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Jason Higginbotham
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Jason Higginbotham, Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal

516 S. 10th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

Ph: (904) 310-3150
Fax: (904) 310-3453

Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

FERNANDINA BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT’S

FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION

 

What is Fire Prevention?

 

Fire Prevention’s mission is to provide fire prevention and life safety services through code enforcement and inspections during the new business development process, general fire inspections, operating and special use permitting, and complaint investigation.

 

Fire Prevention is the key to saving lives and property. Fire Prevention education is the first step in the Fire Department's commitment to protecting the lives and property of our citizens, guests and neighboring communities.

 

Fire Prevention is the true "first responder".

 

The Fernandina Beach Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division is committed to providing you the most comprehensive information and assistance possible. For more information please contact the Fernandina Beach Fire Department at (904) 277-7331.

 

 

Fire Prevention’s mission is to provide fire prevention and life safety services through code enforcement and inspections during the new business development process, general fire inspections, operating and special use permitting and complaint investigation. Fire Prevention is the key to saving lives and property. Fire Prevention education is the first step in the Fire Department's commitment to protecting the lives and property of our citizens, guests and neighboring communities.

 

FIRE INSPECTION: HARROWING TALES FROM THE FRONT LINES

 

What is a Fire Inspector?

 

Fernandina Beach Fire Prevention Inspectors are the boots-on-the-ground guys & gals who are conducting inspections everyday. Fire Prevention Inspectors attend training and are required to maintain a minimum of 2 nationally recognized certifications that must be renewed every 4 years. Everyday Fire Inspectors:

 

  • Ensure life safety systems in structures and at events
  • Respond to citizen and Police complaints of overcrowding, hazardous situations, unsafe events and conditions
  • Work with developers, business owners, contractors, Homeland Defense and Fire Operations to ensure public safety
  • Inspect state licensed facilities, including daycares, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, public and private schools, and hospitals
  • Protect the community through routine inspections at high life hazard facilities like industrial manufacturing facilities, water service sites, and airports
  • Conduct high-rise inspections and evacuation drills
  • Ensures our tourists and out-of-state visitors are not placed in unsafe environments through routine inspections of our hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and public gatherings