained.
  • Portable heaters must have a 36-inch clearance from any combustible material.