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UNIT V SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY CHRISTOPHER BATES COLUMBIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
Introduction I live in a very small town with only a volunteer fire department. The town I live in has not had a business fire in a very long time, but that does not mean we should not take fire prevention codes seriously. Our town does not have code inspectors to inspect structure in the town for code violations. I believe that we should have code compliance inspectors to inspect buildings for compliance issues. Since I have the background in the safety field I am constantly assessing hazardous situations while I am in the local businesses. There are numerous businesses and city owned buildings that are “not up to code” in my town. The city should employ a code inspector to at least protect the many city owned buildings. Code Inspector The reason that my town does not have code inspectors is because we do not have the money to pay people to inspect buildings. A code inspector can be a very beneficial tool to reduce costs of damages due to fires. A fire can be very costly to a business owner and could potentially shut the business down. The pay of a code inspector will essentially pay for itself by saving the city and businesses money by enforcing codes and preventing fires. The code

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