Unit V Project
In the previous unit, you created an inspection checklist that you would utilize if you were inspecting facilities or properties in the field. Now you are going to put your checklist to the test by conducting a mock inspection of an actual facility. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will likely not be able to have access as normal to local businesses. If you do happen to be able to get access, however, you will work with a local property owner or manager to access and conduct an inspection of a facility that should be equipped with a sprinkler and smoke detector system. During your inspection, you want to take pictures of the fire alarm system, the sprinkler riser, and any other concerns you might have with potential code violations and annotate in your field notes what you discovered. If you do not, you will need to improvise and conduct the same activity for your fire station, place of employment, or even your home. All of the requirements of the inspection may not be applicable to the occupancies, and you should document this accordingly.
Your submission will include a clean copy of your final inspection checklist as well as a one- to two-page memo that you would submit to your supervisor or chief, reporting on what you found during your inspection. In your memo, include the following information:
the purpose and importance of the fire inspection,
the role that you as the fire inspector were playing when inspecting the property (based on the Chapter 8 textbook reading),
what concerns you had during the inspection,
what you would do if you had power to create and draft citations, and
how you would address your concerns.
Also, attach at least two pictures, even if they do not show violations, to the report. This assignment does not utilize APA format. However, if any outside sources are used, please cite and reference them properly. Please keep in mind that you will need to upload two separate files to the assignment area: the checklist and your memo.