The City of Tracy wants to educate its citizens with knowledge in Building Safety & Fire Prevention as it relates to the buildings in which we live, work, and play. It is a good idea to be prepared in case of a fire. Having an escape plan and practicing it with your family decreases potential harm to your family. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides useful information on how to prepare your escape plan.
It is also important to be cautious with stoves, space heaters and fireplaces. Many house fires are caused by these devices because they are left unattended. It is also important to check up on the maintenance of each of these devices so there is no damage. FEMA provides useful tips on how to protect your family from fires
caused by these devices.
Where do I find the code requirements for FIRE SAFETY during construction and demolition?
The California Fire Code Chapter 33, “Fire Safety During Construction and Demolition,” prescribes minimum safeguards that shall apply to buildings of all types undergoing construction, alteration, or demolition. These buildings are more susceptible to fire and are at a greater risk to the effects of fire. Construction projects often find multiple ignition sources in heaters, asphalt kettles, torch cutting, welding, and brazing operations, to name a few. Concentrations of combustible materials, incomplete compartmentalization or passive protection, and unfinished fire protection systems will allow fire to spread unimpeded. The follow video presentation will provide recommendations you can take as effective steps towards fire safety and preventing or minimizing fire damage during your construction project!