Fire Prevention

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The Kirkwood Fire Department is responsible for applying Fire Prevention and Building Codes, in cooperation with the Building Commissioner's Office, to all commercial buildings within the City of Kirkwood and the City of Oakland.

Regular inspections of commercial buildings are conducted annually and intended to minimize the possibility of a fire starting and limit the spread if necessary. Certain buildings identified as "target" specific hazards, such as schools and nursing facilities, are inspected multiple times annually as required by the State of Missouri. Inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with current building codes and to ensure each building's occupants have the ability to safely exit the building should a fire occur. New commercial building construction have their plans reviewed prior to construction and inspected during construction and upon new occupancy by a new business or tenant. The Fire Prevention Bureau provides services and education as follows (but not limited to):

  • Permits
  • Fire Safety Education
  • Request for a Fire Report

Open Burning Regulations and Limitations: Frequently Asked Questions about open burning regulations and the limitations of recreational or outdoor fireplaces. These rules are intended to maximize your safety.

Further questions can be directed to Fire Department Headquarters:  314-822-5883.

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