Onslow County Partnership for Children:

We are a private non-profit agency that advocates and provides services for the healthy development of children, by building the strengths and capacities of families, care-giving professionals, and the communities in which they reside.

Fire Inspection Preparation Sheet

Prior to your fire inspection you will need to insure that the following is met:

  1. You have at least one 5 lb fire extinguisher rated 2-A: 10-B:C or larger. The extinguisher should be mounted in or near the child care room, chest high but out of smaller children’s reach. (Must be inspected annually by a 3rd party and monthly by provider)
  2. Unused outlets are covered and only UL listed extension cords are used for portable appliances and not as a substitute for permanent wiring.
  3. Residents of the City of Jacksonville and ETJ must have smoke detectors that are electric with battery back up and are interconnected, with a minimum of one installed in each bedroom, hallway, and in the primary childcare room. (no wood paneling allowed in child care room)
  4. County residence should check with the inspector for quantity and placement. You must have at least one electric smoke detector with battery back up or an electric with a battery operated one installed beside it.
  5. Exit signs should be posted over exit doors.
  6. Ensure that there in nothing blocking your water heater or circuit breaker/fuse panel. Allow approx. 36 inches of clearance around each.
  7. A fire evacuation route with marked exits is posted along with emergency numbers in a prominent place.
  8. You should have a designated outdoor meeting place established.
  9. You have a working telephone not dependent of electricity to function with emergency phone numbers posted nearby.
  10. Doors and windows in rooms used for sleeping open properly with little effort.
  11. All hallways, doorways, entrances, ramps, steps, and corridors are unobstructed, free of storage, and readily accessible.