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....
 
 

 
 
 

 State Fire Marshal File Type View File Download File
Three year FM report 2014-15 Early Childhood
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Three year FM report 2014-15 Bonner Elementary
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Three year FM report 2014-15 Central Intermediate
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2014-15 Three Year FM report MS-HS
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Fire Marshal 3-year Inspection at MS/HS 2011/12
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Fire Marshal 3-year Inspection at ECLC 2011/12
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Fire Marshal 3-yr Inspection at Central 2011/12
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Fire Marshal 3-yr Inspection at Bonner 2011/12
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Annual Required Inspections
These documents contain the annual inspection requirements for Each site owned and or occupied by a district along with the requirements for annual inspection on Science Labs...
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2009 SFM Orders Jr/Sr High
Improvement requirements based on FY09 SFM Inspection
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2009 SFM Orders Central Intermediate
Improvement requirements based on FY09 SFM Inspection
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2009 SFM Orders Bonner Elementary
Improvement requirements based on FY09 SFM Inspection
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2009 SFM Orders Early Childhood
Improvement requirements based on FY09 SFM Inspection
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Common Violations
Here is an interesting list of violations by category, building type and number of violations
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