Fire Prevention Bureau

The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for Plans Reviews, Fire Inspections, Fire Investigations and Public Education.

Plans Review:

The Bureau reviews plans for all commercial occupancies and subdivisions within the District for compliance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code including Site, Building, Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinkler, Fire Line, Hood Suppression, Special Fire Protection Systems and Subdivision Site plans.

Two sets of signed and sealed building plans should also be submitted for any of the following: new construction, change of occupancy, build-outs, additions and modifications to any commercial structure. You will also need to supply plans to Santa Rosa County building department for concurrent review. All of the aforementioned construction requires a building permit from Santa Rosa County. Plans must be approved by the District prior to the County issuing the permit.

Fire Alarms, Sprinkler Systems, Fire Lines and Fire Suppression Systems require two sets of signed and sealed plans be submitted to the Bureau.

Fireworks stands & displays, and all Tents require a permit issued from the Bureau.

There are associated plans review and impact fees with each building project.

Impact fees and plans review fees must be paid at the time of plans submittal. Plans will not be reviewed without associated fees paid in full.

Fire Inspections

The District conducts inspections on all new occupancies, Fire Alarm systems, Suppression systems, Fire Lines and periodic inspections of existing commercial occupancies. The District also conducts inspections on all Day Cares, Public Schools and Health Care Facilities.

Home fire inspections are available upon request.

Fire Investigations

Every fire occurring within the Midway Fire District is investigated for origin and cause. If the fire is ruled as incendiary, involves a high dollar loss, involves a serious injury or death, or is the result of poor design, the Florida State Fire Marshal's office is called to conduct the criminal investigation. Fire Investigators with the Bureau work with the State Fire Marshal's office throughout the investigation.

Fire Reports are available by contacting Fire Administration at 850-932-4771. Please allow 3-5 business days after the incident before calling for a report.

Public Education

The Bureau, along with personnel from Operations, conducts public education events including Station tours, Fire Safety lessons, CPR classes, Disaster Preparedness and more. Events are held at the fire station, schools, and day cares.

Fire Prevention Week is the largest event held each year at the fire station on College Pkwy. The District has open house during Fire Prevention Week.

We also participate in the annual Zoo Fest at the Zoo of Gulf Breeze.

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