The Fire Prevention Bureau enforces the City of Hamilton Fire Prevention
Code, the Ohio Fire Code, and the Ohio Basic Building Code as it
relates to fire prevention.
These codes provide the tools
necessary to achieve a fire safe environment in the regulated
occupancies. Maintaining safe exits, emergency lighting, fire protection
systems (such as alarm and sprinkler systems), and other general
precautions against fire are addressed.
City of Hamilton engine and truck company personnel perform most of the
inspections. All members of the Hamilton Fire Department are required to
be Ohio State Certified Fire Safety Inspectors. The Standard Operating
Procedure, Company Inspections, developed in 1998 is used as a guide for
the performance of company inspections.
Prevention Bureau personnel become involved when violations found are
not resolved at the engine and truck company level or in response to
referrals or complaints.
with the Construction Services Department, the Fire Prevention Bureau
reviews building plans for fire protection and life safety concerns.
Fire Prevention personnel assist Construction Service inspectors in
performing inspections of new or modified structures.