Life Safety Division
The Life Safety Division is tasked with coordination of field inspections, conducting certificate of occupancy inspections, change of occupancy inspections, compliance inspections and performing blueprint plan review for new construction and significant structural renovations within the city. Additionally, the division coordinates numerous community events and projects to heighten awareness of life safety and promote the department. The Life Safety Division works closely with the Operations Division
, the department of Business and Community Development
and numerous organizations and community groups toward providing a safe environment for our community and guests.Fire and Life Safety Inspections
The field inspection program is conducted by the Fire Marshal
and Operations Division
staff and provides for the systematic inspection of all commercial occupancies and is also responsible for checking permits for hazardous processes, special occupancies and any activity which produces conditions hazardous to life or property. The Fire Marshal and Operations Division firefighters are responsible for checking business licenses in all commercial occupancies during the course of their regular building inspection tours.Community Service
The Lexington Fire Department participates and/or sponsors many community events and services throughout the year. The National Night Out
, Big Toy Day, and Itty Bitty Kitty Festival are but a few examples of the events that the Fire department participates in. The Fire department is also partnered with the American Red Cross hosting several blood drives throughout the year. Neighborhood fire stations also offer drop-in blood pressure checks, as a service that continues to remain popular with the general public.
Firefighters serve as role models in fire safety programs for Lexington City Schools
. Fire companies participate in Fire Prevention Week activities, numerous community parades, fairs and cultural events.
The Life Safety Division is under the direction of the Fire Marshall