As the Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) closely monitors the impact of COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority.
In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Bureau of Fire Prevention has closed our offices to the public until further notice.
For the latest information on the Bureau of Fire Prevention activities, events, and standard operations; please visit:
This message concerning an email SCAM is going to a very broad group of building owners and managers as well as code officials.
"To prevent injury and damages caused by fire through code development, inspections, and licensing."
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.
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.
Bureau Chief: Casia Sinco
Chief Boiler Inspector: David Warburton
Inspections Supervisor: John Walker
Plans Review Supervisor: John Gatlin
Safety Program Manager: Keith McCarthy
The Regulatory Licensing Section is responsible for the enforcing all laws relating to the licensing and regulation of the following industries: Fire Equipment, Engineered Fire Protection Systems, Explosives, Sparklers.
Phone (850) 413-3171
Fax (850) 414-6119
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Division of State Fire Marshal
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0342