Fire Marshal's Office
The Fire Marshal's Office is tasked with providing city comprehensive fire prevention and education to the citizens of La Vergne. This office is also responsible for fire codes enforcement and fire origin and cause investigations. The city fire marshal supervises this division.
Codes and Enforcement
Currently, the 2018 International Fire Code is adopted as an ordinance for fire code enforcement. La Vergne also uses the National Fire Protection Association, Life Safety Code, 101. The fire marshal's office does conduct fire inspections. Inspections start and proceed throughout the entirety of a construction process. For a full list of required inspections, please contact the fire administration building.
LFRD conducts annual pre-fire planning and inspections of each commercial property. Property owners wishing to request additional inspections may do so by contacting the fire administration building.
The fire marshal's office does conduct plan reviews for all new construction and modifications of existing buildings. A full set of construction plans must be submitted to the fire marshal's office for review. Each set of plans submitted must be stamped before they will be processed. PDF versions will be accepted for consideration after special permission. Each set of plans must have contact information submitted during the time of submittal.
All burn permits are issued through the Fire Administration building during normal business hours. A commercial burn request must have an on-site inspection before issuance. Commercial burns include but aren't limited to: industrial burns, home building and land clearing.
Each fire that LFRD responds to receives an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire. If the reason is determined to be criminal, investigators will determine appropriate charges for the suspect(s) and see the investigation through the entire judicial process. LFRD investigators hold Law Enforcement authority per the Tennessee Code Annotated and will arrest all arson-related crimes.
LFRD is also partnered with several different agencies to assist in fire-related investigations, including the Rutherford County Arson Task Force, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosions Agency (ATF).