Safety Apps

Fire Safety Inspection

The Fire and Life Safety Inspection app allows fire departments to conduct inspections on newly constructed buildings or annually on existing buildings. Ensure compliance with fire codes and other fire and life safety regulations and standards. This app is an example of a basic Fire Safety Inspection form checklist for surveying exteriors, exits signage, fire extinguishers, fire separations, and other fire protection equipment. View results on your smartphone, spreadsheet or in your browser. Produce a PDF record of inspections and email results to individuals you specify. Deploy this app to your entire crew and see inspections in real-time on your device or in a browser.

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Fire Safety Inspection

Business Name




Fire Station



Inspector's Phone


Access road shall be unobstructed. (CFC 503.4)

Fire-Protection equipment and fire hydrants shall be unobstructed and marked with a blue reflector. (CFC 507.5.4)

Address and unit numbers shall be clearly marked. (CFC 505.1)

Street and roads shall be marked with approved signs. (CFC 505.2)

Fire Hydrants shall be in working order at all times. (CFC 507.5.2)

A Knox Box or Switch is required for emergency access. Contact the Prevention Bureau for information at (555) 867-5309. (CFC 506)

Exit Ways

Door must swing out when occupant load is 50 or more. Maximum 30 lbs force. (CFC 1008.1.2.(1.3)

Exit doors shall be openable from the inside without a key or special knowledge. Front door shall have a sign stating “THIS DOOR MUST REMAIN UNLOCKED DURING BUSINESS HOURS” if it has a dead bolt. (CFC 1008.1.9.3)

Panic Hardware shall be installed for occupancies with over 50 people. (CFC 1008.1.10)

Exit Signs shall be illuminated internally or externally. (CFC 1011.3)

Means of egress shall be illuminated at all times building is occupied. (CFC 1006.1)

Occupancy Load Sign for occupancies over 50 people. (CFC 1004.3)

Fire safety and evacuation plans required. Written records of training and drills required. (CFC 404, 405)

Fire Extinguishers

Provide a “2A10BC” fire extinguisher every 75 feet of travel and 3000 sq. ft. (CFC 906) Table 906.3 (1)

Provide additional fire extinguisher(s) as required by fire inspector. (CFC 906.3, Title 19 Div 1, Sect 567)

Provide a K-class extinguisher within 30 feet of the kitchen. (CFC 906.4, Title 19, Div 1, Sect 573(b)

Mount extinguishers 3 ½ to 5 feet above floor. (Title 19 567.6)

Post a sign indicating location of extinguisher when not clearly visible. (CFC 906.6)


Extension cords can not be used in lieu of fixed wiring & shall be protected from damage. Multi-plug adapters such as cube adapters, unfused plug strips or any other device not complying with the CEC shall be prohibited (CFC 605.5, 605.4)

Replace missing cover plates over electrical outlets. (CFC 605.6)

Maintain a clearance of 30” wide, 36” deep & 78” high around electrical panels. (CFC 605.3)

Doors into electrical panel room shall have a sign stating “ELECTRICAL ROOM” unless clearly evident. (CFC 605.3.1)

Portable electrical heaters shall not be plugged into extension cords & not operated within 3 feet of combustible materials (CFC 605.10)

Fire Separations

Maintain or repair interior fire-resistive walls and/or ceilings. (CFC 703.1)

Fire-rated doors and openings shall be maintained as required. (CFC 703.2)

Remove wedges or any other means used to hold self-closing fire-rated doors open. (CFC 703.2.2)

Sliding and rolling fire doors shall be tested annually by the owner and a written record maintained. (CFC 703.4)

Hanging or displaying items from an acoustical ceiling that is part of a fire-rated system is prohibited. ( CFC 703.3)

Fire Protection Installation

Sprinkler and standpipe control valves shall be accessible and properly identified. (CFC 509)

Sprinkler control valves shall be secured in the open position. (CFC 905.9)

Replace damaged, corroded, or painted sprinkler heads. (NFPA 13

Storage shall be a minimum of 18 inches below sprinkler heads (36” for high-piled storage). (CFC 315.3.1)

Provide spare sprinkler heads (6 minimum) and a sprinkler wrench. (NFPA 13. 6.2.9)

Sprinkler systems and standpipe systems shall be tested every 5 years with written records provided. (NFPA 25.5.1)

Fire department connections shall be equipped with approved plugs and caps. (CBC 912.3.1)

All fire alarm systems shall be tested annually with written records provided. (CFC 907.8.5) (NFPA 72)

Hood and duct fire extinguishing systems shall be properly serviced every 6 months and after use. (CFC 904.5.1)

Clean grease filters and other exhaust hood and duct system appurtenances as necessary and keep a written record of maintenance. (CFC 904.11.6)

Smoke detectors shall be provided in dwelling units and sleeping rooms. (CFC 907)

General Information

Oily rags and similar materials shall be stored in approved containers with contents emptied daily. (CFC 304.3.1)

Trash containers shall be noncombustible with lids if capacity exceeds 40 gallons. (CFC 304.3.2)

Dumpsters shall not be stored in buildings or within 5 feet of unprotected combustible walls, openings, or roof eaves. (CFC 304.3.3)

Cut or uncut weeds, grass and other vegetation shall be removed when determined to be a fire hazard. (CFC 304.1.2)


Attics and concealed spaces used for storage of combustible materials shall be protected with fire-resistive construction and fire assemblies. (CFC 315.3.4)

Reduce combustible storage height to at least 2 feet below ceiling in non-sprinklered buildings. (CFC 315.3.1)

Combustible storage is not permitted in electrical equipment, mechanical or boiler rooms. (CFC 315.3.3)

Provide clearance between heat producing appliances and combustible materials. (CFC 315.3)

Compressed gas cylinders shall be adequately secured to prevent falling or being knocked over. (CFC 5303.5.3)

Indoor storage of flammable and combustible liquids shall be in approved cabinets and conspicuously labeled in red letters on contrasting background “FLAMMABLE-KEEP FIRE AWAY” (CFC 5704.

Storage under exit stairways, in exit pathways or exit enclosures is not allowed. (CFC 315.3.2)


Reinspection Date

Inspector's Signature

Inspectee's Signature

CFC-California Fire Code 2013, CBC-California Building Code 2013, Title 19-Calif Code of Regulations, NFPA-National Fire Prevention Association Current Edition