The Fire Prevention Bureau is committed to reducing fire loss, injury, and death caused by fires, and to making your living experience within the fire district a safe one. The Prevention Bureau employs many strategies to accomplish the District’s safety goals. Fire Safety Inspections, Code Enforcement, Building Plan Review, Pre-Fire Planning, and Public Education are all components of the prevention program.
The District’s Fire Prevention Bureau works year-round conducting routine fire saftey inspections for all business occupancies within the fire district. Enforcing codes established by the State of Ohio, the bureau makes recommendations and assists occupants with fire safety and emergency action planning.
The objective of the Fire Prevention Bureau is to educate those we come in contact with before there is a problem. The intent of the fire code is to protect those that live, work, play, or visit our city and township. The code enforcement team is committed to providing proactive enforcement of these codes by developing courteous and professional business relationships with the public, contractors, business owners and residents of the Fire District.
A vital part of the code enforcement process is building plan review. The Fire Prevention Bureau works very closely with Montgomery County and City of Miamisburg Building Departments on all commercial building construction projects.
The Miami Valley Fire District utilizes the Ohio Fire Code to govern the fire prevention activities of the Fire District. The Ohio Fire Code is a code of statewide applicability that consists of rules relating to all aspects of fire safety and other matters regulated by the State Fire Marshal’s. The Ohio Fire Code establishes the minimum standards for safeguarding life and property from fire and explosion in Ohio.
The District also enforces (by adoption) the Southwest Ohio Fire Safety Council Standards. These standards were created from the appendices in the rear of the Ohio Fire Code that were not adopted by the State of Ohio.
The Fire Prevention Bureau conducts annual evaluations of all business occupancies within the Fire District putting together a pre-fire action plan to be used by the Division of Fire during emergency responses. This identification process promotes rapid identificaiton of special hazards within a structure and allows the Fire District’s crews to more rapidly deploy firefighting and emergency medical resources, ultimately improving life, safety, and property conservation.
Knox Boxes are required for every business in Miami Township and the city of Miamisburg.
They can be ordered directly through Knox Box’s website – https://www.knoxbox.com/
Installation location should be near the sprinkler system access (if outside access) and near the front door if no outside access. Mount the box about chest high off the ground and place a bead of caulk around the top of the box to limit water inside the box.
Alarm contacts for the boxes are not required but encouraged.
The Fire Prevention Bureau considers public education to be one of its top priorities. On average each year, the bureau reaches thousands of customers ranging in age from preschoolers to seniors. The Fire Prevention Bureau will develop a safety program that meets the needs of your group. Call (937) 560-2152 to schedule a safety presentation.
A permit is required to ensure the citizen’s safety and that of their property within the fire district. If you do not have a commercial fire pit, you must apply for permission before holding any Recreational Fire on your property.
A Recreational Fire is defined as a fire for domestic or non-commercial cooking of food only, not for burning trash or brush. All other burning will be considered illegal by the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA).
Anyone choosing to burn for the purpose of waste disposal must follow the terms and conditions outlined by the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA),