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Fire Safety : A Fire Safety Self-Inspection Checklist
Introduction
Structural fires can occur at any time. They don’t just happen to the “other guy.” The best way to ensure that NPS facilities are “fire safe” is through prevention and education. This includes inspections and education of employees, partners, and the public.
Director’s Order #58: Structural Fire Management (DO #58) and its implementation manual, Reference Manual #58 (RM-58), require your park’s Structural Fire Coordinator to schedule annual fire inspections in all NPS and concessions facilities. This is a minimum requirement. But a lot can happen in a year. Don’t let an unsafe situation go until the next annual inspection. Conduct your own self-assessments in the interim.
The NPS Structural Fire Program has developed a Self-Inspection Checklist to help you. Use the
Checklist to conduct your own fire inspections in-between your annual inspections.
Note: The Self-Inspection Checklist doesn’t replace the required annual fire inspections scheduled by your park’s Structural Fire Coordinator. It is a supplement to the annual inspection.

Fire Safety Self-Inspection Checklist
Use the following checklist as a reminder during inspections. List items requiring corrective action on a Notice of Fire Hazard form.

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Life Safety
Ability to use exit doors is not hampered by security measures during occupancy.
Stairwell and hallway fire doors are kept in the closed position.
Stairwells and evacuation routes are free and clear of obstructions.
Fire escape stairs appear to be in good condition.

Emergency lighting units operate when tested.
Exterior emergency exit routes are clear and free from snow and ice.
Illuminated exit signs are all lit, not blocked, and can be easily seen.

Fire Protection Equipment
Portable fire extinguishers are in their proper location and fully charged and tagged.
A space of at least 18 inches (457 mm)

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