Palm Beach County Fire Rescue's existing Inspection branch conducts periodic fire and life safety inspections to comply with the Florida Fire Prevention Code and the Palm Beach County Local Amendments to this code.  Each safety inspection focuses on educating the property and/or business owner or their representatives on how to identify, prevent and correct deficiencies that may lead to a fire or other potential means of harm.  Our goal is to protect your business, property, employees, customers and our first responders that may be put in harm's way.  This is best achieved through education and cooperation. 

Many of the deficiencies identified during these inspections can be corrected on the spot.  Those that can't are given sufficient time to be corrected, usually 14-days.  When 14-days is not enough, our goal is work with you to identify roadblocks and how to best move forward.  However, there are several deficiencies that require immediate attention and 14-days does not apply - an inoperable fire sprinkler or fire alarm system is an example where immediate attention is required and may lead to temporary closure of the occupancy.

We have inlcuded several quick l​inks that explain many of requirements necessary to keep you and your business safe.  From fireworks displays - to fire watch requirements  - to your general safety – we are here for you! 

Existing Inspections Branch Responsibilities

  • Conducting field inspections 

  • Identifying applicable codes/standards 

  • Preparing inspections reports ​

  • Investigating and resolving complaints 

  • Participating in legal proceedings with County Code Enforcement and municipalities’ special magistrates 

  • Permits and building processes associated with life safety 

  • Emergency planning/prepa​redness, especially for Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) 

  • Review Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMP) 

  • Additional inspection activites such as re-inspections, fire watch, etc. 

  • Manage life safety for special events (fireworks, concerts, food trucks, etc.) from site planning to ensuring the events do not exceed maximum occupancy counts