All Plans of Development (POD'S) reviewed regarding businesses or subdivisions (including multi-family or single family) are examined and / or reviewed with a "what if scenario" that the Division of Fire must employ. This method is necessary based upon the overall mission of our organization. This process helps to promote the safety of the occupants during an emergency while assisting our efforts in preventing loss of a structure to fire.
The Office of the Fire Marshal works in close conjunction with the Departments of Public Utilities, Planning, Public Works and Building Official's Office on all Projects where the design, layout or site maybe of concern in firefighting efforts.
Of special concern in our review procedures are:
Click Here (PDF) for a paper that outlines some of the major items that we look for during our review of POD'S. This paper also contains an explantion of our comments in the review process.
Please understand that this is not an all inclusive list and other items will be looked at as well.
For more information email the Fire Marshal's Office or call 501-4914.