Edwardsville Fire Department
Fire Headquarters
913-422-5460 • 698 S. 4th Street
Edwardsville, Kansas 66113

Tim Whitham Chief

Fire Inspection Form

Address: Occupancy Classification:

Completed By: Date & Time:

2011 OFC Rule 1 Administration 1301:7-7-01


Certificate of Occupancy

A responsible person shall maintain a copy of the current certificate of occupancy, for a structure regulated by the building code in
accordance with 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code and make it available to the fire code official upon request.


Right of Entry

In accordance with section 3737.14 of the Revised Code, the fire code official shall have the authority to enter all buildings or vehicles or upon all premises, within the fire code official’s jurisdiction, at all reasonable hours to conduct an examination, inspect or investigate or to
perform the duties imposed upon the fire code official by this code.


Test and Inspection Records

Required test and inspection records shall be available to the fire code official at all times or such records as the fire code official designates shall be filed with the fire code official


Unsafe Conditions

Structures or existing equipment that are or hereafter become unsafe or deficient because of inadequate means of egress or which constitute a fire hazard, or are otherwise dangerous to human life or the public welfare, or which involve illegal or improper occupancy or
inadequate maintenance, shall be deemed an unsafe condition.


Stop Work Order

Whenever the fire code official finds any work relating to the fire prevention provisions of Chapters 3781. and 3791. of the Revised Code or work subject to paragraph (D)(2)(a) (104.2.1) of this rule contrary to the approved plans or work otherwise regulated by this code being performed in a manner contrary to the provisions of the Revised Code or this code, in a dangerous or unsafe manner, the fire code official is authorized to issue a stop work order in accordance with section 3781.031 of the Revised Code or this code.

2011 OFC Rule 3 General Precautions Against Fire 1301:7-7-03




Waste Material

Accumulations of wastepaper, wood, hay, straw, weeds, litter or combustible or flammable waste or rubbish of any type shall not be permitted to remain on a roof or in any court, yard, vacant lot, alley, parking lot, open space, or beneath a grandstand, bleacher, pier,
wharf, manufactured home, recreational vehicle or other similar structure.


Spontaneous Ignition

Materials susceptible to spontaneous ignition, such as oily rags, shall be stored in a listed disposal container. Contents of such containers
shall be removed and disposed of daily.


Clearance from Ignition Sources

Clearance between ignition sources, such as luminaires, heaters, flame-producing devices and combustible materials, shall be maintained in an approved manner.


Ceiling Clearance

Storage shall be maintained 2 feet (610 mm) or more below the ceiling in non-sprinklered areas of buildings or a minimum of 18 inches
(457 mm) below sprinkler head deflectors in sprinklered areas of buildings.


Means of Egress

Combustible materials shall not be stored in exits or exit enclosures.


Equipment Rooms

Combustible material shall not be stored in boiler rooms, mechanical rooms or electrical equipment rooms

2011 OFC Rule 4 Emergency Planning and Preparedness 1301:7-7-04




Where Required Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans

An approved fire safety and evacuation plan shall be prepared and maintained for the following occupancies and buildings. (a) Group A, other than Group A occupancies used exclusively for purposes of religious worship that have an occupant load less than 2,000 (b) Group B buildings having an occupant load of 500 or more persons or more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge. (c) Group E. (d) Group F buildings having an occupant load of 500 or more persons or more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level
of exit discharge. (e) Group H. (f) Group I. (g) Group R-1 (h) Group R-2 college and university buildings (i) Group R-4 (j) High-rise buildings

(k) Group M buildings having an occupant load of 500 or more persons or more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge. (l) Covered malls exceeding 50,000 square feet in aggregate floor area. (m) Underground buildings (n) Buildings with an atrium
and having an occupancy in Group A, E or M


General Emergency Evacuation Drills

Emergency evacuation drills complying with the provisions of this paragraph shall be conducted at least annually in the occupancies listed
in paragraph (D)(2) (404.2) of this rule or when required by the fire code official.


