The Fire Prevention Division is under the direction of the District Fire Marshal. The Fire Prevention Division conducts plan reviews of all residential, commercial, & industrial construction projects within the District. The Fire Prevention Division also conducts field inspections to ensure compliance with appropriate codes and ordinances in addition to taking appropriate action to correct unsafe conditions. The Fire Prevention Division, in coordination with the Operations Division, also provides educational fire safety programs to schools, businesses, and many other Civic and Community groups.

Fire Safety Programs

If you have an interest in any of our fire safety programs or should you have any concerns or questions about fire safety, please feel free to contact our Fire Prevention office at 502-937-2125.

Recreational Burn Permit

If you are interested in a recreational burn permit or the regulations on Open Burning, Click Here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I have a grill at my Apartment?

  • No. No hibachi, grill, or other similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose shall be used or kindled on any balcony, under any overhanging portion, or within 10 ft. (3m) of any structure or stored on a balcony.

Can I have a fire pit in my backyard?

  • Yes. A fire pit is an acceptable permanent or portable outdoor receptacle or device that meets certain specifications. The fire pit height cannot exceed 3 feet, and the fire pit opening (or burn area), cannot be larger than 3 feet wide by 3 feet long, or 3 feet in diameter. (Click here) for Louisville Metro’s Open Burning Web Page)

Louisville Metro’s Smoke-Free Ordinance (No. 083, Series 2017)

Louisville Metro’s Smoke-Free Ordinance (No. 083, Series 2017) prohibits smoking in indoor public places and worksites. The 2008 Ordinance was enacted before electronic cigarettes came on the market and did not explicitly include hookah products. (Click Here) for Louisville Metro’s Smoke-Free Ordinance)

Fire Prevention Staff

Major Allen Richard – Chief of Fire Prevention Bureau
Troy Kerr – Fire Inspector II
Carl Thompson – Fire Inspector I

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