Once you have completed the requirements listed below and have a force protection load letter from your commander, contact the Fire Prevention branch at 432-6727, to request an inspection. Any failure will result in the non-issuance of the permit.
If there are more than one arms room in the building, coordinate with the other armors for a combined inspection. In conjunction with your Arms Room inspection we may also perform a facility fire inspection.
Must be annually inspected by a certified extinguisher company
Must be properly mounted, one at the back of the room and one at the front entrance
Flammable and combustible liquids are not stored
Dirty rags are kept in a self-closing metal container with a lid inside the Arms Room
Extension cords are not used to supply power from the primary power source
Electric space heaters are not used inside Arms Room
Storage of combustible materials is kept to a minimum, neat and orderly
Materials are not stored within 24 inches of the ceiling
Materials are not stored within 18 inches of sprinkler heads, if installed
Light fixtures are not exposed to easy breakage
Covers are in place or fluorescent bulbs have protective sheaths
Fire Symbol signs are posted on the exterior of the building and outside the Arms Room entrance, to reflect the highest ammunition or explosives hazard currently stored.
Signs will be removed if no ammunition is currently stored at the facility
The container holding the ammunition is properly marked for easy identification or the cabinet with the ammo is identified with the appropriate Fire Symbol
- Two serviceable fire extinguishers available in the Arms Room (If purchasing new, minimum rating of 4A:60B:C)