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Fire Marshal
About the Division
The Office of the Fire Marshal conducts all fire and life safety code enforcement activities through building plans examination and on-site fire inspections. Fire Marshals are trained and certified through national certification processes to determine code violations and offer remedies to those violations. Fire and life safety codes are adopted mostly at the state level, although there are some local ordinances that are more strict than adopted state codes. Fire Marshals use these codes and ordinances to ensure that public buildings are safe when occupied, and that should an emergency occur, occupants can safely escape without injury or death.

It is the mission of this division to provide a fire safe community for our citizens and visitors. We maintain an aggressive proactive fire prevention program targeting occupancies where the public is potentially vulnerable or at increased risk during a fire event. We believe that effective fire prevention begins with education. Therefore we place a high priority on educating our customers on the importance and purpose of fire safety. We believe it is a team effort that benefits us all when we are successful in reaching our goal of making Savannah a fire safe city.