Fire Prevention

About the Bureau

The Fire Prevention Bureau, lead by Fire Marshal Keith Watson, is responsible for fire safety activities within our community. This is accomplished by:

  • Code Enforcement - The bureau conducts nearly 700 business inspections annually to insure compliance with the Ohio Fire Code.
  • Fire Investigation - We investigate all fires that occur in our jurisdiction to determine the origin and cause. Fires that are determined to be arson are prosecuted by the Union County Prosecuting Attorney.
  • Public Education - We offer a variety of classes to businesses and the public in areas like fire extinguisher use, home fire escape planning, and youth fire safety.