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Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Bureau consists of Arson Investigations, Fire Code Enforcement, and Public Education.

Reducing the number of fatalities, injuries and property losses due to fire is the primary focus of the Memphis Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Program. The fundamental components of this program include Public Education, Code Enforcement, Arson Investigation and Anti-Neglect. Employees trained in these areas include state-certified Fire Inspectors, Anti-Neglect Field Inspectors, Fire Education Specialists and Fire Investigators. These men and women penetrate each segment of the Memphis Community through daily face-to-face contact with the public.

Mission Statement:The Fire Prevention Bureau will increase the level of fire safety within the City of Memphis through the performance of comprehensive fire inspections, investigations and effective public education. We are currently under 2009 IFC Fire Code.

Vision Statement
To become nationally recognized as a leader in the development and implementation of effective fire safety programs.

Use the ‘Memphis Fire’ section of the Develop 901 Citizen Portal to apply for fire permits and inspection applications.

Fire Prevention Menu

Safety Tips

Inspections Guidelines

City Ordinances

Fee Schedule

Fire Alarm Plans Review Submittal Requirements

Central Station monitoring requirements



Lapacus Faulkner
Chief Fire Marshal

Fire Prevention
2668 Avery Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 636-5401

8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday