Fire Prevention & Inspections

Water PumpsThe City of Junction City and the Fire Department (JCFD) have adopted the 2012 International Fire Code for fire prevention inspections.

JCFD inspection jurisdiction includes, but is not limited to, all businesses, child daycare, hospitals, nursing homes, and schools within the City limits.

Features That Are Checked

The following are some features JCFD will check during our inspections:

  • Fire Alarms
  • Fire Exits Lights
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Special Occupancies Building Codes


Child Daycares are listed under our Special Occupancy features. Child Daycare inspections have been on the rise in the past few years. Most of these facilities are operated out of private residences and are licensed by the State of Kansas as KDHE. JCFD provides the local jurisdiction fire inspections. 

A few of the things we look for when we inspect a Child Daycare Facility are:

  • Two separate means of exiting the residence
  • Smoke alarms in all sleeping/napping areas
  • Child safety covers on all electrical outlets
  • Readily available fire extinguisher that is serviced yearly
  • Child proof safety latches on all cabinets containing anything other than foodstuffs or cookware
  • Locks on bathroom doors that be opened from the outside
  • Proper venting of natural gas fueled appliances
  • Proper amount of adult supervision for the number of children being taken care of