Life Safety / Internal Affairs
Fire Prevention activities are handled with three (3) members within the Life Safety / Internal Affairs Branch. The Fire Marshal conducts all complaint investigations and is the authority having jurisdiction for fire code enforcement. Two fire inspectors conduct fire safety inspections and enforcement of code violations of existing structures as well as plans review and inspections in new construction.
The Life Safety Branch is responsible for the protecting of life and prevention of fires through a comprehensive fire prevention program. This program has evolved over the years. The branch is responsible for identifying potential fire and life safety hazards through the review of all commercial new construction plans, inspections during all phases of construction, and annual inspections of existing businesses. The last few years has seen new growth for Alachua County that challenges the branch to become more efficient. These challenges have been successfully met. The past success of the Branch sets the tone for a successful future.