New Fire Inspection Rules for Texas Foster Homes
Posted: 09-17-10Category:New rules changes regarding fire safety in foster homes went into effect on September 1st. The changes affect foster families with 3 or fewer unrelated children, foster families with more than 3 unrelated children and those foster homes having children with special medical needs. Homes with 3 or less unrelated children, none with special medical needs, now may opt for a fire/life safety inspection from the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, any state-certified fire inspector or a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services staff member. Homes with more than 3 unrelated children or any children having special medicals needs, now must be inspected by a state-certified fire inspector, the local fire marshal’s office or the State fire marshal’s office. For more information, you can go to the Harris County Fire Marshal's website at http://www.co.harris.tx.us/fmarshal/ and download the foster home inspection checklist and the foster home rules changes and checklist instructions.