Fire Inspections

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Overview

The Roswell Fire Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office has the responsibility of conducting many various types of fire safety inspections. These inspections are conducted to ensure that the applicable code and standard is being followed. Currently the Fire Marshal’s Office is enforcing the following codes and standards:
  • 2000 Life Safety Code with State of Georgia Amendments
  • 2006 International Fire Code with State of Georgia Amendments
  • All applicable National Fire Protection Association Standards as adopted by the State of Georgia

Types of Fire Inspections


The goal of the Roswell Fire Marshal’s Office to conduct fire and life safety inspections in an effort to eliminate as many fire and life safety hazards as possible. However, everyone must understand their role in fire and life safety.

As a community, we need to realize that fire can strike anyone at anytime. Please do your part at home and in your business to continue to make Roswell a fire safe city.

Contact Us

To report fire hazards or for information, please call us at 770-641-3730.




Annual Inspections

Annual inspections are conducted on all existing buildings and tenant spaces within the City of Roswell.

Annual Inspection Process

During this inspection, any code violations that are noted will be communicated to a representative of the business at the time of the inspection. An inspection report will also be mailed to that business. We strongly encourage all businesses to comply with the correction requirements, as these may be serious life safety hazards. Our goal is to make all locations safe.




New Business Inspections

Prior occupancy of a tenant space or a building without first receiving a fire inspection and approval from the Fire Marshal’s Office is prohibited. An inspection must be conducted to verify that the tenant space or the building is appropriate for the proposed use.

Applications

Applications can be obtained through the Financial Services Division of the Community Development Department. This form will be forwarded to the Fire Marshal’s Office to process your inspection request. You will be contacted by an Assistant Fire Marshal to set up an appointment to inspect your location.




New Construction Inspections

New construction inspections are conducted when any type of construction has taken place in an existing building or a new building. Within this category there may be several types of inspections conducted.

Inspections

  • 80% - Inspect and verify fire-rated assemblies (if applicable)
  • 100% - When all work is complete and approved by this office prior to occupancy
  • Sprinkler System Inspection 80% - We will inspect piping, hangers, and valves before ceiling is installed
  • Sprinkler system 100% - Installation is complete, all acceptance tests have been conducted by the sprinkler company, above ground and underground materials test certificates have been provided to the inspector, and the system monitoring is operational and tested

Scheduling New Construction Inspections

New construction inspections are scheduled 24 hours in advance of the inspection. Please contact our office 24 hours prior to the desired time of inspection at 770-641-3730.




Other Required Inspections

Required Code & Standards Compliance Inspections

The following are inspected to ensure compliance with applicable codes and standards:
  • Fixed suppression systems
  • Fire alarms
  • Grease hoods

We witness the required manufacturer's tests for the above items. Certification letters and test documentation are collected by our Assistant Fire Marshals and filed.

Items Requiring Inspections

The Fire Marshal’s Office requires certification letters and test documentation on the following:
  • Sprinkler installation or alteration
  • Fire alarms
  • Grease hoods
  • Underground and above-ground piping
  • Fixed fire suppression systems
  • Most any other auxiliary equipment that is installed in a building




Site & Special / Courtesy Inspections

Special/Courtesy Inspections

Special or courtesy inspections will be conducted any time a suspected fire or life safety hazard is reported to our office.

Site Inspections
From time to time, a representative from the Fire Marshal's Office will visit a construction site to verify requirements set forth during the plan review process. These may include Fire Department access, fire hydrant visibility, access, and location.

Underground fire main inspections are conducted by the Fire Department. We will inspect for proper pipe size, location, and size of thrust blocking.