Fire Prevention is responsible for the enforcement of life safety codes,
through annual building inspections of businesses, public assemblies, and other
facilities as mandated by the State of Georgia; issuance of 14 life safety
related permits (to include but not limited to public assembly permits, burn
permits, day care permits, beer and wine permits); plan review for
suppression/detection systems and hydrant placement, and provides fire and life
safety education classes to the community.
Fire Prevention also investigates fires for cause and origin and responds to
customer inquiries and complaints. The division is also involved with numerous
fire and life safety initiatives that improve the safety of our citizens. The
programs include the following: Free Home Safety Survey, Residential Carbon
Monoxide Checks, School Fire Safety Education, Juvenile Fire Setter Program, and
free smoke alarms (and installation).