For the Panama City Fire Department, the Fire Prevention & Public Education Division is under the direction of Division Chief Graham Tolbert. This section also consists of one Lieutenant Fire Inspector / Investigator, one Civilian Fire Inspector / Investigator, and one Fire Records Specialist / Public Educator.
Responsibilities for this very important life safety section include:
Annual Inspections and reinspections of over 2,400 Businesses within the City of Panama City
Answering Citizen Complaints
Flow Tests on Fire Hydrants
Enforcement of Fire Laws and Ordinances
Enforcement of the Open Burning Ordinance
Reviewing Fire Plans
Safety and Hurricane Preparedness
Fire Prevention is also very active in our community through various community programs such as:
Inspections of special events such as Festivals and 4th of July Fireworks activities
Public Education Programs
Juvenile Firestarter Program
Fire Extinguisher Training
Large scale Public Education Events, such as Kidfest and Fire Prevention Fest
Public safety is our division's main focus, and with the city growing, it's a job we take seriously.