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Common Code Violations

Blocked Exit.bmp

Blocked exits are a common violation which could result in serious injury or even death in an emergency situation.

Exterior Blocked Exit.bmp

Do not install security gates over a required exit door that would prevent exiting a building.

Clear Path to Exit

Maintain a clear path to designated exits at all times.

Slide Bolts on Exits.bmp

Slide bolts are not permitted on exit doors.

Combo Locks.bmp

Improper hardware with the use of combination locks.

Lock and Hasp on Exit.bmp

Improper lock and hasp on exterior exit door.

Improper Hardware on Exit.bmp

Improper hardware installed on interior exit door.

Obstructed Exit.bmp

This is an example of an obstructed exit.

Blocking Exit and Dumpster too Close.bmp

Blocking exterior exit and combustible waste stored too close to building.

Storage Clearance for Sprinklers.bmp

Maintain 18" clear space from bottom of sprinklers to storage.

Compressed gas.bmp

Compressed gas cylinders must be securely strapped to prevent falling.

Fire Exting..bmp

Ensure fire extinguishers are fully charged, mounted and accessible.

Flammable liquids dispensing.bmp

Do not dispense flammable liquids by gravity. Use approved suction pumps.

Rest. Exhaust Maint..bmp

Restaurant exhaust and cooking equipment shall be periodically cleaned.

Fire Prot. System.bmp

Regularly check fire protection system control valves.  Ensure all valves are open.

Electrical Panel storage.bmp

Storage in front of electrical panels is not permitted.

Exposed Panel.bmp

Open electrical panel box must be properly covered.

Multi-Plug Exten..bmp

Improper multi-plug extension use.


These Colors Don't Run 500 grams - Illegal North Carolina fireworks.

Illegal Fireworks.bmp

Delirium 500 grams - Illegal North Carolina fireworks.

Office of Lee County Fire Marshal

Fire Marshal
T. Shane Seagroves, CFI
Deputy Fire Marshal 
Bill Rogers

204 West Courtland Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

Phone 919-718-4670

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm