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Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Bureau consists of three primary (3) branches: Code Enforcement, Fire investigation, and Public Education.


INSPECTIONS & Code Enforcement
The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for enforcing fire codes through building inspections and plan reviews with the purpose of reducing the hazard of fire in the city of Davenport.  

Duties of the Bureau include plan review and inspection of new construction and remodels of occupancies, new business licenses, the renewal of/new liquor licenses, and the hazardous materials team.  The FPB also oversees each fire company's annual inspection of all commercial properties, schools, and public buildings. 


Fire Investigation
Davenport's Fire Investigators are also DFD firefighters and fire officers responsible for investigating the origin and cause of all fire incidents and explosions that occur in the city.  Investigators prepare detailed fire investigation reports and NFIRS reports (National Incident Fire Investigation Reporting System) for these incidents.  

Investigators are responsible for the collection of evidence and for providing testimony in court in the event they are subpoenaed.  Some fire investigators are also certified law enforcement officers that work cooperatively with the Davenport Police Department to make arrests in the event a fire was determined to be arson.


Public Education
The Fire Prevention Bureau has a fire officer (lieutenant) that oversees all the life safety programs the Davenport Fire Department offers.  

The education officer's responsibilities may include determining the need for and implementing life safety programs, and the scheduling of life safety events such as: stations tours, fire safety talks involving the smoke house, school talks, parade participation, and community service events.