MN Dept of Public Safety - Schools State Fire Inspection Requirements
In 1990 Minnesota State Legislature passed law requiring the State Fire Marshal to inspect each of the state's roughly 1,750 schools once every three years. These inspections cover public elementary schools, secondary schools, middle, junior and senior high schools, learning centers and charter schools.
The primary focus of this program is to eliminate the fire and life safety violations in public school buildings that have historically contributed to disastrous events. Emphasis is placed on the life safety of the school's occupants. The program is staffed by a Fire Safety Supervisor, three field-based Deputy State Fire Marshals, one School Plan Reviewer/Inspector and a part time clerical support person. The program works closely with an inter-agency agreement with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).
Here are some of our facility requirements and annual inspection responsibilities....