The Fire Prevention Division is comprised of three bureaus: Fire Prevention Inspections, Fire Investigations and Public Education.
Fire Prevention serves as a liaison between our department and the Birmingham Water Works, the City's Building and Planning Department, architects, contractors and business owners in order to meet the code requirements necessary to keep the citizens and fire service personnel safe.
The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Department's Fire Prevention Inspections Division collects, analyses and stores incident data. The information gained from this analysis is used to identify problems and design prevention and control programs for the City of Birmingham.
The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Department’s Fire Investigations Bureau is constantly seeking ways to improve the service we deliver to the citizen's of Birmingham while fulfilling our goal of neutralizing fire and arson-related crimes in the community. The Fire Investigations Bureau investigates all "code one" fires occurring in the city of Birmingham. We are staffed with four specially trained Lieutenants and one Captain. The goal of the Department’s Fire Investigations Bureau for is to reduce incendiary fires and increase community relations.
Throughout this process, the Fire Investigations Bureau pledges to deliver "Excellence through Service".