By Ethan Davis
1. Is your local fire department well acquainted with your facilities, its location and specific hazards?
2. If you have a fire alarm system, is it certified as required?
3. If you have a fire alarm system, is it tested at least annually?
4. If you have interior stand pipes and valves, are they inspected regularly?
5. If you have outside private fire hydrants, are they flushed at least once a year and on a routine preventive maintenance schedule?
6. Are fire doors and shutters in good operating condition?
7. Are fire doors and shutters unobstructed and protected against obstructions, including their counter-weights?
8. Is fire door and shutter fusible links in place?
9. Are automatic sprinkler system water control valves, air and water pressure checked weekly/periodically as required?
10. Is the maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems assigned to responsible persons or to a sprinkler contractor?
11. Are sprinkler heads protected by metal guards, when exposed to physical damage?
12. Is proper clearance maintained below sprinkler heads?
13. Are portable fire extinguishers provided in adequate number and type?
14. Are fire extinguishers mounted in readily accessible locations?
15. Are fire extinguishers recharged regularly and noted on the inspection tag?
16. Are employees periodically instructed in the use of extinguishers and fire protection procedures?