Living  /  Services  /  Environment  /  Fire Services  /  Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention

Information about Fire Prevention functions, including contact details for Fire Prevention in Co. Wicklow.

Fire Prevention deals with fire safety in the built environment and the safety of persons who occupy buildings. Fire officers have the powers to serve a Fire Safety Notice or Closure Notice on buildings that are not in compliance with Fire Safety Regulations.

Fire Prevention functions are facilitated by the following legislation:

The following indicates areas of work that are covered by Fire Prevention:

  • Assessing and issuing reports on Fire Safety Certificate applications
  • Carrying out Inspections under the Fire Services Acts 1981 & 2003. Particular emphasis is placed on high-risk premises such as nursing homes and places of assembly, ie large pubs and nightclubs
  • Following up on complaints relating to fire safety in buildings covered by the Fire Services Acts 1981 & 2003
  • Reporting on planning applications to the planning authority
  • During Performance Inspections (DPI)
  • Assessing and reporting on applications under the Explosives Act, including the storage of mixed explosives
  • Pre-assessment of sites for pyrotechnic (fireworks) displays
  • Providing advice to members of the public, schools and other groups
  • Providing fire safety information and instruction to local groups

If you require any information or leaflets or wish to hold a fire safety talk, please contact Wicklow Fire Service at (01) 211 7600 or email firehead@wicklowcoco.ie