Apartment Fire Safety Checklist


The Apartment Fire Safety Checklist is a vital resource for apartment residents and property managers to ensure that all necessary precautions are taken to prevent fires and ensure rapid response if a fire occurs.

This checklist helps identify potential hazards and ensures that safety measures are in place, contributing to the overall safety of residents and property.

Apartment Fire Safety Checklist

Date of Inspection: __________________
Inspected By: __________________
Apartment Number/Location: __________________
Next Inspection Date: __________________

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors


  • Smoke alarms installed on every level, inside each bedroom, and outside sleeping areas: Yes / No
  • Carbon monoxide detectors present and functional: Yes / No

Maintenance and Testing:

  • Tested monthly and batteries replaced annually: Yes / No
  • Units free of dust and obstructions: Yes / No

Electrical Safety

Outlets and Cords:

  • All electrical outlets and cords in good condition (no fraying or cracks): Yes / No
  • No overloaded sockets or extension cords: Yes / No


  • Appliances properly plugged in and not left unattended (e.g., irons, stoves): Yes / No
  • Space heaters placed away from flammable materials and not used for drying clothes: Yes / No

Kitchen Safety


  • Stovetop and oven clear of grease and debris: Yes / No
  • No flammable items near the cooking area: Yes / No

Microwave and Small Appliances:

  • Microwave and other small appliances clean and in good working order: Yes / No
  • Appliances unplugged when not in use: Yes / No

Fire Extinguishers

Accessibility and Condition:

  • At least one fire extinguisher accessible in the kitchen and additional units on each level: Yes / No
  • Extinguisher gauge indicates adequate pressure: Yes / No
  • Staff or residents trained on how to use extinguishers: Yes / No

Emergency Exits and Escape Plans

Escape Routes:

  • Clear and accessible escape routes from all rooms: Yes / No
  • Emergency exit signs where applicable: Yes / No

Fire Drills and Evacuation Plans:

  • Regular fire drills conducted: Yes / No
  • Evacuation plan posted and understood by all residents: Yes / No

General Fire Safety Measures

Flammable Materials:

  • Flammable liquids stored properly and in minimal quantities: Yes / No
  • No storage of hazardous materials in apartment units: Yes / No


  • Common areas and exits free of clutter and debris: Yes / No
  • Proper disposal of trash and recyclables: Yes / No

Additional Observations


Inspector’s Signature: __________________ Date: __________________
Resident’s/Manager’s Signature: __________________ Date: __________________


This Apartment Fire Safety Checklist plays a crucial role in maintaining a safe living environment by systematically reviewing and ensuring that all fire safety measures are actively managed and maintained.

Regular use of this checklist not only enhances the safety of the residents but also ensures compliance with local fire safety regulations, helping to prevent potential fire incidents in apartment settings.

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