Do I need more than one type of Smoke Detector?There are several types of Smoke Detectors available. Each has a very specific purpose and method of detecting products of combustion. Please consult with your supplier or our Fire Prevention Division to ensure you choose the correct type.
Building Address Signage
What size address numbers does the building require and where must they be displayed ?
The address numbers for commercial buildings are required to be at least 6 INCHES in height and must be displayed in a clear, conspicuous space on the building, be of contrasting color to the building, and must be easily viewed from the opposite side of the street. This assist the responding personnel in locating your correct location in the event of an emergency
Fire Extinguishers, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Hood Suppression system
What size fire extinguisher is required in a commercial occupancy?Typically, a 2A10BC rated fire extinguisher is required. Kitchens with a hood suppression system, an additional K rated fire extinguisher is required. Buildings classified as Industrial require a 4A60BC rated extinguisher.
How many fire extinguishers are required in a commercial occupancy?
One properly rated fire extinguisher for every 3000 square feet of space, and/or one properly rated fire extinguisher for every 75 feet of travel. If you are unsure of the correct type of extinguisher for your location, please consult your fire extinguisher supplier.
How often do the following items need inspection and /or re-certification? Who is authorized to inspect and/or re-certify the item?
Fire extinguishers: Annually, by a certified Fire Protection contractor
Sprinkler systems: Annually, by a certified Fire Sprinkler contractor
Hood Suppression systems: Every 6 months, the system must be serviced, cleaned, inspected and re-certified by a certified Hood Suppression System contractor.
Does the electrical panel require labels?Yes. The panel should be labeled, clearly identifying each circuit. This will decrease the amount of time it would take to isolate the power to an area if there was an electrical or equipment problem
Flammable or Combustible Fuel / Liquid storage
Does the business store flammable or combustible fuels / liquids in plastic or glass containers?
ALL flammable or combustible fuels / liquids are required to be stored in approved, labeled containers