Fire Prevention Code


2009 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC) Title Page
The chapters and sections of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC) listed below are available for viewing only in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). Content copying and printing is not available. In addition, Fairfax County amendments to the SFPC are available for viewing in a single, printable PDF document. If you did not know, PDF is a popular format for viewing electronic documents online. To view any of the documents listed below you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. Get a FREE copy of Adobe Reader


About the Fire Prevention Code ...

Protection of Life and Property.  The Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC), simply referred to as the Fire Prevention Code, prescribes regulations for the protection of life and property from the hazards of fire or explosion and for the handling, storage, sale, and use of fireworks, explosives, or blasting agents, and provides requirements for the administration and enforcement of such regulations. Fairfax County enforces these regualtions

Enforcement Authority. Pursuant to Section 62-2-6 of the Fairfax County Code, the Office of the Fire Marshal (i.e., Fire Prevention Division of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department) is authorized to enforce the Fire Prevention Code. Furthermore, in accordance with §27-97 of the Code of Virginia, Fairfax County is empowered to adopt fire prevention regulations that are more restrictive or more extensive in scope (i.e., amendments), and may establish such procedures or requirements as may be necessary for the administration and enforcement of the Fire Prevention Code. The more restrictive or extensive regulations and local administration and enforcement provisions or requirements are contained within Chapter 62 of the Fairfax County Code. The Fairfax County Fire Marshal is also authorized to enforce the Fire Prevention Code in the towns of Clifton, Herndon, and Vienna.

Fire Prevention Code” includes enforceable provisions from the following three individual publications:

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