Inspector Info

Find valuable codes and standards information tailored for the fire inspector community, including inspection forms, educational materials, and project updates.

Vision 20/20

With funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant program, the Institution of Fire Engineers U.S. Branch has established a steering committee comprised of noted fire service and related agency leaders to guide a national strategic planning process for the fire loss prevention that results in a national plan that will coordinate activities and fire prevention efforts. This project involves many participants representing all areas of fire prevention as well as other advocates and stakeholders to the plan and its recommended outcomes.

This project is committed to action, with a few strategic recommendations being converted to a national plan that stakeholders will be asked to support with documentation of specific actions and benchmarks instead of a long list of recommended practices. This project will not create recommendations in a vacuum. Other efforts that have identified significant progress toward achieving prevention goals will be considered to avoid competing efforts.

Safety Inspection Forms

Below are generic safety inspection forms and checklists available to download. Please note that these forms are intended to guide fire inspection personnel in identifying general fire and life safety hazards. Other possible code requirements may apply. Be sure to check the applicable code language in your jurisdiction, as they may differ depending on the edition of the code adopted and local modifications. The IAFF would like to thank the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office for the following checklists.

Checklists available for download:

Fire Prevention Week

The NFPA’s Fire Prevention was established in 1927 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which killed more than 250 people and left 100,000 homeless. For one week each October, fire fighters across the U.S. engage their local communities in educational campaigns that center around a theme for that year.

Associated resources from IAFF and NFPA: