Help Us Protect Your Business - Fire Safety Information for Commercial Occupancies
The City of Deltona Fire Department, Fire Inspection/Safety Division, conducts inspections for Commercial Occupancies Monday through Friday Between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.
Fire Safety Inspections may be conducted without advance notice. If you would prefer to schedule your inspection please contact us at 386-878-8656 or 386-878-8652.
Commercial Occupancy Inspections General Guidelines
(Guide only - this list may not be all-inclusive)
- Street Numbers
- Fire Extinguisher(s)
- Hazardous Materials
- Fire Protection Systems
- Pre-Fire Planning
- Other Requirements
- Knox Box
- Shall be visible from the street in contrasting colors
- Minimum size of 6-inches in height.
(City of Deltona Ordinance Number 18-265)
- Minimum size 2A-10BC and shall have current, state certified inspection certification.
- Shall be mounted no higher than 5-feet high and no lower than 4-inches above floor.
- Additional and/or special purpose extinguishers may be required according to occupancy.
- These shall be clear and unobstructed.
- All circuits shall be identified. Blanks placed in all unused circuits.
- Wiring shall be in conduit.
- Extension cords shall not be used as permanent wiring.
- Faceplates shall be on all outlets, with no exposed wiring.
- Identify electrical rooms.
- Exit lighting and emergency lighting shall be installed and operational when required by the Life Safety Code and Building Code.
- Existing fixtures shall be maintained in operating condition.
- Storage - Prohibited within 36-inches of electric panel box(es) and within 2-feet of ceiling.
Requirements vary according to items in stock. May require list of quantities, product and Material Safety Data Sheets.
Provide proper storage containers for all flammable liquids and combustibles.
Keep all exits and stairwells clear and unobstructed at all times.
keep all hallways clear and unobstructed at all times.
Fire Alarm Systems
- Back up power - Make sure back-up power comes on if power failure occurs.
- All alarm components must be clear and unobstructed.
- Identify Fire Alarm Control Panel Room (FACP).
- Testing - Full function test is required annually, occupant shall test system monthly and maintain an accurate log book.
- Every device shall be activated at least once yearly
- Fire Alarm Systems shall be tagged per State Fire Marshal Rules.
Sprinkler & Standpipe Systems
- All sprinkler heads must be clear and unobstructed, all heads must be clear within 18-inches of stock (low pile), and 36 inches of stock (high pile).
- A supply of sprinkler heads should be stored in a cabinet on the premises for replacement purposes.
- 300: No less than 6
- 300 to 1,000: No less than 12
- 1,000 or more: No less than 24
Please note: A special Sprinkler Wrench should be provided and kept in the cabinet.
- All systems components shall be clear and unobstructed.
- Fire Department connections shall be clear and unobstructed.
- Identify fire sprinkler riser room.
- Inspectors test valve shall be marked.
- The City of Deltona Fire Department and Fire Safety Division should also be notified if the system or a major portion of it is temporarily taken out of service.
- The responsibility for maintaining the sprinkler system is the obligation of the property owner. The system shall be inspected and tagged in accordance with NFPA Standard 25.
- All filters shall be cleaned as needed. All filters must be baffled type per NFPA 96. Mesh type filters are no longer an approved type.
- All records of testing and cleaning must be up to date.
- Extinguishing systems shall be certified every 6 months.
- The required opening for accessibility in the duct system shall be clear and unobstructed for cleaning and inspection purposes.
- A sign shall be placed on the access panels stating "Access Panel - Do Not Obstruct."
- Maintain grounds and building free of debris.
- Conducted annually by Fire Safety Division
Engine companies will conduct company surveys annually to create a diagram of building and collect information which may be used during an incident.
- Will vary accordingly based on occupancy classification.
- Contact Fire Safety Division for requirements.
- Fire lanes shall be posted and kept clear.
- Dumpsters shall be at least 10-feet from the building and the area around it shall be kept clear of boxes and debris and lids closed.
- Fire hydrants shall be kept clear and unobstructed.
- Private fire hydrants are required to be inspected annually and flow tested annually by a Florida State Certified Fire Hydrant contractor.
- Fire Department Access Roads shall maintain an unobstructed, stabilized:
- Width of not less than 20 feet
- Overhead height of not less than 17 feet
For a printable brochure please contact us at 386-575-6909.
For questions related to plan review please contact 386-878-8655 or email Fire Safety
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