Fire Marshal's Office

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The Fire Marshal's Office (FMO) exists to prevent loss of life, injuries and property due to fire. This is achieved through three basic methods: education, engineering and enforcement. 

New Construction, Plan Review and Inspections

The Fire Marshal's Office prepares plan reviews and conducts construction inspections of new developments and commercial buildings, including renovations and remodels of existing buildings. Reviews are also made of significant modifications to fire protection systems (fire sprinklers, fire alarms, cooking suppression, clean agent, etc). The Fire Marshal's Office is also responsible for reviewing plans for single-family homes with elevators. 

Existing Building Regulations

The Fire Marshal's Office is also responsible for conduction inspections of existing buildings and structures to educate owners and/or staff regarding various fire hazards and to identify fire code violations so they can be corrected, thereby reducing the risk of a fire. Detailed records are kept to help identify trends that may require special attention to help mitigate. 

Private Fire Hydrant Regulations and Inspections

For all fire hydrants that are not located in a public right of way, the property owner is responsible for the testing and maintenance of the fire hydrant which must be completed by qualified subcontractors. 

Fire Safety Inspections for Multifamily Rental Housing

This fact sheet is intended to answer questions and provide guidance to property owners and managers of multifamily rental housing related to Ordinance No. 2016-12-37 - annual inspections and compliance. 

For general information or to speak with an inspector, call the Fire Marshal's Help Line at 770-206-4358. If our inspectors in the field, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. 

Instructions for Fire Watch 

Whenever a fire protection system (fire alarm, fire sprinkler, etc.) is taken out of service for maintenance or repairs, or is otherwise compromised due to damage and unable to function as intended, a “fire watch” must be put in place.  




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