Madison Fire and Rescue inspects commercial occupancies for fire and life safety violations and hazards. We inspect occupancies such as:
The codes that we operate under:
Codes the fire department follows and enforces: 2021 IFC code and the current referenced NFPA codes. The City of Madison uses 2018 IBC – that said, we will follow the most restrictive concerning fire safety between us and the city.
This service eliminates potential fire hazards and provides a great educational opportunity for owners, tenants, and occupants on how to recognize and eliminate hazards.
Common Violations Door Handle Requirement
Some of the common violations found are:
Exit and emergency lights inoperable
Blocked paths of egress
Fire extinguishers not serviced annually and minimum size not being 4A40BC (10LB)
Fire alarm systems not serviced and tested annually
Automatic sprinkler systems not serviced and tested annually
Incorrect building lettering. Must be 8" letters.
Requesting an Inspection
If we have not inspected your occupancy within the past year, please call Melvin Malone at (256) 772-2888 to schedule an inspection. This is for existing occupancies only.
If an inspection is needed on a new occupancy, please contact the Permitting Division at (256) 772-5644.