Why does Campbellsville Fire-Rescue do fire and life safety inspections?
Fire and life safety inspections are done to protect property owners and residents from the devastating effects of fire. By promoting a safe living environment in these types of occupancies, the chance for fire decreases. Inspections are performed in accordance with KRS 227.320 and the Kentucky Standards of Safety 815 KAR 10:060.
What will the inspector look for?
Some of the things that will be looked for during an inspection include: use of extension cords, improper storage of flammable materials, adequate and clear exiting signs, available fire extinguishing equipment that is mounted properly and up-to-date and properly displayed addresses. A copy of the inspection form that the Fire Inspector will use is available in email form or hard copy at the fire department.
What if violations are found?
If violations that DO NOT present an immediate threat to life or property are found, the owner/occupant will be given written notice and an adequate correction period prior to a re-inspection of the property. If compliance has not been achieved prior to the re-inspection, the violation will be referred to local code enforcement or State Fire Marshal’s Office. Violations deemed to present an IMMEDIATE threat to life or property shall be remedied immediately. Campbellsville Fire-Rescue will make every effort to work with the building occupant and/or owner(s) to bring the building into compliance to avoid having to take further action.
When will inspections be conducted?
Inspections will typically be conducted Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. Property owners will be contacted to arrange a time the inspection can take place.
How long will the inspection take?
The inspection time will vary depending upon the size of the property and the number of fire protection devices located in the property. The majority of inspections will require 30 – 60 minutes to complete. A copy of the inspection report shall be provided to the owner/occupant.