Fire Safety Visit

You should contact the Fire and Rescue Department at 703-246-4660 and schedule the fire safety visit. The inspector will review home fire hazards with you. Some of the required fire safety items are listed below.

  • Working smoke detectors on each level of the home.
  • A working fire extinguisher mounted in or near the kitchen.
  • An emergency evacuation/fire plan.
  • A clear passage to the circuit breaker box and around the furnace area.
  • Extension cords and multi-plug adapters are not acceptable in the home.
  • A working carbon monoxide alarm in homes where appliances may produce carbon monoxide.
  • Fireplaces, woodstoves, and chimneys shall be inspected and cleaned annually.
  • Telephone service that is available, operable and accessible during the home child care facility's hours of operation.

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