Material Safety Data Sheets Hazard Communication

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all hazardous materials shall be either readily available on the premises as a paper copy, or where
approved, shall be permitted to be readily retrievable by electronic access.



Individual containers of hazardous materials, cartons or packages shall be marked or labeled in accordance with applicable federal
regulations. Buildings, rooms and spaces containing hazardous materials shall be identified by hazard warning signs in accordance with paragraph (C)(5) (2703.5) of rule 1301:7-7-27 of the Administrative Code.

2011 OFC Rule 5 Fire Service Features 1301:7-7-05




Address Numbers Premise Identification

New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background.
Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 10 inches high. Where access is by means of a private road and the building cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to
identify the structure.

Where Required Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans


Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrant systems shall be subject to periodic tests as required by the fire code official. Fire hydrant systems shall be maintained in an operative condition at all times and shall be repaired where defective. Additions, repairs, alterations and servicing shall comply with
approved standards.


Clear Space Around Hydrants

A 3-foot (914 mm) clear space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants except as otherwise required or approved.


Identification Fire Protection Equipment Identification

Fire protection equipment shall be identified in an approved manner. Rooms containing controls for air conditioning systems, sprinkler risers and valves, or other fire detection, suppression or control elements shall be identified for the use of the fire department. Approved signs required to identify fire protection equipment and equipment location shall be constructed of durable materials, permanently
installed and readily visible


Emergency Responder Radio Coverage in Buildings

All buildings shall have approved radio coverage for emergency responders within the building based upon the existing coverage levels of the public safety communication systems of the jurisdiction at the exterior of the building. This paragraph shall not require improvement
of the existing public safety communication systems

2011 OFC Rule 6 Building Services and Systems 1301:7-7-06




Chimney and Appliances

Chimneys, incinerators, smokestacks or similar devices for conveying smoke or hot gases to the outer air and the stoves, furnaces, fireboxes or boilers to which such devices are connected, shall be maintained so as not to create a fire hazard


Abatement of Electrical Hazards

Identified electrical hazards shall be abated. Identified hazardous electrical conditions in permanent wiring shall be brought to the attention of the responsible code official. Electrical wiring, devices, appliances and other equipment that is modified or damaged and
constitutes an electrical shock or fire hazard shall not be used.


Power Supply

Portable, electric space heaters shall be plugged directly into an approved receptacle.

2011 OFC Rule 9 Fire Protection Systems 1301:7-7-09




Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

Fire detection, alarm and extinguishing systems shall be maintained in an operative condition at all times, and shall be replaced or repaired where defective. Non-required fire protection systems and equipment shall be inspected, tested and maintained or removed. Any discontinuance or removal of non-required fire protection equipment shall be approved by the fire code official. Such approval shall be
conditioned upon receipt of verification of building official determination that such fire protection equipment is non-required.



Records of all system inspections, tests and maintenance required by the referenced standards shall be maintained on the premises for a
minimum of 3 years unless otherwise provided for by law or regulation and shall be copied to the fire code official upon request.


Annual Inspection Tag for Fire Protection Systems

An inspection tag shall be attached to each fire protection system near the main control valve, main panel, or other such appropriate and visible location as determined by the fire code official. The annual inspection tag shall contain the following information: 1. The individual performing the work and the state fire marshal installer certification number(s) (when applicable); 2. Date of test; 3. Results of inspection
and test; 4. Deficiencies or impairments noted (yes or no).


Obstructed Locations (Automatic Sprinklers)

Automatic sprinklers shall be installed with due regard to obstructions that will delay activation or obstruct the water distribution pattern. Automatic sprinklers shall be installed in or under covered kiosks, displays, booths, concession stands or equipment that exceeds 4 feet (1219 mm) in width. Not less than a 3-foot (914 mm) clearance shall be maintained between automatic sprinklers and the top of piles of
combustible fibers.



