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4 groups that make up the IFSTA Validation Conference

1. Key fire Dept executives & training officers
2. Educators from colleges and universities
3. Reps from gov't agencies
4. Delegates of FF associations and industrial organizations

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Why the Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement manual was written

To assist fire and emergency personnel in meeting the Fire Inspector job performance requirements

3

Year firefighting in North America was established

1600's

4

Number killed in the Station Night Club fire

100

5

NFPA 1031

Standard for professional qualifications for fire inspector and plan examiner

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Level of fire inspector that must be able to determine the occupant load for a multi use building

Level II

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Fire marshal typically holds the equivalent rank of ...

assistant or deputy chief

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The building dept is generally responsible for the following activities: (4)

- Reviewing and approving all new construction and alterations to existing
- Conducting plans reviews
- Issuing permits
- Making field inspections

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Two common roles for private-sector inspectors

1. An inspector whom a co. employs
2. An inspector an insurance or underwriting co. employs

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NFPA 1031 separates the duties of an inspector into three levels

Level I
Level II
Level III

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Categories of Inspections (7)

- Annual
- Issuance of a permit
- Response to a complaint
- Eminent hazard
- New construction
- Change in occupancy
- Owner occupant request

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Court order prohibiting a person or business from continuing a particular course of conduct

Cease-and-Desist order

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Procedures when performing an inspection (11)

- Be easily identifiable
- State the reason for the inspection
- Invite the building owner to accompany the inspector
- Other local authorities may participate in an inspection
- Follow a written inspection procedure
- Seek an administrative warrant if denied entry
- Issue a stop-work or cease-and-desist order for extremely hazardous conditions
- Have guidelines for issuing a stop-work order
- All licenses and permits allow periodic inspections throughout the duration of the license or permit
-Must be trained in applicable laws, codes, standards & ordinances
- Maintain a reliable record keeping system of inspections

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Codes military bases follow

Unified Facility Criteria (UFC), portions of the International Fire Code (IFC) & NFPA

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Local jurisdictions may adopt state/provincial laws by way of two methods

by Reference or by Enabling act

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Most important laws to the inspector is ...

the Enabling legislation that establishes the municipal fire dept

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Inspectors may be authorized to ... (5)

- Arrest or detain individuals
- Issue a summons
- Issue a citation
- File complaints for code violations
- Issue warrants

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Inspectors are not held liable for...

Discretionary Acts

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To indemnify the inspector means...

the AHJ assumes responsibility for any claims against the individual

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Inspectors who take on a special duty or obligation to a person ...

can be held liable

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Property owners have the right under the ___ and the ___ Amendments to the US constitution to refuse admittance to an inspector unless proper legal instrument or warrant to enter the premises has been obtained

Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments

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Form that eliminates questions regarding the original authorization to enter and perform an inspection

Consent-to-enter form

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Codes regulate (4)

- Construction Materials
- Designs
- Occupant behavior
- Processes

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A set of principals, protocols or procedures that is developed by a committee through a consensus process

A Standard

25

A collection or compilation of rules and regulations enacted by a legislative body to become law in a particular jurisdiction

A Code

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Building and fire codes or standards may be classified in two ways

- Prescriptive
- Performance based

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Addresses one broad topic

Code

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Based on requirements described in standards

Code

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May be amended

Code

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Have the force of law when adopted

Code