The Division of Fire and Life Safety has statewide jurisdiction for fire code enforcement and plan review authority except communities which have received deferrals.
Building fire and life safety inspections are prioritized to include the following occupancies:
National statistics show that 70% of businesses that suffer a major fire incident never reopen their doors, while 25% of businesses that do reopen their doors fail within one year. Large fires always start small. If fires in structures are not contained quickly, they spread through the building structure and cannot be extinguished. These uncontrolled fires can spread to surrounding buildings. For these reasons, it is vital for businesses and multi-unit residential owners to be educated about proper fire prevention practices.
Fire inspectors look at many items in your place of business. The following is a list of code requirements by occupancy type that will be checked during a Fire and Life Safety Inspection. This list is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all fire code provisions but does include the most common code violations.
Fires that will normally be investigated by the Division of Fire and Life Safety include the following:
The Life Safety Inspection Bureau Deputy on standby will be notified anytime a fire meeting the description listed above is reported to the Department of Public Safety and/or on-duty personnel from the Division of Alaska State Troopers (AST Dispatch number is 907-428-7200) have confirmed the need for investigation by the Division of Fire and Life Safety.
As of May 2017, the Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office no longer proctors the Class III Fire Extinguisher exam. To schedule a testing date, contact International Code Council directly at https://www.iccsafe.org
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 269-5511