Our Fire Inspectors meet with the public on a daily basis, inspecting commercial and multi-family properties, ensuring that these properties meet the minimum safety standards for fire and life safety protection. The following activities are examples of the types of activities and inspections the Fire Inspectors and Plans Examiners participate in:
|Annual Fire Inspections||Night Inspections|
|Certificate of Use Fire Inspections||Other (Miscellaneous) inspections|
|Construction Inspections||School Inspections|
|Fire Origin and Cause Investigations||Target Hazard Inspections|
Frequently we receive questions or concerns about a business or activity related to fire safety. They may be initiated by a citizen, an alarm and sprinkler contractor, an alarm monitoring agency, a Building Inspector, a Code Enforcement officer, Police or Fire Operations staff. When this happens, we make a site visit to investigate the concern and then work with the occupant to correct any deficiencies found.
All Fire Inspectors are State of Florida Certified Firefighters, EMT or Paramedics, and are required to obtain a State of Florida Fire Safety Inspectors certificate prior to their employment. They must also renew their Inspector certifications every 4 years by taking courses that are approved by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, earning a minimum of 54 CEU’s in a 4 year cycle. Inspectors must also obtain Fire Investigator certifications in order to effectively investigate the causes of fires occurring in the City.