The Fire Prevention Division is busy working on a broad spectrum of issues. The areas of responsibility include:
- construction plan review
- building inspections & code enforcement
- record keeping
- public fire education
- smoke and co detector inspections
- fire investigation
- juvenile firesetter intervention
The focus of fire prevention is to oversee local compliance with the Rhode Island Fire Safety Code. This is accomplished in a variety of ways: schools, nursing homes, hotels and dormitories are inspected periodically: all commercial fire protection systems (sprinklers, suppression systems and fire alarms) are kept in a database and reviewed for compliance during any license renewal: and smoke detector inspections are performed regularly per Rhode Island State Fire Safety Code before residential properties are sold.
New construction is reviewed before any project is begun in order to assure compliance with the latest codes. Existing properties may be reviewed with reference to the newly established Rehabilitation Code. The Rehab Code can make renovation of older properties easier by providing relief from some of the new construction requirements.
Commercial Plan Review Application
This application must be hand delivered to the Newport Fire Marshal's Office along with four sets of plans for review. Follow the instructions at the top of this form.
Underground Piping - Private Hydrants & Sprinkler Supply
If installing a new fire service, this package has necessary plan to submit all instructions, requirements and Contractor's Material and Test Certificate for Underground Piping. A plan review application must be submitted.