Has responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
Has responsibility for the inspection of all buildings and premises, with the exception of residential dwelling units, accordance with the provisions of the Town of Brighton Fire Prevention Code.
Reviews plans for new construction and installation of fire protection equipment to assure fire and life safety regulations are met.
Investigates complaints received by the Fire Prevention Division; establishes and maintains comprehensive records of all business transacted such as complaints, inspections, investigations, notices served and permits written.
Confers with, answers questions for and provides direction to property owners, contractors, engineers, architects and others regarding fire protection requirements.
Assists with investigation of all fires involving injury or substantial loss of property.
In 2012, there were an estimated 365,000 reported home structure fires and 2,380 associated civilian deaths in the United States.