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Inspection Requests and Procedures
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All inspection requests shall be coordinated by contacting our office at (830) 257-8449.
Contact our office at least 48 hours in advance of the requested inspection date and time.



The following information must be provided when calling for an inspection:
A. Permit Number
B. Name and Address of Project
C. Fire Protection Contractors
D. Company Name
E. Contact Name and Phone Number
F. Type of Inspection Requested
A representative of the company requesting the inspection must be present at the time of inspection.

Only a representative of the company to which the permit is issued is permitted to schedule an inspection.

FMO approved, stamped and signed plans must be kept on the job site and presented to the inspector upon request. Contractor shop drawings are not considered approved plans.

On Site Permit Requirements.  
  • Keep plans and permit on the job-site at all times during the construction process.
  • One set of approved plans, permit and review letter shall be maintained on site at all times.
  • Fire Protection System Permit shall be posted near the entrance to the building or kept in a permit jacket in the construction trailer at all times until the Certificate of Occupancy is issued.
  • All previous inspection forms shall be maintained on-site and available upon request by the inspector.
  • The Fire Marshal and/or field inspector may request additional inspections as necessary.


Final Inspection
This inspection shall be conducted when all sheet rock and millwork is completed. The objective of this inspection is to verify device coverage is still adequate after the initial rough inspection. This will enable the Fire Marshal's Office and the Fire Protection Contractor the ability to make necessary changes prior to request for the Certificate of Occupancy.

Governing Documents

All tests and installation must comply with, but not limited to, City of Kerrville Fire Code Ordinance, The International Fire Code 2006 Edition and applicable NFPA Codes

Fire Marshal's Office Inspection Checklist

Below is a list of the most common fire code violations found during inspections.
Housekeeping 

  • Combustible materials stored in mechanical rooms and electrical equipment rooms
  • Combustible materials stored in exits.
  • Combustible materials shall not be stored within 2 feet of the ceiling or 18 inches below sprinkler heads.
  • Storage is not permitted within 3 feet of electrical panels.
  • Combustibles shall not be stored within 3 feet of heat producing equipment.
  • Storage is not permitted within 3 feet of fire protection equipment.

Exits 

  • Exits and exit corridors shall clear and unobstructed.
  • Exit doors shall be unlocked when the building is occupied.
  • Exit signs shall be illuminated.
  • Emergency lights shall be operational.

Fire Protection Equipment 

  • Fire alarm systems shall be serviced annually.
  • Fire sprinkler systems shall be serviced annually.
  • Kitchen hood suppression systems shall be serviced semi-annually.
  • Fire protection equipment rooms labeled.
  • Fire extinguishers shall be serviced annually.
  • Fire lanes shall be maintained clear and unobstructed.
  • Fire hydrants shall be maintained operational and unobstructed with a minimum of 3 feet of clearance.
  • Provide a K Class fire extinguisher for cooking operations.

Exterior 

  • Address shall be provided on the gas and electrical meters.
  • Address shall be provided on the front of the business and on the rear exits.
  • Fire lanes shall be maintained clear and unobstructed.
  • Fire hydrants shall be maintained operational and unobstructed.
  • Combustible storage of waste items shall not be permitted on the outside of the building.
  • FDC (Fire Department Connection) shall be maintained operational and unobstructed with a minimum of 3 feet of clearance.
  • Keys provided in Knox Box.

General 

  • Extensions cords shall not be used for permanent power or operations. A store bought, UL listed, surge protector may be permitted for minor electrical equipment.
  • Power strips and extensions cords shall not be daisy chained.
  • Empty slots in electrical panels shall be filled and labeled.
  • Fire rated assemblies shall be maintained.
  • Dispense flammable and combustible liquids in a well vented area using safety cans.
  • Flammable and combustible liquids shall be property stored.
  • Occupant load shall be posted near the entrance in a conspicuous location.
           

 


City of Kerrville
701 Main Street
Kerrville, TX 78028
830-257-8000