Fire and Life Safety Inspections are conducted on commercial occupancies located within the city limits of Grants Pass. The inspections are performed following the Oregon Fire Code (OFC), which has been adopted by the City of Grants Pass. Typically, a representative from the Fire Prevention Division or an Engine Company from Grants Pass Fire Rescue will come out to the business, perform the inspection, note any violations of the OFC, and inform the responsible party. A re-inspection is conducted to ensure the violations have been corrected.
New Construction Inspections
Fire and Life Safety Inspections are also performed on all new buildings. These inspections are conducted during all stages of construction, depending on the type of building and the occupancy. If a fire sprinkler system is required for the building, the inspections are conducted during construction.
Underground pipe is inspected and tested before it is covered up. After the building is completed, the sprinkler system and the fire alarm system are tested to ensure compliance. Once the building is completed, inspected and violations have been corrected, the building can then be occupied.
Self Inspection Program
The Self Inspection Program works in conjunction with Fire and Life Safety Inspections. Every month, the Self Inspection Form (PDF) is mailed out to new or renewing business license applicants. The responsible party for the business will fill out the form and return it to the Fire Prevention Division. The forms are reviewed and tracked. All of the emergency contact information is then routed to the 911 dispatch center so they can update their records.