Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District
MLFD's Prevention Division assists business owners in implementing minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practices in order to safeguard the health, safety and general welfare of the community. Our goal is to protect local businesses and the public from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions that may exist in buildings, structures and premises, and while not every disaster can be prevented, MLFD has a checklist of ways to ensure that your business remains safe.
PREVENTION IS THE KEY to a safe business. You can conduct your own fire safety inspection by completing the online self inspection form below. Self inspection is a useful resource; however, it in no way should be substituted for an official Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District inspection.
PREVENTION IS THE KEY to a safe business and a safer community. Below is a self inspection questionnaire for you to complete should you want to be proactive and self-inspect your business. If you have any questions, or would like to provide additional information, please contact the Prevention Division at (760) 934-2300.
First & Last Name.
Commercial or Business Name.
Address or suite is clear and visible for fire personnel. Address identification characters shall contrast with their background, numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters and numbers shall not be spelled out. Each character shall be not less than 4 inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 (12.7 mm). Yes
Is your business protected by a sprinkler or fire alarm system? If you answered yes, than are all of the appropriate keys to unlock your business doors in the Fire Department Knox Box?
Does your business have panic hardware doors? If you answered yes than you can skip this question. If the business doors lock using hardware such as deadbolts than is there a readily visible durable sign is posted on the egress side on or adjacent to the door stating: THIS DOOR TO REMAIN UNLOCKED WHEN THIS SPACE IS OCCUPIED? The sign shall be in letters 1 inch (25 mm) high on a contrasting background.
Exit signs and access doors must be visible in the direction of travel providing an exit path of the building.
Occupant load sign required for 50 persons or more. Every room or space that is an assembly occupancy shall have the occupant load of the room or space posted in a conspicuous place, near the main exit or exit access doorway from the room or space. Posted signs be of an approved legible permanent design and shall be maintained by the owner or the owners authorized agent.
Are the fire extinguishers inspected and maintained annually by a California State Fire Marshal licensed technician?
Storage shall be maintained 2 feet (610 mm) or more below the ceiling in non-sprinklered areas of buildings or not less than 18 inches (457 mm) below sprinkler head deflectors in sprinklered areas of buildings.
Are there smoke detectors in your business and have you checked the detector to verify operation? Smoke and/or heat detectors shall be required in all A, B, M, R, and S occupancies regardless of construction type to alert occupants or passerby’s of an incident.
Do you have a CO (carbon monoxide) detector? Carbon monoxide detectors in commercial buildings are required at least one per level.
Do you have a combustible gas (liquefied propane gas) detector? If you have an area that is served by a gas appliance you are required to have a combustible gas detector.
Electrical panel shall have a minimum of 30” clearance.
All electrical appliances and cords appear to be safe. No splices, multiple receptacles or extension cords.
Mechanical room furnace/boiler and electrical rooms are free of combustible storage.