What are the most common issues noted by Fire Inspectors?
Following is a list of the items fire inspectors most frequently find during an inspection. Use the list to help you with your self-evaluation.

  • Portable fire extinguishers that need to be annually inspected by a state-licensed company
  • Non-operational emergency lighting and exit signs. In most cases a light bulb just needs to be replaced. These can be purchased at most home improvement stores
  • Extension cords are used instead of a UL-listed surge suppressor
  • Boxes and other combustibles are stored up to the ceiling or in front of the exit door
  • Exit door is locked or obstructed during business hours
  • Address and suite number are not clearly displayed on entry and rear door.
  • Address and suite number are not displayed on the electrical and gas meters outside
  • Combustible materials, boxes and other similar items are stored in the mechanical / electrical room in front of the electrical panel

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1. Why should I have an annual evaluation?
2. What are the most common issues noted by Fire Inspectors?
3. What can I do to prevent fires in my business?
4. How does the McKinney Fire Department help?
5. What are some good-housekeeping tips on how to prevent fires at my business
6. How can I make the outside of my business more fire-safe?
7. How do I contact the Fire Marshal's office?
8. How can I be more prepared for any fire that might happen at my business?