Fire Prevention Services

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The Division Chief/Fire Marshal and Assistant Fire Marshal oversee the Division of Fire Prevention and Support Services.

Division Publications & Documents

Fire Inspections Bureau

The Prevention Bureau is staffed by Fire Inspector/Fire Investigators. These individuals perform fire inspections in 16,000 commercial and multifamily occupancies within the Clearwater fire district. They ensure compliance with all fire and life safety codes, and Florida State statutes required under the Florida Fire Prevention Code. Properties that are inspected can range from day care centers, to assisted living facilities, schools, restaurants and other businesses. Additionally, some items that are inspected include fire extinguishers, fire protection sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, and occupant loads. The overall objective of the Prevention Bureau is to inspect all commercial occupancies in the Clearwater Fire District to reduce incidents of unintentional injuries and property loss from fire or other hazards, while simultaneously heightening the life safety awareness of our citizens.

Construction Services Bureau

The Construction Services Bureau is staffed by Fire Inspectors/Fire Investigators. They perform all Fire Plans reviews, attend all pre-construction meetings, and conduct all fire final inspections from initial underground fire line testing to fire equipment and fire suppression acceptance testing, to certificate of building occupancy inspections. The overall objective of the Construction Services Bureau is to provide all builders and developers the information needed to have a quick and smooth transition through the plans review process.

Fire Investigation Bureau

The Fire Investigation Bureau is staffed by the Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire Inspectors/Fire Investigators. The overall objective of the Fire Investigation Bureau is to provide a cause and origin of all fires, whether accidental, incendiary, or an act of nature, preserve and collect evidence at fire scenes, document and furnish reports from all fire scenes, determine if the blaze was criminal or non-criminal in nature, and prosecute all individuals in criminal fire cases caused by arson.

  • Fire Inspections Bureau 727-562-4327
  • Construction Services Bureau 727-562-4327 Ext 3062
  • Fire Investigation Bureau 727-562-4327

Life Safety Education Bureau

Information and material regarding the education and training in the prevention of fires, life-threatening injuries, life safety awareness, and other fire safety programs can be provided through the Fire Prevention Services Division.

Fire Station Tours

Individuals or groups wishing to visit one of the Clearwater Fire Stations may schedule a tour by calling Fire Administration at (727) 562-4334.

Fire Engine Demonstrations Or Displays

Groups and schools may request a fire truck for special events promoting fire safety and fire prevention. Fire trucks will attend the event as long as they are not responding to emergency calls, and may be required to leave at any time. To make a request, please contact Fire Administration at (727) 562-4334.

Smoke Alarm Program

Clearwater Fire & Rescue participates in the Smoke Alarm "Giveaway" Program for those residents of Clearwater who are unable to purchase an alarm. Clearwater Fire & Rescue also installs smoke alarms for citizens that are in need of special assistance. Residents needing a smoke alarm should contact the Fire Prevention Office or Fire Administration at 1140 Court St. (727) 562-4334 or (727) 562-4327.

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