Fire Marshal's Office

Fire Marshal
Jason Osika
josika@dover.de.us

Fire Marshal Staff Photo Jason.JPG

Deputy Fire Marshal
Matthew Brown
mbrown@dover.de.us

Fire Marshal Staff Photo Matt.JPG

Deputy Fire Marshal  
Sean Christiansen
schristiansen@dover.de.us

Deputy Fire Marshal  
Phillip Lewis
plewis@dover.de.us

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (City Hall opens at 8:30am, closes at 5:00pm, and is Closed on City Holidays)

Contact Numbers:
(302) 736-4457 Office
(302) 736-4217 Fax
After hours, please contact the Dover Fire Department Dispatch Center at 302-736-7168
cityofdoverfmo@dover.de.us

Mailing Address:
City of Dover
Attn: Fire Marshal's Office
15 Loockerman Plaza
Dover, DE  19901

Overview:
The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office is a division under the City of Dover Planning and Inspections Department. While the City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office works with the Dover Fire Department, the Fire Department is a separate entity which is 100% volunteer. Click on their link for additional information. The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office conducts annual fire and life safety inspections at which time the Fire Marshal checks for compliance with City Ordinances, Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations, and National Fire Protection Association standards. The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office also handles fire complaints and can issue summons for violations found.  The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s Office is also responsible for Origin and Cause investigations within the City of Dover limits. The City of Dover Fire Marshal’s office also conducts plan review for new construction, modifications to current structures, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and hood and hood suppression systems.

Links:

Annual Fire and Life Safety Inspection Form:  https://cityofdover.formstack.com/forms/annual_fire_and_life_safety_inspection
Business License Application
Camper Parking Permit
City of Dover Code of Ordinances: https://www.municode.com/library/de/dover/codes/code_of_ordinances (Chapter 46 is Fire Prevention and Protection)
Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations: http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title1/700/index.shtml
Dover Fire Department: http://www.doverfire.org/
Electrical Inspection Agencies: https://statefiremarshal.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/110/2017/07/electricalinspectionagencies.pdf
Fire Permit
Fire Protection Disconnection Request Form
Fireworks & Pyrotechnics Display Permit https://cityofdover.formstack.com/forms/city_of_dover_fire_marshal_application_for_public_fireworks_pyrotechnicsdisplay_permit      
Knox Box Request Form: https://www.cityofdover.com/planning-and-inspections-forms
Licensed Fire Protection Companies: https://statefiremarshal.delaware.gov/technical-services/licensed-public-fire-protection-companies-testing-applications/
Public Occupancy   
Special Event Permit: https://www.cityofdover.com/media/Planning%20and%20Inspections/Forms%20and%20Brochures/Forms/Special%20Event%20Permit

State of Delaware Fire Marshal's Office: http://www.statefiremarshal.delaware.gov/ 

Applicable Codes:
City of Dover Code of Ordinances
2015 Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations
2015 NFPA 1 Fire Code
2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
2013 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
2013 NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems
2014 NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
See Chapter 7 of the Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations for a full list of adopted Codes and Standards
2009 International Building Code

APPLICABLE CODES as adopted by Dover’s City Council and Certain State Agencies

IBC- International Building Code- 2009

IRC- International Residential Code- 2009

IPC- International Plumbing Code- 2015 (State of Delaware Requirements)

IMC- International Mechanical Code- 2015 (State of Delaware Requirements)

IFGC- International Fuel and Gas Code- 2015 (State of Delaware Requirements)

IECC- International Energy Conservation Code- (2012 + Delaware’s Amendments- DNREC)

IEBC- International Existing Building Code- 2009

ICCPC- International Code Council Performance Code- 2009

ANSI A117.1-03- 2003 local, 2010 Federal

IFC- International Fire Code- 2009