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Construction Inspections

If your business is constructing a new building, remodeling, adding on to an existing building, installing or upgrading certain systems or equipment or adding a new process to your operations. Then you may be required to schedule an inspection or multiple progress inspections with the fire district.

Examples of construction/operational inspections include but are not limited to:

  • Underground fire line installation.
    • Depth
    • Backfill requirements
    • Restraining methods
  • Under and above ground piping hydrostatic pressure tests.
  • Under and above ground pipe flushing.
  • Fire alarm wiring and device installation prior to covering.
  • Fire sprinkler pipe and bracing prior to covering.
  • Fire resistance requirements prior to covering.
  • Final sprinkler system acceptance test.
  • Final fire alarm system acceptance test.
  • Final Fire pump acceptance test.
  • Final kitchen hood suppression system test.
  • Fire hydrant flow test.
  • Water tank installation inspections.
  • Hazardous materials process, use and storage requirements.
    • Spray Finishing and Powder Coating
    • Hot Work
    • Fuel Dispensing
    • LPG Storage and/or sales

Prior to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy from the Cochise County Planning Department, a final inspection will need to be performed.  Common items inspected include:

  • Address
  • Emergency and stand by power
  • Egress
  • Occupant load
  • Knox box installation
  • Gate Knox override operation
  • Address display
  • Fire extinguisher installation

Please refer to the following documents for more in-depth information: