The Bureau is comprised of four sections, under the direction of the Chief of Fire Prevention, Casia Sinco. The four sections and their Managers are:
The Bureau, although headquartered in Tallahassee, has six field offices and three satellite offices around the state. A Supervisor is assigned to each field office to ensure support is available to our customers within their respective areas.
The Bureau now has a Public Portal where information related to Inspections of state buildings, inspections of boilers, plans reviews (state buildings only), and licenses issued by the Regulatory License Section can be found.
Florida Fire Prevention Code is adopted by the State Fire Marshal at three year intervals as required by Chapter 633.0215, Florida Statutes. This complex set of fire code provisions are enforced by the local fire official within each county, municipality, and special fire district in the state. The county, municipality or special district in which you reside may also have local amendments applicable only to your community.
If you have a specific question regarding the Florida Fire Prevention Code or how it affects a specific building, occupancy or place of residence, please contact your local fire official. You may access the Florida Fire Prevention Code by clicking on the link below:
You may access any local amendment affecting your community by clicking on the "Local Amendments" link below. Local amendments are enforceable only by the local jurisdiction and may not be appealed to the State Fire Marshal.
The Florida Fire Prevention Code (FFPC) is available for purchase from the Florida State Fire College Bookstore or by contacting:
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You may visit the web site of the National Fire Protections Association (NFPA) for read only access to the NFPA codes and standards by clicking here : NFPA Codes . HOWEVER, please note that the NFPA 1 and NFPA 101 are NOT the Florida revised version for the Florida Fire Prevention Code.
Interested persons can seek and receive an informal non-binding opinion on requests involving questions related to the Florida Fire Prevention Code
To participate as a member of the Fire Code Interpretations Committee, print this form, complete the form, and return it to the State Fire Marshal. You may mail the form to Belinda Chukes at 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0342 or you may attach it to an e-mail to Belinda.Chukes@MyFloridaCFO.com. Member Application for Fire Code Interpretation Committee
Those of you who visit this web-site are encouraged to do everything possible to help prevent fires from getting or being started.
The Bureau of FIre Prevention is accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS).
Accreditation by IAS conveys formal recognition that governmental fire prevention and life safety departments have demonstrated the technical and administrative competence to implement an effective and equitable system of code enforcement. Accredited organizations comply with the IAS Accreditation Criteria for Fire Prevention and Life Safety Departments (AC426), which covers such services as code administration, plan review, and inspection.