Fire Code Enforcement
The priority of fire code enforcement is to eliminate fire hazards. Fire hazards
are defined as “any thing or act which increases or may cause an increase of the
hazard or menace of fire to a greater degree than that customarily recognized as normal
by persons in the public service regularly engaged in preventing, suppressing, or
extinguishing fire; or which may obstruct, delay, hinder, or interfere with the operations
of the Fire Department or the egress of occupants in the event of a fire.”
(1994 Standard Fire Prevention Code).
It is the goal of the Tullahoma Fire
Department to assist business owners and others charged with the responsibility of life
and fire safety with safety programs and the abatement of life/fire safety hazards.
On-site visits are conducted by appointment prior to making a site inspection.
Inspection procedures, specific inspection areas, and responsibilities of the
business/property owner are reviewed and guidance and recommendations for the
correction of fire hazards and for fire/life safety code violations are offered.
Citations for non-compliance with the Tullahoma Municipal Code are issued in the event
fire hazard violations are not ultimately corrected.
Currently adopted under the Municipal Code is the 2009 International Fire Prevention Code.
Contact Deputy Fire Marshall, Richard Steiner at 455-0936.