Fire Safety and Code Inspections

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Legislation and/or Regulation:
The Law states that it is the duty of school authorities of public and non-public schools used for students to be inspected at least annually for fire hazards which may endanger the lives of students, teachers and employees therein. The report of such inspection shall be filed with the Commissioner of Education.

What the SRM Service can do to help:
  • Conduct the fire and building code inspections annually for district schools.
  • Advise districts on compliance issues regarding fire and code safety.
helping fire departments
Sound the alarm that working smoke alarms save lives!

Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Test yours every month!

Don't forget to change the batteries in them at least once a year too!

Visit Sparky's web site.

In addition to connecting with the public through public service announcements, Sparky has a featured role in NFPA's Fire Prevention Week campaign each October.  This year schools participated in spreading the word to test your fire alarms every month!!

Looking ahead to fire weeks -
2020: OCTOBER 4-10
2021: OCTOBER 3-9
2022: OCTOBER 9-15
2023: OCTOBER 8-14

"Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org. NFPA."

Fire Inspections

The fire inspections are being performed for...
Otsego/Delaware County December 2019 to February 1, 2020
Schoharie/Greene County February 2020 to March 1, 2020
Must be completed each school year as per Commissioner's Regulations Section 155.8 in eleven month cycles.  

All buildings which are owned, operated or leased by a public school district or board of cooperative educational services shall be inspected for fire safety at least once annually, pursuant to a schedule determined by the commissioner, or at any other time deemed necessary by the commissioner. The report of the inspection shall be on a form supplied by the commissioner.

Related Links

Public School Fire Safety Manual - February 2019
Public School Fire Safety Report - (12/23/16) PDF
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