From the Vermont Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshall:
All boilers in school buildings are required to have:
- Periodic servicing (cleaning, testing, etc.) by a qualified oil or gas technician at least once every two years.
(2012 VT Fire & Building Safety Code, Section 1:126.96.36.199.1), and
- All boilers must be inspected periodically (usually every two years) by a qualified boiler inspector (from insurance companies).
(same code, Section 6(g)).
Bruce Martin (802)885-8883
Or your school’s regional office of the Fire Safety Division.
Important safety information – Please note:
Many schools have programs for small groups of students which are held in a location other than a school building, such as regional special or early education programs, life skills classes for parenting teens, alternative programs for at-risk high school students, etc. All buildings used for educational programs must be inspected and approved for safety. When used in whole or in part for educational occupancies, buildings are required to conform to the applicable provisions of the National Fire Protection Association 101 Life Safety Code, as enforced by the Vermont Division of Fire Safety, or by agreement with municipal code enforcement bodies.
Educational occupancies are considered to be the use of any space by 6 or more persons for 4 or more hours per day or more than 12 hours per week for educational purposes through the twelfth grade. A recent inspection (within the last 3 or 4 years) is the best evidence of compliance with fire safety requirements. Inspectors look for basic safety issues such as proper exits, fire alarm systems, CO alarms, safe heating and safe wiring. An inspection can be requested by contacting any regional office of the Division of Fire Safety at www.firesafety.vermont.gov.
The Vermont Recreation and Parks Association is proud to be hosting the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) training and certification exam on April 8-10, 2014. The fifteen-hour course (approved for 1.2 CEU’s) will be conducted at the Doubletree Hotel in South Burlington. This CPSI course, sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association, is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered anywhere. Enrollment is limited to the first 80 registrations. Register by March 11th for the early bird registration rate.