Alarm, supervisory and trouble signals shall be distinctly different and shall be automatically transmitted to an approved supervising station or, when approved by the fire code official pursuant to paragraph (A)(1) (901.1) of this rule, shall sound an audible signal at a constantly attended location. At locations or in structures not regulated by the building code as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the
Administrative Code, the constantly attended location shall be approved by the fire code official prior to system installation.

2011 OFC Rule 10 Means of Egress 1301:7-7-10




Means of Egress Continuity

The path of egress travel along a means of egress shall not be interrupted by any building element other than a means of egress
component as specified in this rule.


Illumination Required

The means of egress, including the exit discharge, shall be illuminated at all times the building space served by the means of egress is


Door Operations

Except as specifically permitted by this paragraph egress doors shall be readily openable from the egress side without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort.

Additional Comments and Concerns:
305.1 Clearance from Ignition Sources

Clearance between ignition sources, such as luminaires, heaters, flame-producing devices and combustible materials, shall be maintained in an approved manner.
They should have included the various exemptions.

Occupant Agent Signature: Inspector Signature:

White Copy – FPO Yellow Copy – Occupant

Plan reviews play an important role in an organization. Organizations and departments have staff that deal with different fields in the fire department. It is obvious that at times, there might be more work to do hence necessitates delegation of different roles to other staffs. The staff might include engineers, architects, medical personnel and fire experts. Plan review processes should be done to which ever level possible regardless of the department’s functions. The type of review also describes the level to which the fire department will be involved into. These reviews are basically evaluations of the activities in a given organization. (Firehouse, 2008)
Level of training and expertise is a major consideration when joining the review team. While identifying persons to give jurisdictions the two model fire codes are required. They include fire prevention measures, accessibility of the fire brigades, availability of water supply, fire recognition and the expected destructions. However, any one with basic understanding in revies can be involved in the process. Nevertheless, the technical parts or procedure will require the knowledge of an expert to do them.
It also important to provide a basic and comprehensive review since some fire department issues can managed through basic example is accessibility to a fire brigade. The vehicle must be 20 feet high and 13 feet wide to allow it pass through. However, Hight and width plan is not necessary since there is more to a site plan. Therefore, an evaluation plan would be necessary to understand this.
Companies and individuals suffer losses each year as a result of fire. Fire might cause injuries, deaths and destruction of property. Costs of damage have to be incurred such as compensation of injured employees and fines that they might face from the government and fellow business partners. In severe cases the company might collapse completely. Establishing a fire flight is easier to escape fire when one understands which responsibilities one has when fire breaks the staff that have been enabled differently ensure that their needs have also been covered in the plan. Establish methods of preventing fire. Causes of fire can be due to human error or technical error that might be beyond control. Therefore, it is important that the organization comes up with the possible causes of fire and establish ways to counter them. (Cintas, 2021)
Provide basic training to individuals. When individual have basic knowledge on fire management, chances of incurring losses are reduced intensively. Basic skills and knowledge include the use of fire extinguishers and fire alarms. Develop and maintain exit doors. This will be helpful in cases where fire occurs abruptly and there is no chance of delay. Practice care in the daily activities. When individuals practice care and attention while doing their duties, they minimize chances of accidents occurring. Nevertheless, employers should avoid giving unrealistic deadlines to avoid unnecessary pressures causing accidents. Establish a response team. Employees have basic knowledge on fire management hence involvement of an expert team is very necessary.
In conclusion, plan reviews can be done by any individual that has basic knowledge in fire management. However, in instances where technical knowledge is required, expertise have to be involved. Nevertheless, developing afire management plan in important as it will save on costs and lives of individuals.


Plan Reviews, are They Necessary and a Function of our Service?. Firehouse. (2008). Retrieved 2 June
2021, from

The Importance of a Fire Prevention Plan at Your Facility. (2021). Retrieved 2 June 2021,

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