Fire Protection Specialist
or person charged with the responsibilities of fire prevention and code enforcement—regardless of their title
for their own protection understand what state statutes
laws and local ordinances create the position in which they serve. They must be fully knowledgeable of the legal requirements that allow them to conduct fire prevention activities and exactly what the constraints and limitations of their authority are. In many communities across the country
fire prevention and code enforcement personnel are granted limited police power to enforce fire codes within their respective jurisdictions. Continuous and updated law enforcement training is absolutely necessary in these cases in addition to on-going training in fire codes and fire prevention. Extreme caution must always be exercised in order to avoid violations of certain civil rights.