About the Fire Marshal's Office
The Fire Marshal's Office conducts fire prevention inspections using the Kentucky Fire Prevention Code annually on residential, assembly, education, business, mercantile, storage, factory and industrial, high hazard, and utility and miscellaneous type use groups.
The Marshal’s office also offers discussions, demonstrations on fire safety, and education that is free of charge to all legitimate civic organizations, businesses, schools, churches, and healthcare facilities.
Smoke Alarms, Burning, and Fire Prevention Inspections
Smoke Alarms. The Paducah Fire Department will install smoke alarms at no charge to Paducah residents. To make an appointment for firefighters to come to your home to install a smoke alarm, call 270-444-8522.
Burning. It is not legal to burn within the city limits. However, there are cases in which a burn permit can be obtained from the Fire Prevention office.
Fire Prevention Inspections. Fire Prevention Inspections are conducted annually on residential, assembly, education, business, mercantile, storage, factory and industrial, high hazard, and utility and miscellaneous type use groups. These inspections are conducted using the Kentucky Fire Prevention Code which also references additional codes. All locations must comply to the codes and ordinances as they pertain to the type occupancy that they are classified. All locations are subject to additional inspections such as follow-ups or complaints. All inspections will be conducted by certified fire prevention inspectors.
Public Education and Safety Information
The Fire Marshal's office offers in-services, talks, and demonstrations on fire safety and education free of charge to civic organizations, businesses, schools, churches, and healthcare facilities. Below are links to online resources for public education and safety.
- Coloring Page - Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen
- FireHouse.Com - Fire Fighting, Rescue, and EMS
- Home Fire Escape Plan
- International Association of Fire Chiefs
- National Fire Protection Association
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (car seat information and recalls)
- National Registry of EMS
- Sparky the Fire Dog
- U.S. Fire Administration