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The Atlanta Fire Rescue Inspections Section is designed to ensure the safety of the general public through inspections and enforcement of local ordinances, state and national fire codes. Headquarter inspection section is staffed by 26 full-time employees consisting of three divisions: Plan Review, Inspections, and Permitting. The Section is managed by an Inspection Section Chief and two Captains.  

The Inspections Section is responsible for enforcing the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards, nation fire codes, and the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances 78-57; to ensure identification and mitigation of fire and life safety hazards.

Atlanta Fire Rescue Inspections Section is designed to perform the following duties as prescribed by Title 25, Chapter 2 O.C.G.A:

  1. Conduct fire & life safety inspections of existing buildings and structures.
  2. Review plans and specifications for proposed buildings and structures.
  3. Issue fire permits for special use of buildings.
  4. Issue permits for special events.

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Airport

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Airport Inspections Section (H-JAIA Division) is staffed by 14 full-time inspectors similar to Headquarters and has the same responsibilities; it also consists of three divisions: Plan Review, Inspections and Permitting. The Section is managed by Airport Inspection Section Chief and one Captain.

The Inspections Section is responsible for enforcing the State Minimum Fire Safety Standards and the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances 78-57; to ensure identification and mitigation of fire and life safety hazards.  Airport Inspection is also responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 139.

Atlanta Fire Rescue Inspections Section is designed to perform the following duties as prescribed by The City of Atlanta Fire Prevention Code and Title 25, Chapter 2 O.C.G.A:

  1. Conduct fire & life safety inspections of New and Existing buildings and structures.
  2. Review plans and specifications for proposed buildings and structures.
  3. Issue fire permits for special use of buildings.
  4. Issue Special Event Permits.
  5. Issue permanent and temporary Certificates of Occupancy.