Division of Fire Prevention Services
The Division Chief/Fire Marshal and Assistant Fire Marshal oversee
the Division of Fire & Life Safety Management.
Division Publications & Documents
Fire Inspections Bureau
The Prevention Bureau is staffed by three Fire Inspector II's and one
Fire Prevention Inspector. These individuals perform fire inspections in 16,000
commercial and multifamily occupancies within the Clearwater fire district. They ensure
compliance with all fire and life safety codes, and Florida State statutes
required under the Florida Fire Prevention Code. Properties that are inspected
can range from day care centers, to assisted living facilities, schools,
restaurants and other businesses. Additionally, some items that are inspected
include fire extinguishers, fire protection sprinkler systems, fire suppression
systems, fire alarm systems, and occupant loads. The overall objective
of the Prevention Bureau is to inspect all commercial occupancies in the
Clearwater Fire District within a 48-month period, and to reduce incidents
of unintentional injuries and property loss from fire or other hazards,
while simultaneously heightening the life safety awareness of our citizens.
Construction Services Bureau
The Construction Services Bureau is staffed by two Fire Inspectors II's. They perform all Fire Plans reviews, attend all
preconstruction meetings, and conduct all fire final inspections from
initial underground fire line testing to fire equipment and fire suppression
acceptance testing, to certificate of building occupancy inspections.
The overall objective of the Construction Services Bureau is to provide
all builders and developers the information needed to have a quick and
smooth transition through the plans review process and to achieve a 5-day
turn-around time on all plans reviews.
the Construction Services Bureau pages
Fire Investigation Bureau
The Fire Investigation Bureau is staffed by the Fire Marshal, Assistant
Fire Marshal, four Fire Inspector II positions and one Fire Prevention Inspector. All
members of the bureau are required to have current State of Florida Fire
Investigator certification, rotate on call and backup investigators on
a weekly basis. The members of this bureau are also assigned to other
division bureaus, and have multiple and collateral duties. The overall
objective of the Fire Investigation Bureau is to provide a cause and origin
of all fires, whether accidental, incendiary, or an act of nature, preserve
and collect evidence at fire scenes, document and furnish reports from
all fire scenes, determine if the blaze was criminal or non-criminal in
nature, and prosecute all individuals in criminal fire cases caused by
- Fire Inspections Bureau 727-562-4327
- Construction Services Bureau 727-562-4327 Ext 3062
- Fire Investigation Bureau 727-562-4327
Life Safety Education Bureau
Information and material regarding the education and training in
the prevention of fires, life-threatening injuries, life safety awareness,
and other fire safety programs can be provided through the Fire Prevention
Safety Village is an outdoor learning laboratory, a small-scale village
located next to the fire station at 1450 Lakeview Road, Clearwater, Florida.
Its primary purpose is to provide a place where young children, ages
4 through 11, are taught and practice life safety skills. An approved
injury prevention curriculum which serves as the basis for instruction
includes FIRE, ELECTRICAL, EMERGENCY ROOM AWARENESS, TRAFFIC, PEDESTRIAN,
BURN SAFETY, 911 and DROWNING PREVENTION. Active participation on the
part of the children enhances retention of all these safety skills.
Safety Village is free of charge to all groups in Pinellas County who
are interested in providing a unique and valuable learning experience
for young children. This includes pre-school, kindergartens, elementary
schools, home schools, scout troops or any group that works with children
The Village is operated by the City of Clearwater and administered by
Clearwater Fire and Rescue. We are currently not staffed to provide
tours of this facility. Please check back in another 6-12 months
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FIRE STATION TOURS
Individuals or groups wishing to visit one of the Clearwater Fire Stations
may schedule a tour by calling Fire Administration at (727) 562-4334.
FIRE ENGINE DEMONSTRATIONS OR DISPLAYS
Groups and schools may request a fire truck for special events promoting
fire safety and fire prevention. Fire trucks will attend the event as
long as they are not responding to emergency calls, and may be required
to leave at any time. To make a request, please contact Fire Administration
at (727) 562-4334.
SMOKE ALARM PROGRAM
Clearwater Fire & Rescue participates in the Smoke Alarm "Giveaway" Program
for those residents of Clearwater who are unable to purchase an alarm.
Clearwater Fire & Rescue also installs smoke alarms for
citizens that are in need of special assistance. Residents needing a
smoke alarm should contact the Fire Prevention Office or Fire Administration
at 610 Franklin St. (727) 562-4334 or (727) 562-4327.
Emergency and Safety Resources
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