City of Largo, Florida
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The goal of the Fire Prevention Division is to reduce injuries, death, and property loss caused by fire thought the enforcement of state and local fire codes. Fire prevention responsibilities include:
- Code enforcement investigation of code violations complaints
- Construction plans review
- Fire inspections of existing and newly constructed facilities
- Fire safety and construction consultations
- Inspections of fire protection and alarm systems
- Fire investigation and maintaining fire records
- Other activities for the prevention of the fire and the reduction of life and property losses from fire
By legislation, Florida has adopted the NFPA 1 and 101 and referenced standards as the Florida Fire Prevention Code as the minimum fire code for Florida. State Statute 633.025 compels each municipality, county and special district with fire safety responsibilities to enforce this code. To bring the city in compliance with the legislation, the department completed a comprehensive rewrite of Chapter 6- Fire Protection of the City of Largo Code of Ordinances. Ordinance 2004-13 amending Chapter 6 was passed and adopted in November 2003. Chapter 6 provides for the adoption of the Florida Fire Prevention Code, the establishment of formal guidelines for the placement of fire hydrants, and stipulates the duties and responsibilities of the Fire Rescue Department.
Fire Inspector Assignments:
The fire prevention division is made up of one division chief, three sworn firefighter inspectors, and four civilian inspectors. The inspection responsibilities are divided into two categories; high risk inspections conducted by sworn inspectors and low risk inspections conducted by the civilian inspectors. All fire investigations and plan reviews are performed by the sworn inspectors.
News and Announcements
- Live Fire Training
Firefighters from Largo, South Pasadena, Pinellas Suncoast, Pinellas Park, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Maderia Beach, Gulfport and Lealman participated in live fire training this mo...
- Largo Firefighter Receives Hero's Surprise From Four Popular Ninjas
Largo Fire Rescue and Nickelodeon Suites Resort honored Firefighter Nick Rees for his heroic and life saving efforts earlier this year with a surprise visit at Largo Fire Rescue Station ...
- Largo Firefighter Presented with National Medal of Honor for Valor
The City of Largo is proud to announce that on July 2, 2013 Largo Fire Rescue presented Firefighter Nick Rees, his brother Gordon Rees and bystander Mike Arnold with awards for their lif...
201 Highland Ave
Largo, FL 33770
- Phone: (727) 587-6714
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