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Fire and Life Safety Inspection
Fire Code:
The City of Rochester Hills Fire Department is currently using the International Fire Code 2006 edition for enforcement and plan review.

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Fire and Life Safety Inspections -
The Rochester Hills Fire Department has adopted an inspection schedule based on the recommendations of NFPA 1730's Standard on Organization and Deployment of Fire Prevention Inspection and Code Enforcement, Plan Review, Investigation, and Public Education Operations. This standard has identified three different risk classifications based on building use and business practices. Businesses have been categorized into one of the following risk categories:

High Risk - Inspected Annually: Examples include multi-family dwellings, hotels and lodging, assembly locations (places with an occupant load of 50 or more persons), chemical users / producers, hazardous use locations and City owned critical infrastructure. High Risk locations will be inspected once each calendar year.

Medium Risk - inspected every other year: Examples include industrial occupancies that do not use / produce chemicals, gas stations, restaurants with an occupancy load of 49 persons or less, businesses with large quantities of flammable / combustible products or aerosols that are not in use. Medium Risk occupancies will be inspected based on address number; Even numbered addresses will be inspected in even numbered years, Odd numbered addresses will be inspected in odd numbered years.

Low Risk - Inspected once every 3 years: Examples include storage, mercantile use (retail) and business use.

For information regarding when your business will be inspected or what risk category your business falls into, please contact the Community Risk Reduction Division at 248-656-4617 and ask to speak to a fire inspector.

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