Every assembly occupancy in Springfield is required to comply with the 2018 International Fire Code, adopted by the City of Springfield. These codes were adopted to prevent overcrowding and other safety hazards in bars, nightclubs and other establishments where many citizens gather.
The Community Risk Reduction Division of the Springfield Fire Department offers customized onsite training for your establishment. Or, if you choose, online training is also available.
Employees of all assembly occupancies are required to attend training at hiring and at least every year thereafter. This training, provided by the Springfield Fire Department, fulfills that requirement.
For customized on-site training, contact us. Otherwise, view our online training, followed by a short quiz to be completed by all employees. Once you have passed the test with a score of at least 70%, a certificate will be mailed to your establishment.
Overcrowding Final Test (Please note: Once you begin the exam, you will have 30 minutes to complete it. Please ensure you have viewed the training video before taking the exam.)
Fire marshals and fire companies conduct fire and life safety inspections at commercial occupancies. These inspections are designed to allow fire department personnel to identify and correct deviations from the Fire Code. Review the Explanation Sheet, used during these type of inspections, which discusses some of the more frequent violations.
Roles and Responsibilities of Owners and Employees
To protect the safety of you, your employees and your patrons, be aware of these fire code regulations.
Every bar and nightclub has an occupancy load that must be posted and maintained.
Every assembly occupancy is required to have a written fire safety and evacuation plan.
Assembly occupancies are required to hold 4 fire drills each year.
Every bar and nightclub is required to train employees in fire emergency procedures.
Assembly occupancies must show proof that an annual inspection has been conducted by the Springfield Fire Department.