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Fire Safety and Prevention Division

SavedImage_000001_jpg (2)Fire Code Official 
Mathew Mallette, Fire Safety and Prevention Division
Serving the City of Dublin since 2009

Contact Info
Location: 200 Shamrock Dr, Dublin GA, 31021.
Office: 478-410-5416

City of Dublin, Fire Safety and Prevention Ordinance
  • Sec. 10-36. - Adopted.

    The Standard Fire Prevention Code, 1985 Edition, and any future updates, recommended by the International Building Code, and the Life Safety Code 101, 1985 Edition, and any future updates, recommended by the National Fire Prevention Association are hereby adopted, ordained and enacted and shall be in full force and effect in the city; and the same are hereby incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this Code. Failure to observe and abide by the said codes shall be punished as provided by section 1-10 of this Code.

    (Ord. No. 67-30, 11-6-67; Ord. No. 88-12, 3-3-88; Ord. No. 03-04, 3-6-2003)

    State Law reference— Any and all fire safety laws that come under the authority of the state fire marshal must be met before any building permit or occupancy permit can be issued by the city, O.C.G.A. § 25-2.

Adopted Fire Codes and State Minimum Fire Safety Rules and Regulations:
Current Edition NFPA: 2021
Life Safety Code 101 (LSC) 

Current Edition
ICC: 2021
International Fire Code (IFC) 

Per O.C.G.A Tile 25-2-4 State of Georgia:

New Construction, Plan Review and Inspections
The Fire Safety and Prevention Division performs plan reviews and conducts construction inspections along with City Building and Inspections Department. For all new developments and commercial buildings, including renovations and remodels of existing buildings. Reviews are also made of significant modifications to fire protection systems (fire sprinklers, fire alarms, cooking suppression, clean agent, etc). 

Existing Building / Inspection Checklist
The Fire Safety and Prevention Division is responsible for conducting inspections of existing buildings and structures to educate owners and/or staff regarding various fire hazards and to identify fire code violations so they can be corrected, thereby reducing the risk of a fire. Detailed records are kept to help identify trends that may require special attention to help mitigate. 

KnoxBox Secure Lockboxes for Emergency Access. 
These Key Boxes are available for Commercial and residential location. In the event of and emergency, KnoxBox boxes can hold a key allowing Fire Department emergency access to resolve the emergency quickly.
Only the fire department has the key to these boxes. They have the option of being connected to your fire alarm system, which when opened will set off the alarm and send the signal to monitoring company that the KnoxBox has been opened.

Commercial KnoxBox 3200
Residential KnoxBox 1658

Reporting of Systems required by Fire Code 

This notice is to clarify that all fire and life safety test and inspection records are required to be filed via ComplianceCenter or Here under form submission as per Item 108.3 of the adopted IFC Code 2018 edition:
“Records shall be made available for inspection by the fire code official, and a copy of the records shall be provided to the fire code official upon request. The fire code official is authorized to prescribe the form and format of such recordkeeping. The fire code official is authorized to require that certain required records be filed with the fire code official.”

Option 1: Online Form Submission
Option 2:

Letter Template Mailed to Companies

We have adopted a web-based solution called ComplianceCenterTM  from BuildingReports®  ( based on its ability for paperless compliance oversight, ease of communication and “no fee” structure for all stakeholders (Compliance Center is a free public service for Building Owners, Service Companies and Fire Code Officials).

If your customers buildings have any of the following fire protection systems in place, the test and inspection compliance records for these systems are to be filed using the above method:

  • Fire Alarm System(s) §
  • Fire Sprinkler System(s) 
  • Fire Pump(s)
  • Kitchen Range Hood Suppression System(s) 
  • Backflow Prevention 
  • Commercial Cooking Hood and Duct Cleaning
  • Clean Agent Suppression System(s)
  • Fire Extinguisher(s)
  • Emergency Responder Two-way Radio Enhancement Systems (BDAs)
  • Private Fire Hydrant(s) 
  • Fire Standpipe System(s)
Private Fire Hydrant Regulations and Inspections
For all fire hydrants that are not located in a public right of way, the property owner is responsible for the testing and maintenance of the fire hydrant which must be completed by qualified subcontractors, or Schedule day and time for Fire Department to test. All Hydrant testing must be documented and Submitted to the Fire Safety and Prevention Division By clicking Here.

Fire Watch Required
Whenever a fire protection system (fire alarm, fire sprinkler, etc.) is taken out of service for maintenance or repairs, or is otherwise compromised due to damage and unable to function as intended, a “fire watch” must be put in place.