|Responsible for the Fire Safety Management Division of the Orlando Fire Department under general supervision of the Fire Chief. Performs supervisory work directing the Deputy Fire Marshal and Public Safety Education Coordinator, and indirectly to the Fire Protection Engineer. Responsibilities include, but are limited to, the following areas: Code Enforcement, Fire Prevention Inspections, Plan Review of new construction, Fire Data Collection, Fire Code legislation development, and Public Safety Education.|
|Develops and maintains the City of Orlando Fire Code and provides and discusses code interpretation with engineers, architects, consultants, owners, etc. Keeps abreast of fire code development and conducts training for Deputy Fire Marshal and Fire Inspectors.
Develops division policies and procedures, budget and control expenditures and determines community needs for fire safety education programs.
Supervises fire prevention inspections through the Deputy Fire Marshal and develops the City's goals and objectives regarding inspections. Advises the general public on inspection results and communicates the plan of action for compliance.
Provides code interpretation for the inspectors, plan examiners, other departments, and outside customers.
Develops and maintains the fire database computer program.
On-call duty (24/7) to respond to incidents, complaints, or assist field operations.
Approves the development of new building construction, sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and other fire protection systems through direction to the Fire Protection Engineer as well as approving code equivalencies or variances for new construction.
Provides direction and guidance to the Fire Protection Engineer, Fire Plans Examiner, Fire Inspectors for processing, reviewing plans and conducting inspections for new construction as well as the Public Safety Education Coordinator in establishing objectives and prioritization for public safety programs.
|Knowledge of building design and construction related to fire prevention, fire control and life safety to including building construction standards, egress design, occupancy and construction classification and fire protection requirements.
Knowledge of the design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical power systems.
Knowledge of fire protection codes, principles, standards and practices.
Knowledge of fire resistance rating analysis, fire detection, fire alarm systems and fire suppression systems.
Knowledge of water supply requirements and analysis.
Knowledge of fire behavior and dangerous properties of flammable and hazardous substances.
Knowledge of fire department organization, operations and public management.
Knowledge of mechanical systems such as smoke control systems.
Ability to identify fire hazards and determine acceptable alternatives by applying sound engineering concepts and principles.
Ability to read and interpret fire codes, ordinances and building codes.
Ability to work effectively with computer data systems and fire modeling software.
Ability to resolve existing fire code issues in older, existing buildings in the City.
Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports, communicate effectively with individuals and groups, and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects.
|Bachelor's degree in fire protection engineering or fire science or related field with four (4) or more years of experience in fire protection; or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience. Must posses and maintain a State of Florida Municipal Fire Safety Inspector's certification.
Revised: 6/4/02 - VCJ