This section is responsible for providing an effective fire prevention inspection program and enforcing the state adopted Florida Fire Prevention Code. The section also reviews plans for new buildings, remodels, additions, and performs acceptance inspections for life safety systems.
Code Enforcement and compliance is the key in the protection of citizens, businesses, and visitors of Pasco County. Regular inspections help ensure the fire code is being observed. After a building is constructed, it is the Fire Inspector's duty to make sure that it is maintained in compliance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code as adopted by the State over the life of the structure. Many buildings are older and have changed numerous times over the years - often times far different than the original intended use. It is imperative for the Fire Marshal's Office to stay current with these changes, especially in light of how others may be affected, specifically those who may be living, working or visiting the property.
Plans Review personnel have expertise in up-to-date fire and life safety code requirements, state-of-the-art building design, fire protection systems and equipment, emergency egress, emergency water supply systems, and ever-changing technologies, including special extinguishing and fire alarm system in a variety of industries represented in the unincorporated areas of Pasco County. Their vital work ensures fire safety for new and existing occupancies ranging from residential and commercial projects such as high-rise developments, planned communities, shopping malls, hazardous materials storage warehouses, and more. Please see the link below for the approved user fees.
Special Events also vary a great deal in Pasco County, from parades, specialized pyrotechnic displays, worldwide sporting events, concerts, and seasonal attractions of all kinds. It is the Fire Inspector's role to make sure a host of codes and regulations for each venue are in compliance so that everyone involved stays safe and first responders have emergency access if needed.