Office of the Fire Marshal

CONTACT INFORMATION: Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, Lobby Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
703-246-4800 TTY 711
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
John Walser
Assistant Chief, Fire Official - 703-246-4753

Emergency Planning & Preparedness

In accordance with sections 401.2 and 404 of the Fire Prevention Code, a fire safety and evacuation plan shall be approved by the Fire Marshal, and maintained for the building types, facilities, and occupancies listed below. Please submit your Fire Safety & Evacuation Plans to the Fire Inspections Branch two weeks prior to your inspection. In addition, if the building, facility, or occupancy maintains a lockdown plan, Fire Marshal review and approval is also required. Read more about occupancies with Lockdown Plans online.

Note: Please consult Chapter 4 of the Fire Prevention Code for detailed information about the fire safety and evacuation planning requirements for each building, facility, or occupancy type.

Questions about emergency planning and preparedness may be directed to the Fire Prevention Inspections Section at 703-246-4849.

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