What Are the Most Common Violations Found During a Foster Care Inspection?

The North Carolina Division of Social Services DSS-1515 Foster Home Fire Inspection Form (PDF) is utilized for the inspection.

The most common violations found during a foster care inspection include but not limited to:

  • Not having a ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 1A
  • Exit doors having double key deadbolts
  • Not having operating smoke detectors
  • Not having carbon monoxide detectors where the home is equipped with fuel gas cooking or heating appliances
  • Doors and windows located within sleeping rooms failing to open properly with little effort

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2. Does Brunswick County Fire Marshal's Office Issue Burn Permits?
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8. What Are the Most Common Violations Found During a Foster Care Inspection?
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