Will there be less than 7 children living in the home?
Are all the children ambulatory and capable of self preservation?
Is a working smoke detector installed in each sleeping room?
Is a working smoke detector installed in the hallway near the sleeping rooms?
If the house is more than one story is a working smoke detector installed at the top of the stairs?
Does each sleeping room and living area have at least one of the following secondary means of escape other than the"front" or "back" door of the home?
A) A door, stairway, passage or hall providing unobstructed travel leading directly to the outside of the dwelling;or
B) An outside window with a min. opening of 5.7 sq. ft. in area, min of 20 in wide, and at least 24 in high, and no higher than 44 in above the floor, located within 20 ft. of grade accessible to fire department apparatus;or
C) A non-locking door into an adjoining room that has a means of escape described in A or B above.
Can a person travel from any room of the house to an exit that leads directly outside without having to pass through an interior door that can be locked?
Can all primary exterior exit doors, windows used as secondary means of escape, and any security bars in means of escape, be opened from the inside without the use of a key, tool or special knowledge (security code, combination)?
Are the closet doors equipped so that a child can open the door from inside?
If the bathroom door is equipped with a lock, can the door be unlocked from the outside during an emergency?
Can all bedrooms and/or living areas above the first floor be accessed by a standard set of stairs?
Are all gas, wood, or fuel-fired heaters used in the home vented to the outside? (unless listed and approved)
Are heaters, including wood burning or gas log fireplaces, equipped with immovable screens or barriers to prevent contact with open flames or hot surfaces?
Are all gas-fired heaters inspected annually by a qualified technician?
Are all lighters and matches kept out of reach of children?
Are combustible items (things that burn) stored away from any stove, heater, or fireplace in the Foster Home?
Are flammable liquids stored in safety cans and kept away from heat and children?
Is there an operable five-pound dry chemical fire extinguisher available for use in the kitchen?
Has a Home Fire Escape Plan been written, practiced, and documented?
Does the electrical system appear to be in good condition?
- A. Hargrove - 840
- B. Patrick - 841
- P. Ayres - 842
- K. Clark - 843
Acknowledgement of Receipt
Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair, or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the fire code official, or of a permit or certification used under provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $2,000.00 dollars, or by imprisonment not to exceed 180 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
By signing below, I acknowledge that I have received, reviewed, and understand the code violations listed in this inspection report. I also agree to correct these code violations in the amount of time specified, in this document, by the Fire Marshal of the City of Rockwall.