Office of the Chief Fire Official

  • Fire Prevention

  • The Office of the Chief Fire Official is responsible for promoting and maintaining safe conditions for all students and employees by recommending and establishing measures to reduce or eliminate employee and student accidents, fire incidents and hazards in compliance with all local, state and federal requirements for fire prevention.

    This Department administers and enforces provisions of the Florida Building Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code that are required for plan review processing, permitting, supervision and inspection of all District building and maintenance projects.  Responsibilities include enforcing State Requirements for Educational Facilities, Florida Building Code, Life Safety Code, Prevention Code and other applicable state ordinances and regulations, managing the District’s Fire Safety program and overseeing fire, casualty and sanitation inspections of building.

    The office works to maintain and upgrade fire alarm devices, conduct maintenance and monitoring for water based fire protection systems, monitor security systems including burglar alarms, CCTV, and Building Access Control.

  • Key Roles & Responsibilities

    • Conduct Annual Safety Inspections
    • Plan Review and Permitting
    • Fire Drill Tracking
    • Building & Fire Code Enforcement

Contact Information

  • Office of the Chief Fire Official

    2301 NW 26th Street

    Oakland Park, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-4890

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Matt Decker

    Chief Fire Official Task Assigned

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