Fire Prevention

The Department of Fire Prevention was organized to promote fire safety and prevention, assist businesses in their compliance with various fire codes, and to collaborate with local fire departments and emergency medical personnel.

In fulfilling this mission, Fire Prevention personnel are responsible for:

  • Inspections of commercial properties
  • Performing fire investigations
  • Issuing permits for outdoor dining, public assemblies, certain outdoor fires, and other activities
  • Conducting investigations of fire scene and fire-related complaints, including those in the incorporated villages of North Haven, Quogue, Sagaponack and Westhampton Beach.
  • Reviewing subdivision, commercial building, fire sprinkler, and site plans
  • Maintaining a hazardous materials response team

The Chief Fire Marshal also serves as liaison to the Fire Advisory Board, EMS Advisory Committee, and other organizations related to local volunteer emergency services, such as the Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council and Southampton Town Fire District Officers Association.

New Changes in New York State Regulations of Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Commercial Buildings goes into Effect June 27, 2015