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Kochville Fire Fighter Association

Fire Prevention

Firefighters and Fire Inspectors are available to talk about general or specific fire and life safety topics for residential or business groups. To arrange for a presentation, call Fire Inspector Dan Wiltse at 792-7596 ext. 17

Whenever routine maintenance is performed on your properties, keep fire safety in mind by taking a few minutes to verify that these simple, but important items are addressed. It will make a difference not only in your fire inspection, but more importantly, it will help to ensure the safety of your residents.

10 Common Fire Code Violations & 10 Easy Solutions For Fire Safety
1. Obstructions in Exit Passageways -
     Remove any/all obstructions in exit passageways.
2. Illumination Exit -
     Provide illumination for all exit lights.
3. Extinguishers Maintained -
     A certified person must maintain extinguishers annually, or after each use.
4. Fire Alarm Tested Monthly -
     Fire alarm systems must be tested monthly and a record kept and available for review at time of inspection.
5. Smoke Detectors Maintained -
     All smoke detectors must be maintained in operable condition.
6. Fire Doors "Closed" -
     Fire doors shall be kept in the "closed" position or held open by an approved device. The use of door stops, wedges, and other non-approved hold-open devices are prohibited.
7. Fire Doors Self-Closing Maintained -
     Fire doors shall be equipped with self-closing devices and such devices shall be maintained in working order.
8. Extension Cords, Discontinue Use -
     Discontinue use of extension cords. Extension cords shall only be used for temporary wiring and shall not be substituted for permanent wiring. Extension cords shall not be attached to structures or be extended through walls, ceilings, and floors, under or through doors or floor coverings. Extension cords may not be plugged into one another.
9. Electrical Covered -
     Electrical circuit breaker panels, junction boxes, and outlet boxes, shall be covered, and installation complete.
10. 36 Inches Clearance, Electrical -
     Provide 36 inches of clearance in front of electrical control boxes.