Fire Protection and Fire Safety

Fire Protection Systems

 Fire Prevention

  • The office enforces all of the International Fire Code, NFPA Life Safety Codes and Delaware State Fire Prevention Codes.
  • The office conducts Annual Fire Safety Inspections for compliance on the testing and maintenance of all fire protection systems within the City of Newark.
  • This unit issues Fire Safety Permits and conducts inspections of tents, open flames, fireworks, special events and public assembly gatherings.
  • This unit conducts Annual Fire Safety Business Inspections in regards to the requirements to meet the City of Newark Fire License.
  • In a coordinated effort with our property maintenance unit, they conduct yearly life and fire safety inspections of all fraternity and sorority houses.
  • This unit conducts limited fire safety education sessions throughout the calendar year
    • Annual Fire Safety Training to returning University of Delaware Resident Directors and Resident Assistance
    • Assists Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder in Pre-K to Grade 4 Fire Safety Education Demonstrations

 Fire Origin and Cause Investigations 

  • The City of Newark Police Department and The State Fire Marshal’s Office entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in 2015, that all investigations of fires deemed “suspicious” or those resulting in injury or death will be conducted by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.