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Trevor Herrmann

Deputy Fire Chief

Fire Protection District

Fire Prevention bureau

 Fire Safety for Businesses

Annually 200 deaths, 5,000 injuries and 2.3 billion dollars in property damage occur in businesses in the United States. The Hampshire Fire Department offers the following information to keep you and your employees safe and your business prosperous.

Business Fire Safety Checklist

The Hampshire Fire Department conducts fire inspections of all businesses annually. Listed below are violations per the fire code that members of the fire department look for when conducting those inspections. How safe is your business?

Are fire extinguishers up to date? (Required to be serviced annually)

Are fire extinguishers mounted properly and free of obstructions?

Is the kitchen hood system (restaurants) inspected and up to date? (Required to be inspected twice a year)

Are sprinkler heads free from obstruction? (Minimum of 18 inches of clearance)

Do you have an adequate number of fire extinguishers? (They should be placed so travel distance does not exceed 75 feet) Are all exit doors unlocked and kept free of storage?

Are all electrical plates and outlets free from exposed wiring? (Cover plates are required, no open junction boxes)

Are extension cords used properly? (They are for temporary purposes and not used as a substitution for permanent wiring) Are electrical panels kept clear of storage at least 36”?

Are gas cylinders secured to prevent tipping?

Are all hallways and storage spaces free of accumulated trash?

Is storage kept 24 inches from the ceiling?

Is your address properly posted? (4 ½” minimum height) Are fire lanes clearly posted and marked?

Are combustibles kept a safe distance from heating sources? (Minimum of 36 inches)

Are flammable liquids properly used and stored? (Must be in an approved cabinets and containers)

Are employees trained in fire safety and how to use a fire extinguisher?

Do you have a fire evacuation plan? Are fire drills conducted?

Are hazardous materials properly labeled?

Are hazardous materials properly stored and disposed of?

Is propane used and properly stored?

Do you have current Material Safety Data Sheets on site for hazardous materials?

Do you have annual inspections conducted on fire alarm and sprinkler systems?