Ensuring fire safety compliance in Suffolk County is a priority for the Fire Marshal's Office (FMO). The FMO carries out inspections of commercial properties, whether annual, triennial or as needed, based on complaints received or on incidents related to the properties. These inspections cover a range of topics, from notifying the right agency in the event of an emergency, to evacuation planning, using fire extinguishers and self-inspection techniques. The Fire Marshal's Office works closely with other Fire Service agencies, state and local police, the BATF, the FBI, the Department of Health, the State Alcoholic Beverage Authority, the Sheriff's Department, Probation and OSHA, and the U.
S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The general responsibilities of the FMO include inspections and building code compliance activities, fire investigation, public education, technical response assistance to Suffolk County fire and emergency agencies, staffing various positions within the county's incident management structure, and supporting emergency management operations. The Fire Chief also provides field and classroom training to fire departments on topics such as fire alarms, familiarization with fixed extinguishing and sprinkler systems, identification of occupancy and construction, pre-planning of buildings and actual burning exercises.
The Suffolk County Fire Marshal's Office is committed to ensuring that all buildings in the county are compliant with fire safety regulations. To this end, they carry out regular inspections to ensure that all buildings are up to code. The frequency of these inspections depends on a variety of factors such as complaints received or incidents related to the properties. The FMO also provides training to fire departments on topics such as fire alarms and extinguishing systems.