Fire inspections are conducted on a daily basis throughout the City of St. Louis and are the primary function of the Bureau of Fire Prevention. Inspectors look for any condition that may cause fire, contribute to the spread of fire, interfere with firefighting operations, endanger life or any other condition that may affect fire safety. Whenever an inspector observes an apparent code violation, a written notice of the violation will be prepared and delivered to the facility owner or operator. The notice describes the condition deemed unsafe and specifies a time limitation to rectify the unsafe conditions. If the unsafe conditions are not corrected within a specified period, the operator may be fined up to $500 per day, imprisoned or both. If you witness what you feel may be a code violation, contact the Bureau of Fire Prevention immediately.
Deputy Fire Marshal -- Fire Captain Ray Daniels