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Fire damaged apartments

State Fire Marshal
General Inspection

The General Inspection Section performs inspections of existing public buildings for compliance with state fire/life safety codes. These inspections ensure that safety features such as means of egress, fire alarms, sprinkler systems and other necessary equipment are maintained in satisfactory condition. Inspectors meet with property owners and occupants to achieve the necessary corrections. Currently the Division of Fire Prevention uses the 2006 NFPA 1 (National Fire Protection Association) “Fire Prevention Code," as well as the 2006 NFPA 101 “Life Safety Code” to inspect existing buildings (see Quick Links on the right).

General inspectors provide technical assistance to local fire officials and others, such as contractors and architects as requested. Training on the fire codes and general safety information such as dormitory, school and apartment safety is provided to those who request programs.

General inspectors perform or assist with fire investigations to determine cause and origin, assist law enforcement personnel and examine fire incidents that result in fatalities. They also perform life safety evaluations after fires to help identify problems and possible solutions to prevent further incidents.
If you would like to request an inspection, call Cynthia Tackett at 502-573-0388, ext. 407 or e-mail