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Fire Prevention Bureau

43 South Duke Street
York, Pennsylvania 17401
Fax: 717-812-9831


Members of the Fire Prevention Bureau:

  • Enforce the provisions of the International Fire Code

  • Register and inspect vacant properties

  • Issue operational permits

  • Conduct certificate of occupancy inspections

  • Conduct certificate of compliance inspections

  • Conduct fire drills

  • Provide public education

  • Maintain certifications

  • Serve on the Civil Enforcement Unit

  • Participate in neighborhood and commercial sweeps

  • Administer the Knox Box and Knox Cap program

  • Other duties as needed.

The work of the Fire Prevention Bureau is often unable to be measured. The work of the Fire Prevention Bureau is not only to save lives but also improve the quality of life throughout the city.