Fire Prevention Bureau

The Fire Prevention Bureau falls under the direction of the Fire Marshal.  There are four primary roles of the Fire Prevention Bureau; Plan Review, Inspections, Investigations, and Public Education.

The Fire Marshal works a Monday through Friday schedule and the hours vary.
Plan Review
The Fire Marshal reviews the following plan types for compliance with the adopted fire codes. Construction plans are reviewed in conjunction with the Inspection Department with building permits being issued by the building inspector.
  • Building plans for new commercial building and buildings undergoing a major remodel
  • Sprinkler plans
  • Fire Alarm plans
  • Site plans


The Fire Marshal conducts inspections and issues the following permits as required per city ordinance
  • Open Burning
  • Spraying or Dipping Operation
  • Compressed Gases
  • Explosive and Blasting Agents
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gases
  • Liquor Inspections
  • State Required Inspections
  • Hotel/Motel/Bed & Breakfast


The Fire Marshal conducts investigations on fires that occur within our jurisdiction
  • Scene Examination
  • Interviews
  • Follow up
  • Work with other investigative agencies

Public Education

The Fire Prevention Bureau offers several educational opportunities
  • Juvenile Firesetter Program
  • Smoke Trailer
  • Public Speaking events
  • Fire Escape Planning