Welcome to the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department Office of Community Risk Reduction web page. Our mission is to protect lives and property from fire and explosions by providing inspection, life safety education and fire investigation services through our Fire Investigation and Fire Code Administration Divisions.
Customer Service is our priority. Please contact us to request fire code inspections, for code information, for processing fire prevention permits, for fire reports, and with nuisance complaints. (251) 208-7484 or (251) 208-7497 or by visiting our office at 2851 Old Shell Road Mobile, Alabama 36607.
2020 Annual Report
District Chief Richard Harris
The Fire Code Official for the City of Mobile is responsible and accountable for all activities that are channeled through the Fire Code Administration Division, including but not limited to interpretation and enforcement of the provisions of the City of Mobile Municipal Fire Code. The specific scope, purpose, intent, limitations and legal authority of this code as outlined in the 2021 International Fire Code.
This Division consists of three investigators who work a 24-hour shift and three follow-up Investigators assigned to a 40 hour shift providing complete, around the clock investigations of all fires. The Fire Investigators, also certified Police Officers, investigate all structural fires in the City of Mobile and its legal jurisdiction for the cause and origin of the fire. The purpose of the investigation is to determine if accident or a malicious act caused the fire. If it is discovered the fire is incendiary (intentional), the Fire Investigators are responsible for case development as well as assistance in prosecution.
A fire report will be generated, which will be available at this office. The coversheet for a report is available at a minimal cost. Contact the office with the date of loss and the address where the fire occurred, our office can have the report ready for you when you arrive. Any information, beyond the coversheet, may be obtained through a subpoena. In addition to investigating fires for cause and origin the Fire Investigation Division provides assistance to the Code Enforcement Division with arrest and citation authority.
Administrative Service Unit is responsible for the administrative functions, including participation with the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment and associated building trade code departments, formulation of policies and procedures, resource management and information technology.
Project Development Unit is responsible for participating in project development meetings, plan examinations for code compliance of new construction or renovation and alteration of existing commercial projects and review of installation plans for fire protection systems and equipment.
Samuel Allen, Fire Service Captain:
Assigned to the Project Development Unit. He can be contacted via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (251) 208-5801.
Brenda Moses, Fire Service Captain:
Assigned to the Project Development Unit. She can be contacted via e-mail: email@example.com Office: (251) 208-5054.
C. C. Turner, Fire Service Captain:
Assigned to the Project Development Unit. - firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (251) 208-7063
Plans are reviewed for:
The following design items most frequently cause the rejection of plans.
Tony Sessions, Inspector:
Assigned to District 1. - He can be contacted via e-mail: email@example.com Office: (251) 208-5836.
Josh Williams, Fire Service Captain:
Assigned to District 2. He can be contacted via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (251) 208-5804.
LaFrance Carey, Inspector:
Assigned to District 3. He can be contacted via e-mail: email@example.com Office: (251) 208-5805.
James Peavey, Fire Service Captain:
Assigned to District 4. He can be contacted via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fire Code Officials/ Inspectors are responsible for providing inspections in a defined, assigned area, or zone. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
Each District is defined areas of the city in accordance with the established District Chief Emergency Response Zones.
Occupancy Inspections including:
are an important part of confirming and verifying fire code compliance. For new construction or tenant renovations, inspections are performed to confirm that fire protection systems are installed according to standards. A fire inspection is required for all new business licenses, day care occupancies and before a certificate of occupancy is issued. A 48 hour advance request required.