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What to Expect During an Annual Fire Inspection

If you own or operate a building that contains combustible materials and flammable material, you must participate in an annual fire inspection. The inspection is designed to identify any hazards related to fire, such as improperly maintained fire exits and stairways, defective electrical systems, and inadequate signage. Inspectors will also check the overall condition of the building's fire protection system.

The inspection process begins with the submission of a completed Annual fire inspection  form. Your building must be inspected at least once every 12 months, but you may be required to undergo an inspection more often based on your location or type of business. The inspector will contact you prior to conducting the inspection to let you know what needs to be done during the visit.

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During the inspection, inspectors will walk through your building and inspect each room for potential hazards. They'll also check the condition of your fire alarm and sprinkler systems, and they may test your smoke detectors. If there are any concerns about the safety of occupants or property, inspectors may require that corrections be made before the inspection can be completed.

What Are The 5 Things To Remember?

1. Remember that there are specific things you need to do during an annual fire inspection. 

2. Make sure all of your fire safety equipment is in good working order.

3. Inspect your building for any signs of fire damage, and make any necessary repairs.

4. Keep a record of all the inspections you have completed so you can easily refer back to it in the future.

5. Take the time to learn about your fire safety equipment, and use it as instructed by your inspector.