Town of Brookhaven
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One Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738
(631) 451-6262, phone
(631) 451-6283, fax

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Division of Fire Prevention

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The Division of Fire Prevention is charged with the following general duties and responsibilities:

  • The inspection of all buildings and premises except single-family dwellings.
  • The review of plans, issuance of permits and subsequent inspections for new construction and alterations of all buildings except single-family dwellings, as well as for fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, extinguishing systems etc.
  • Inspection, annually, of 24 categories of commercial establishments for operating permits.
  • Investigation of fires and related incidents occurring in buildings, vehicles and vessels.
  • Investigation of complaints alleging violations of Town Local Law.
  • Mitigating, investigating and coordinating other agencies (Fire Department, Police Department, NYS DEC, SC Health, etc.) in hazardous materials incidents.
  • Examination of abandoned tanks, drums, etc. found along roadways and public property prior to removal by Waste Management or NYS DEC.
  • Installation of tanks for LP Gas, combustible and flammable liquids at most premises.
  • Testing for suitability of LP Gas workers.
  • Public Education on fire safety, fire extinguisher use and similar subjects for various groups, service organizations, businesses, Town employees, Senior Citizens Clubs, schools, etc.
  • A Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Program to detect, evaluate and correct or refer to others, juveniles involved in starting fires.
  • Operation of four heavy duty vehicles and their special equipment used for Haz Mat Incidents, emergency management, fire investigation, evacuations etc.
  • Inspections of Carnivals and similar activities.
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 » Christopher J. Mehrman
  Chief Fire Marshal