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Columbus Division of Fire

3639 Parsons Ave

Columbus, Ohio 43207 

Office : 614.221.3132

Fire Prevention Bureau: 614-645-7641

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Fire Prevention Bureau

David Walton
Assistant Chief
David J. Walton


The Fire Prevention Bureau consists of the Fire & Bomb Investigation Section, Inspections Section, and the Office of Community Relations. The Bureau is headed by Assistant Chief David J.Walton. The daily operations are overseen by Battalion Chief Tracy Smith. Chief Walton's Administrative Secretary is Karen Buckley. 



The Fire Prevention Bureau's basic responsibilities include:

  • Public Education
  • Enforcing the Fire Prevention Codes
  • Reviewing Plat Plans and Building Plans for new construction and performing acceptance inspections for new fire protection equipment
  • Providing for the investigation of suspicious large loss and incendiary fires and all fire deaths
  • Maintaining all NFIRS reports, fire inspection reports, and fire investigation reports for the Division.