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Bureau of Fire Prevention

Bureau of Fire Prevention


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.
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Electric Vehicle Fire Safety


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Bureau of Fire Prevention

"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.

Bureau of Fire Prevention

Bureau Chief: John Gatlin

Florida Fire Prevention Code

Free NFPA Access

Florida School Fire Safety

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories

Uniform Elevator Keys

Public Portal

Condominium Sprinkler Retrofit

Declaratory Statements

Local Amendments

Approved Sparkler Lists

Fire Safety Tips



Chief Boiler Inspector: David Warburton

The Boiler Safety Program is dedicated to ensuring the safety of boilers in public buildings by administering and enforcing 554, F.S. "The Boiler Safety Act" and 69A-51, F.A.C.

Inspections and Plans Review (State Buildings Only)

Inspections Chief: John Walker

Plans Review Chief: Morgan White


Plans Review

Regulatory Licensing

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.

Contact Us:
Phone (850) 413-3171
Fax (850) 414-6119
Email: Fire.Prevention@MyFloridaCFO.com
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Division of State Fire Marshal
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0342