The Fire Marshal is responsible for a wide range of duties:
Pre-construction plan reviews are conducted every week. All building plans, fire alarm plans and sprinkler plans are reviewed to make sure they are compliant with current codes.
There are several types of fire inspections that are conducted on a regular basis. New construction or remodeling inspections are conducted during various phases of construction. Annual inspections are also conducted daily to make sure businesses located within the City of South Fulton city limits are compliant with current adopted codes. Site inspections, kitchen hood inspections, fire sprinkler inspections, fire alarm inspections and citizen complaints are types of other inspections conducted.
Fire Investigation also falls under the duties of the Fire Marshal. All fires are reviewed by the Fire Marshal. For all large structure fires or suspicious fires, an Fire Investigator will respond to determine the cause and origin of the fire. The Fire Marshal also enforces the State regulated burn ban along with other city ordinances pertaining to the Fire Department.
Due to a burning ban by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, beginning May 1 and continuing through September 30 of each year, City of South Fulton residents are prohibited from burning leaves, tree limbs, other yard waste or land clearing debris.
The City of South Fulton Fire Rescue Department is responsible for the enforcement of this state-issued burning ban. Enforcement will include extinguishing all unauthorized outdoor fires and/or issuing citations.