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From the Office of the Fire Marshal

Welcome

 

Fire Prevention is the most effective means for reducing loss due to fire. The diligent practice of fire safety habits, along with common sense can reduce the number of fire related incidents. 

The Fire Prevention Division employs a Fire Marshal that is certified by the State of Missouri as Fire Inspector and Investigator. The Fire Marshal is responsible for plan review, new construction inspections, occupancy inspections, and issuance of permits. The fire crews perform annual inspections on commercial occupancies, educational occupancies, assembly occupancies, as well as special occupancies. All new and re-constructed commercial buildings require a permit from the Fire Prevention Division. Construction documents are reviewed and approved by the Fire Prevention Division prior to inspections. Framing, ceiling cover, and final inspections are made prior to occupancy of any permitted construction project. Permits are also issued for fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and other types of fire suppression systems. See the section below for a link to our permit application. You can fill out and email the permit  application  to the Fire Marshal or stop by the office at 6 S. Church St.   If you have any questions please contact the Fire Marshal at 573-468-6161 or sfpdfiremarshal@gmail.com .

Permits & Codes

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International Fire Code 2018

The Sullivan Fire Protection District board of directors passed an ordinance in 2018 that adopted the IFC 2018 codes along with a fee schedule for permits. The district follows the IFC and ICC codes when reviewing plans, inspections, and monitoring testing of systems.  

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IFC 105.1 General (Building Permit)

A property owner or owners authorized agent who intends to conduct an operation or business, or install or modify systems and equipment that are regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be preformed, shall first make application to the fire code official and obtain the required permit. 


A building permit is required for any commercial building within the Sullivan Fire Protection District. 

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City of Sullivan

 Coordination of activities and communications with the City of Sullivan's Building Department on all new construction, existing construction, and remodeling projects helps to insure that residents and builders receive the appropriate permits and inspections. 


 

The City of Sullivan and the Sullivan Fire Protection District are two separate entities.  For construction inside the city limits a permit is required from both organizations. 


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Firework permit

 The Sullivan Fire Protection District requires a firework permit if you sell fireworks or put on a static display.  This will include the fire marshal completing an on site inspection of your business or operation before a permit will be issued.  Please click on the link and fill out a firework permit application. You can email your application or drop it off at the office.  Fees are due before a permit will be issued.  Fee for permit is $50. Any Questions feel free to contact the Fire Marshal at sfpdfirermarshal@gmail.com or call the office at 573-468-6161.  

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Occupancy Permit

 The Sullivan Fire Protection District requires an occupancy permit for all new commercial businesses, change of business name, or relocation. If you have applied for a city license,  you will need to apply for an occupancy permit from the fire district. If your business is outside the city limits but within the Sullivan Fire District, you will still need to apply for a permit. This will include the fire marshal completing an on site inspection of your business before a permit will be issued.  Please click on the link and fill out an occupancy permit application. You can email your application or drop it off at the office.  Fees are $25 and are due before a permit will be issued.  Any Questions feel free to contact the Fire marshal at sfpdfiremarshal@gmail.com or call the office at 573-468-6161. 

 

105.3.3 Occupancy prohibited before approval

The building or structure shall not be occupied prior to the fire code official issuing a permit and conducting associated inspections indicating the applicable provisions of this code have been met. 

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Building Permit

 The Sullivan Fire Protection District requires a building permit for all commercial construction. This includes new construction, remodel, and additions. Please click on the link and fill out a building permit application. You can email your application or drop it off at the office. One set of plans are required to accompany the building permit application. Fees are due before a permit will be issued.  Any Questions feel free to contact the Fire marshal at sfpdfiremarshal@gmail.com or call the office at 573-468-6161. 

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Knox Box

 

The Sullivan Fire District requires a Knox Box on all new construction and existing remodels that have suppression systems, alarm system, or deemed by the fire code official. This is a secure key box for emergency access by firefighters. You will put master keys to your business in the box mounted to the building. The fire apparatus have the same secure boxes in their trucks that require a secure code to access the key. Having a key box and updated keys  will prevent damage from firefighters forcing entry to your business during an emergency. Click the link and purchase the box from their website. Once the box arrives mount the box according to the ordinance listed below. Then call administration office, 573-468-6161, to unlock the box and put your keys in. 

Mounting Ordinance: Knox Box must be mounted to the right of the front door address side. Box height must be at least 3 ft. from the ground and no more than 5 ft. high. If building doesn't meet these mounting requirements you must contact the fire code official before mounting the box. 


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Fire Department Code: Sullivan FPD

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Adopted Ordinances

ORDINANCE

The Sullivan Fire Protection District has adopted ordinances that will help regulate and govern the safeguarding of life and property. These ordinances have been adopted by the Board of Directors. Ordinances will be reviewed every year to ensure the highest quality of service and safety is being provided to our district. You are invited to attend the board of directors meeting for discussion of the ordinances. This discussion and review will take place the last scheduled meeting in November. After boards and fire marshal make their suggestions and corrections, the ordinances will be scheduled to take effect January 1 the following year, upon boards approval.  The ordinances make be viewed through this website or paper copies may be obtained from the district administration office at 6 S. Church Street. Any questions please contact the fire marshal at 573-468-6161 or sfpdfiremarshal@gmail.com

Learn More

Contractors or Business owners who are applying for a permit are responsible for following the Sullivan Fire District codes and ordinances. The district has adopted the 2018 ICC codes along with the adoptions of the ordinances. They may be found at the link below. 


 The City of Sullivan and the Sullivan Fire Protection District are two separate entities. For construction inside the city limits a permit is required from both organizations. 

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Building Permit and Fee Schedule

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OSHA Fire Service Features

The  OSHA fire  service  features book  might  help  explain  why  codes  and  ordinances  are  enforced  for  life  safety  and  property  conservation.