Published Date Written by Michael KitchLACONIA — In January the Fire Department resumed its life safety inspection program of multi-family buildings with three or more rental units.
Deputy Chief Charles Roffo said that the program includes inspection of hard-wired smoke detection and carbon monoxide detection systems as well as fire alarm, sprinkler, heating and electrical systems. Buildings will also be inspected for infestations of rodents and insects and the presence of lead paint.
Roffo said that the Fire Department will contact property owners prior to scheduled inspections to enable them to notify their tenants. On receiving notice of an inspection, property owners must contact the department to confirm they will have a representative at the building to assist the inspector. Tenants may be present during the inspection and may ask questions of the inspector..
An inspection guidebook, with a checklist, is posted on the Fire Department website at www.LaconiaFire.com. Once inspections are completed, a report identifying any issues requiring to be addressed will be presented to property owners. If no violations are found, property owners will be provided with clearance letters.
Anyone with questions about the inspection program may contact the Fire Prevention Office at (603) 524-6881.