08-23-2011 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #18

2011 Annual Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety, and Sanitation Inspection Report


Certified Fire Safety Inspectors of the BPS Office of Environmental Health & Safety performed an unannounced annual inspection of each educational facility in the district.  Deficiencies noted at each site are re-inspected to assure compliance.  Each inspection was performed in conjunction with local/municipal fire authority inspectors.

BPS uses the following Statutes, Administrative Codes, and Industry Standards to establish a process for conducting annual comprehensive fire safety, casualty safety, and sanitation inspections of existing BPS facilities:

Florida Statute 1013.12 0 Casualty, Safety, Sanitation, and Fire Safety Standards and Inspection of Property

Florida Administrative Code 69A-58 - Fire Safety in Educational Facilities

Florida Administrative Rule 6A-2.0010 - State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) 0 Chapter 5, Existing Facilities

National Fire Protection Association  (NFPA), Fire Prevention Code 1 & Life Safety Code 101

A paper copy of the entire 514 page report is available for review in the Board Secretary's Office.  An electronic copy of the report was also provided to the Superintendent and the Board Members.

A copy of the Fire Safety type inspection data from this report was submitted to the State Fire Marshal's Office on June 30, 2011 as required by FAC 69A-58.

None of the open (incomplete) deficiencies are categorized as Priority 1 (Serious) and therefore are being addressed through routine corrective measures (i.e. advanced schedule maintenance work order process, prioritization of maintenance and capital type deficiencies with limited operating and capital funding sources, etc.).

Unlike years past, typical Safety-to-Life Capital Project Funds (i.e. PECO Maintenance) will not be available to correct the known deficiencies in Fiscal Year 2011/2012.  We will be using a combination of general Operating and unrestricted Capital dollars (i.e. Repair at Failure) to correct deficiencies identified in this report and any new deficiencies that are discovered which may be serious in nature.  Deficiency prioritization, in combination with bundling like/similar project work, will continue to be an essential component in efficiently completing the infrastructure type safety deficiencies.

Accept the 2011 Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety, and Sanitation Inspection Report for all Brevard Public Schools and Charter Schools. 

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 8/9/2011
Consent after Information8/23/2011

Authority for Action
Florida Statute 1013.12

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Capital Projects

Cost Center


Ed Curry:  BPS, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Services


Jim Powers:  BPS, Office of Env Health & Safety

Attachment:  2010-2011 Annual Fire Safety Inspections.pdf