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Fire & Life Safety Division

Fire Marshall’s Office

Plan Review
Robert Jenkins

Phone Numbers
(804) 748-1426
(804) 768-8766 Fax 


Fire Marshal’s Office
P. O. Box 40
9800 Government Center Pkwy
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Community Risk Reduction
About Fire and Life Safety

The Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal, and Assistant Fire Marshal's are given the duty to

  • Enforce State and County fire codes
  • Investigate fires, explosions, and hazardous materials releases
  • Regulate
    • open burning
    • fireworks
    • blasting and explosive storage
    • propane tank exchange
  • Develop future codes that address fire safety

The Fire and Life Safety Division creates methods to reduce the number of personal injuries and fires. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Safety education programs
  • Review construction and fire protection system plans
  • Building inspections
  • Fire Investigations


  • Prevent injuries, deaths, and property damage.
  • Maintain total estimated property loss under five percent of property value.
  • Maintain civilian injuries per 100 fires below five for the year.
  • Maintain the number of fires per 1,000 population below 10.
  • Maintain a comprehensive inspection program that targets high risk buildings and populations.
  • Provide accident prevention and education programs at various levels of our school system.
  • Provide technical support to emergency operations personnel by identifying and targeting priority fire hazards.
  • Present fire safety programs and information concerning cooking related fires and smoke detectors.
  • Provide quality plan review in 10 days or less for most commercial and multi-family properties.