The primary objectives of the Fire & Life Safety Branch of the Investigative Section are the prevention of fire and the promotion of life safety through code enforcement compliance and education.
The Investigative Section/Fire & Life Safety Branch is essential to the mission of the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District in providing professional services aimed at protecting life and property by educating our community in the prevention of fire and life safety hazards and the enforcement of State mandated codes and standards. The Investigative Section also responds to significant fire incidences and assists the State Fire Marshal’s Office with origin and cause investigations.
The Investigative Section is operated under the auspices of a Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal and is further supported by a Captain/Deputy Fire Marshal and Administrative Assistant. The Investigative Section/Fire & Life Safety Branch is additionally supported by three (3) Lieutenant Inspectors who are Florida State Certified as a Firefighter/Inspector/Investigator, two (2) Inspectors who are Florida State Certified as a Firefighter/Inspector/Investigator, two (2) Inspectors who are Florida State Certified as a Firefighter/Inspector and three (3) Civilian Inspectors who are Florida State Certified as an Inspector.
The overall responsibilities of the Investigative Section include inspections of new commercial facilities, business tax license inspections, periodic inspections, Department of Children and Family and hospital occupancy inspections, educational occupancy inspections, fire protection system inspections, complaints/concerns, special events, courtesy inspections, deficiency report inspections, fire plans review and oversight, committee and meeting participation, fire flow tests, training, continued education on new technology and changing codes, ISO ratings, investigations, public education, fire extinguisher training and the facilitation of Sparky the Fire Dog appearances throughout the Greater Naples community.
The Investigative Section aims to prevent fires, promote public education and to provide assistance and guidance to commercial and residential occupancy owners in achieving fire and life safety compliance with Florida Statutes while doing so with professionalism, compassion and integrity and providing excellent customer service to our community.