Fire Prevention Bureau

About the Bureau

The DeKalb Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau performs a variety of functions:
  • Fire/life safety inspections,
  • Acceptance testing of sprinklers,
  • Sprinkler hydro testing,
  • Underground flushing,
  • Fire hydrant area flow testing,
  • Fire alarm acceptance testing, and
  • Suppression system testing. 
The Fire Prevention Bureau also reviews plans for new construction sites, buildings, sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, suppression systems, and hood suppression systems. Other responsibilities include managing commercial and residential Knox Boxes, providing post-fire incident assistance, presenting public education, witnessing fire drills, and following up on carbon monoxide incidents.

Victim Advocate & Liaison Duties

The Fire Prevention Bureau assumes the role of victim advocate/liaison during emergencies, assisting with occupant relocation and salvage of personal property, securing the property and board-up services, and referring victims to outside assistance agencies, when applicable.