FIRE STATION SAFETY INSPECTION
Monthly station inspections are required by WAC 296-3095-01505 (8) to assure that facilities are reasonably free of
recognized hazards. Inspection shall be completed by the 15th of each month. The completed report shall be posted at the
Safety Bulletin Board and reviewed and signed off by all station officers. If an item “needs attention”, explain in the
comments section at the back of the report. Take appropriate steps to correct identified items.
Forward completed inspection report to the Battalion Chief in charge of station maintenance who will review, ensure that
work plan is established for correcting deficiencies and then forward to Department Safety Officer for record keeping and
Facility Inspected ________ Inspection Date / / Inspected By _____________________
A-shift ____________________ B-shift ____________________ C-shift ___________________
1.1 Roof. Check for obvious defects, leaks, ponding, blocked overflow, weather damage, antenna/light
standards. (May be checked from the ground.)
1.2 Windows. Inspect for breaks, cracks, and damage.
1.3 Sidewalk/apron. Check for cracks, damage, and tripping or slipping hazards.
1.4 Walls. Inspect for obvious defects, damage, vandalism, weathering.
1.5 Lawn/landscaping. Inspect for tripping hazards, vegetation, condition, litter.
1.6 Security. Verify all doors are locked. Locks, latches and auto door closures operate correctly.
Outside lighting adequate and working. Gates in good repair and working, including safety features.
1.7 Fueling area. Pumps and hoses in good repair. No leaks or spills. Emergency shut off switch is
easily identifiable and accessible.
* 73, 74, 75, 76 - Monthly Leak Detection Monitoring test completed and form signed.
2. INTERIOR: General
2.1 Apparatus doors. Operate all doors; stops in ‘up’ position, trip beam and pressure pad operate
correctly, indicator lights work, tight closure.
2.2 Exit doors. Operate all exit doors to assure they swing freely, self-close and latch, are not obstructed
and are clearly marked.
2.3 Floors. Check for cracks, damage, tripping or slipping hazards, appearance, and cleanliness. Free of
water, oil and grease.
2.4 Walls. Inspect for obvious defects, damage, and cleanliness.
2.5 Aisles and exits accessible - 22” for aisle ways and 28” for means of egress to exits.
2.6 Exit lights/signage clear and operating.
2.7 Interior lighting adequate and maintained.
2.8 Stair treads in place and in good repair.
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3.1 Electrical. Outlet covers intact, portable cords and tools in serviceable condition, electrical breaker
panel accessible and clear of combustibles. Shore power cords in good condition. Test GFIs.
3.2 HVAC. General cleanness, filters clean, clearance from combustibles, clutter
3.3 Air compressors, boilers and large water heaters require inspection every 2 years. (check dates)
4. SHOP/WORK AREA
4.1 Portable/hand tools in proper position, clean and intact, including ground.
4.2 Workbench clean, free of potential hazards, spare parts inventory complete.
4.3 Grinder safety guards and equipment rests are in place. Face protection available.
4.4 Paints, solvents. Check that all paint solvents and other materials are in secure tight enclosures with
container caps in place.
4.5 Class I or Class II flammable liquids are stored in flam. cabinet. Check that no Class I or Class II
flammable liquids are being used to remove dirt or grease from the apparatus.
4.6 Dirty rags are disposed of properly and safety can emptied regularly.
4.7 Lighting is adequate and in good repair.
4.8 Eye protection is available and utilized.
4.9 Hearing protection/ear plugs are available and utilized.
5. SAFETY EQUIPMENT
5.1 Fire extinguishers. Check for maintenance date within the last year.
Complete monthly inspection.
5.2 Smoke detectors (Single station/unmonitored). Check for placement, condition, operation.
5.3 CO Monitors. Check placement, condition, and operation.
5.4 Disinfection/decontamination areas. Check for cleanliness, good appearance, adequate cleaning
supplies, and tools.
5.5 Biohazard waste and linen. Check biohazard waste and linen cans for liners, capacity, cleanliness
5.6 Safety bulletin board. Check for organization, up to date posting, accident review/safety committee
minutes posted, required postings in place.
5.7 PPE storage is organized, clothing clean.
5.8 Station first aid kit is accessible and maintained.
6. REST ROOMS, SHOWERS
6.1 Walls, floors and equipment. Check for cleanliness, mold, mildew and smells. Test GFIs.
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7. STORAGE AND SUPPLY AREAS
7.1 General appearance. Inspect for housekeeping, cleanliness, and appropriateness.
8.1 Cleanliness, condition. Inspect appliances, furniture, fan, grease build up. Test GFIs.
9. CLASSROOM/MEETING ROOMS
9.1 General appearance. Check for conditions of furniture, carpet, white boards, lighting, emergency
lights and exit signs.
10. HOSE TOWER, STORAGE
10.1 General condition. Check for appearance, storage, condition of hoisting rope and saddles, fixed
ladder and landings. Lighting is working. Ventilation is adequate and working.
11. SLOP SINK, ENGINE BAY CLEANING SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT
11.1 Inspect for equipment condition, leaks, etc.
12.1 Inspect for equipment condition. Check for buildup of lint and combustibles. Test GFIs.
13. APPARATUS BAY
13.1 Three (3) foot minimum clearance around apparatus maintained.
13.2 All power and air lines connected, plugs and sockets intact and working properly.
13.3 Inspect apparatus for safety issues. Confirm all portable tools in proper positions, compartments
clean, equipment properly secured.
13.4 Floor is free of grease, oil, standing water and tripping hazards. Floors have slip resistant surfaces
on areas where personnel would normally mount or dismount.
13.5 Oxygen and air cascades. Bottles are adequately secured. No physical damage or inappropriate
storage. Hearing protection available
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Monthly Extinguisher Inspections
Intent – Fire extinguishers will be inspected regularly to give a reasonable assurance
that they are fully charged and operable.
Frequency - The standard identifies 30-day intervals as the minimum inspection
frequency. To meet this requirement, extinguisher inspections will be completed during
the monthly station/facility safety inspection.
Procedures – The following list identifies the minimum items required to be checked
during an inspection.
a) Location in designated place*
b) No obstruction to access or visibility*
c) Operating instructions on nameplate legible and facing outward
d) Safety seals and tamper indicators not broken or missing
e) Fullness determined by weight or “hefting”
f) Examination for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged
g) Pressure gauge reading or indicator in the operable range or position
h) Condition of tires, wheels, carriage, hose, and nozzle checked (wheeled
i) HMIS label in place*
* immediate corrective action is required
Recordkeeping – Records of the inspection can be kept on a tag or label affixed to
the extinguisher and marked on the Safety Inspection Form.
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Station Safety Inspection Comment Sheet
Item # Work # Date Comment
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