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Last Updated: 2010-01-12

Fire Prevention

The goal of the Prevention Office is to direct its resources to provide effective service delivery in the areas of public education, construction sites, plans reviews, economic development, fire protection systems inspections, fire cause investigation and code enforcement. Ensures that the Public Education Program reaches all segments of the Fire District concerning the preservation of life and property.

The Role of the Fire Marshal

Fire Marshal supports two (2) Deputy Fire Marshal’s, the Hazardous Material Coordinator and the Arson Investigator Supervisor. Is responsible for the fire prevention division; enforces the provisions of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code, local City of Richmond Ordinances concerning fire prevention and fire protection. The Fire Marshal investigates complaints received by the Fire Prevention Office, established and maintains comprehensive records of all business transacted, investigations, notices served and permits written. The Fire Marshal works to develop educational programs which promotes fire safety, assist the and supports the Deputy Chief of Support Services with special administrative duties, reports that provides information to the business community and the public upon request. We will uphold Richmond Fire and Emergency Services proud tradition of delivering the highest level of customer service through exceptional education, planning and prevention.

Fire Prevention Goals

    • Develop and maintain partnerships within the community on how to keep the community safe and receive feedback on the services provided the City of Richmond Fire Marshal’s Office
    • To grow the office, maintain well trained and educated employees dedicated to supporting the goals of this office and its citizens
    • Work to be locally and state recognized as a full service prevention life and safety provider and the ability to continually meet the increasing demands being the subject matter expert

    Fire Preventions Values

    • Value pride in our organization, the service we provide, the community we serve and the fire stations we support
    • We honor the communities trust, professionalism while committing to excellence and reliability in preforming our duties  
    • Value teamwork, integrity, honesty of our staff members and what this means to our customers and other stake holders

Contact Information:

Fire Department
City of Richmond
201 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-2500

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