Fire Prevention Division

Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services works to provide Citizens Fire Prevention tips and education. Our main goal is to keep you free and safe from fire by providing fire safety education, inspections, and community outreach services. Learn more here about Child Seat safety, Fire Alarm Registration, prevention at home, holiday safety and more.

Division Duties

Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services Prevention Division consists of one Fire Marshal, one Deputy Fire Marshal and two Assistant Fire Marshals. The Prevention Division manages fire inspections within the City limits and extra territorial jurisdiction.


The Division also oversees fire protection requirements when a commercial building is being built or renovated, including plan reviews, permits, and associated fees; and the Knox Box program, where with one master key, Firefighters can quickly gain access to commercial and residential property during emergency situations.

Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services Prevention Division is responsible for fire investigations, determining cause of fire and reporting these findings, and also assists with completing fire prevention/life safety programs for local business, civ groups and any other organization upon request. Additional duties performed by Prevention personnel include, but not limited to: Tier II reports, property history, community event requests, car seat program, smoke alarm program, Remembering When program, burning in the City of Jacksonville, home safety checks and fire extinguisher training.