Facility Fire Safety and Construction

This program provides oversight and management of the Facility Fire Safety and Building Construction (FFS&C) requirements for all state licensed and/or federally certified health care facilities. To accomplish these tasks, FFS&C staff perform facility plans reviews and approvals, on-site plan inspections/finalizations, consultations, and periodic facility fire and safety surveys, including complaint/fire investigations. At present, our scope of responsibility includes:

  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing facilities
  • Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities 
  • End stage renal disease facilities
  • Residential assisted living facilities
Required documents for fire safety and construction

Below are the required documents required for submission for a fire safety and construction approval. 

Facility Fire Safety & Construction survey results

Toolkit and resources

Building plans

Building plans may be submitted electronically.  Submittal Form - PDF Format (fillable)

Facility fires and fire watches
Facility water management
State and Federal waiver process
Record retention process
Interim Life Safety Measures
Evacuation training of health care facilities
Power strip requirements
Maintenance and testing of fire/smoke dampers
Maintenance and Testing of Electrical Systems
Regulatory requirements

Both state and federal laws regulate the construction of facilities. Below are links to both federal and state rules governing the licensing and certification process for facility fire safety and construction.