Code Violations?

Where do all these fire codes, standards, and regulations come from? How can I find out what fire codes apply to my business or property? What are they looking for during an inspection? Is that really a code violation? All these fire codes are...


Where do all these fire codes, standards, and regulations come from? How can I find out what fire codes apply to my business or property? What are they looking for during an inspection? Is that really a code violation?

All these fire codes are available on-line at NFPA.org (National Fire Protection Association). 

Here's how to access them:

  • From NFPA.org select 'Codes & Standards'


  • From 'Codes & Standards' select 'List of NFPA Codes & Standards'


  • Select the desired code based on code number or name (most relevant codes are found in NFPA 1 or NFPA 101)


  • Scroll down to the section that says 'View the document online', click on the desired edition


  • At this point you will be prompted to enter or create a login (quick and free).

  • Click 'I agree' to the terms and conditions

  • Select 'Open' at the top of the screen that follows.
You can nowly freely read any codes and standards that you may need.
Many municipalities have their own fire codes that go along with state/national adopted fire codes.  Many of these city/county ordinances are available from municode.com. Here is a sample from my jurisdiction Martin County Code of Ordinances.
Check out the instructional video from inspector911.com.