09-10-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #18


Title
2013 Annual Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety, and Sanitation Inspection

Discussion

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 - 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) - Chapter 5, Existing Facilities

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

An electronic copy of the report is attached.  A copy of the Fire Safety portion of this report was submitted to the State Fire Marshal's Office on June 30, 2013 as required by FAC 69A-58.

Similar to last year, PECO Maintenance will not be available in Fiscal Year 2013/2014.  Instead, we intend to use $150,000 of budgeted Safety-to-Life Capital Project Funds 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.

Individual Safety-to-Life projects exceeding $25,000 will be submitted to the Board for approval.

Attachments:

Annual Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety, and Sanitation Inspection Report for all Brevard Public Schools and Charter Schools

 



Recommendation
Accept the 2013 Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety, and Sanitation Inspection Report for all Brevard Public Schools and Charter Schools and approve the expenditure of $150,000 of Safety-to-Life Capital Project funds to correct deficiencies identified in this report on prioritized basis.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 8/27/2013
Consent after Information9/10/2013

Authority for Action
Florida Statute 1013.12

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Capital Projects

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
13/14$150,000.00Yes37395623156267400681000

Contact
Jim Powers, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, 633-3580 x13074


Attachment:  2012-2013 Districtwide Safety Inspection Reports.pdf
Attachment:  Charter School Inspections 2012-2013 (3).pdf