Perhaps the most important task that the Sevierville Fire Department performs throughout the year is fire prevention. One aspect of fire prevention is inspection of commercial and public buildings and private residences.
In 2016, the SFD adopted the same International Building and Fire Codes as the State of Tennessee. Fire Marshal J.C. Green and Fire Inspector Lee Wilson inspect new construction and existing buildings including businesses, churches, hotels and apartments annually to ensure they comply with fire codes.
The SFD is also available to provide advice on best practices for fire safety and will perform free home safety inspections upon request.
If you are planning to remodel, expand or just change seating, carpet or doors in your business, you should obtain a building permit and talk to a fire code official before starting so that the purchases and changes you plan to make comply with the fire code. Remember, no one wants unnecessary delays in re-opening or completing expansions!
For more information please visit seviervilletn.org or call the Sevierville Fire Department (865) 453-9276.