The Fire and Life Safety Division has the responsibility of helping to provide a safe environment for our citizens, business owners and their patrons through education and enforcement of the Florida Fire Prevention Code. The Division is led by an Assistant Chief and is tasked with inspecting new and existing buildings throughout the city, review plans for code compliance to the Florida Fire Prevention Code and the NFPA codes, and investigate fires that occur within the boundaries of Boca Raton. Our staff consists of a Permit Specialist, two Senior Fire Inspectors, two Plan Reviewers, and four Inspectors.
Our Fire Safety Inspectors provide quality fire inspection services while educating customers about fire safety and fire prevention equipment and maintenance. Fire Inspections can be classified into three categories; installation and new construction, ongoing compliance and re-inspection. Certified State of Florida Fire Safety Inspectors conduct periodic Fire and Life Safety Inspections of existing buildings used for commercial and multi-family residential purposes as well as construction inspections. Inspection types consist of sprinkler, fire alarms, natural and LP gas installations, generators, fire pumps, elevators, fire hood suppression, and specialty inspections. Inspectors complete and maintain permanent inspection records and reports. They issue citations when hazards or violations have not been corrected and issue written notifications for City Code Enforcement hearings. Inspectors work closely with other city, county, and state departments to ensure code compliance and provide technical assistance pertaining to the application, enforcement, and interpretation of codes and standards.
Ask yourself these questions to determine whether your business will pass a fire inspection: