3. Unsuitable Disposal Receptacles for Cigarettes and Matches. This is easily corrected by
obtaining suitable receptacles in sufficient quantity to support the need.
4. Ineffective Fire Alarm Systems. A lack of alarm systems or ineffective systems may be
corrected by installing an approved fire alarm system. Automatic fire alarm systems--
a. Are authorized to be installed for the protection of life, critical material, and high value
materials. Fire alarms may be installed at isolated small locations requiring protection, and where
automatic sprinkler protection is not feasible.
b. Are authorized to be installed in combustible buildings confining military prisoners if
automatic sprinkler protection is not technically feasible.
c. Should ring locally and at the fire station.
5. Inadequate Fire Fighting Equipment. This will be corrected by obtaining modern
extinguishers. Other equipment such as bolt cutters, portable floodlights, first aid kits, and
stretchers may be necessary based on types of locks, facility structures, and types of facility
6. Lack of Fire Prevention Inspections. Corrective measures include scheduling regular fire
prevention inspections with the supporting fire department and selecting area fire marshals within
the confinement facility area. Fire marshals will be selected from the principal sections or activities
of the confinement facility. Their responsibilities, in addition to assisting the local fire marshal, will
be as follows:
a. To inspect buildings, structures, grounds, and fire protection facilities.
b. To submit monthly reports to the local fire marshal reporting findings and corrective
c. To enforce fire regulations.
d. To coordinate emergency plans for evacuation of personnel, control of fire, and salvage
e. To conduct evacuation drills at irregular times.
f. To ensure that personnel know how to report fires, use and inspect extinguishers, and
practice prevention measures IAW facility SOP.
7. Inadequate Key Control System. This can be corrected by establishing a system that requires
keys used daily by guards to be maintained by them. The system must include a plainly marked
duplicate set of keys to all doors and it will always be available at a central location, well known to
all of the confinement facility staff. The system must also require that keys be accounted for
whenever correctional personnel change shifts, are relieved for meals, latrine, appointments, and so