How protected is your business from casualties of fire?
Find out by taking this quick survey. Every "yes" response indicates a positive, fire-safety situation, but a "no" response indicates a potential fire hazard that needs to be corrected.
If you have any questions, please call the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department at (330) 971-8406
|Are fire extinguishers up to date?
|Should have a date stamp that is less than a year old.
|Are fire extinguishers mounted properly and free of obstruction?
|Should be between 36"-42" from floor and nothing within a 36" radius of the extinguisher.
|Is hood system inspected and up to date?
|Required to be inspected twice a year - date tag should be less than six month old.
|Are sprinkler heads free from obstruction?
|Storage not to be within 18" of the head and nothing hanging from the head.
|Are fire doors properly working and free from obstruction?
|They are not permitted to be propped open by wedges or any other temporary device.
|Are rolling fire door/shutters annually tested?
|They are required to be drop tested once a year.
|Do you have an adequate number of fire extinguishers?
|They should be placed so that travel distance does not exceed 75 feet, or when there is a significant hazard to protect, such as kitchens.
|Are exit doors clearly marked, lit up and free from obstruction?
|They are required to be identified with signs that are internally illuminated.
|Are exit doors unlocked?
|Are all exits well lit?
|Are all electrical plates and outlets free from exposed wiring?
|Cover plates are required; no open junction boxes are permitted.
|Are extension cords used properly?
|They are for temporary purposes and are not a substitution for permanent wiring.
|Are electrical panels to be kept clear at least 36 inches from storage?
|Are gas cylinders secured so as not to permit tipping?
|Are hallways and storage spaces free from accumulated rubbish?
|Is storage kept at a distance of 24 inches from the ceiling?
|Is your address properly posted?
|Address numbers require a four-inch height minimum.
|Are fire lanes clearly posted and marked?
|Are combustibles kept a safe distance from any heat source?
|Minimum of 36 inches.
|Are flammable liquids properly used and properly stored?
|Must be stored in an approved cabinet.
|Are employees educated in fire safety and able to use a fire extinguisher?
|Are fire drills often performed?
|Are employees aware of the location of fire extinguishers and exit doors?
|Are safety issues enforced at all times?
|The policy should be written.
|Do you have a Fire Safety Plan?
|Are employees trained in this plan?
|Are hazardous materials properly labeled?
|Are hazardous materials properly stored and disposed of?
|Is propane gas properly used and stored?
|Do you have current Material Safety Data Sheets on site for hazardous materials?