Fire Prevention

Our Responsibilities

The Fire Prevention Section of the Fernandina Beach Fire Department is responsible for a number of activities mandated by Florida Law or Administrative Code. The Prevention Section staff performs both plans review and field inspections to determine fire code compliance for all construction activities involving both new and existing structures in the City. The Fire Prevention Section also performs either scheduled or periodic fire safety inspections of all buildings in the City as required by Chapter 633 Florida Statutes, to enforce the applicable provisions of the Florida Fire Prevention Code. Additionally, we perform a number of related functions, including identifying and mapping all fire hydrants in the City, and reviewing development applications to determine that Fire Code and Land Development Code requirements are met.