UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020: The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23: Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions): (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns): (757) 594-7069.
As part of its dedication to the prevention of fire and injuries, the Williamsburg Fire Department works with the community through a company inspection program. Each year Williamsburg Firefighters inspect commercial and multi-family occupancies for fire and life safety hazards. Hazards found by fire personnel are noted and reviewed with the occupant or building management. Any areas of concern are documented and reviewed with the Fire Prevention Office who will in turn give the occupant approximately 30 days to correct the problem. When corrections have not been completed as prescribed, the Fire Marshal may enforce these by way of a citation.
An inspection includes the following:
• Update and review of vital information. • Review of compliance with Fire Code • Review of building layout by fire personnel for pre-incident information and training. • Review of building fire protections systems for pre-incident information and training. • Review of site hazards, access and evacuation routes.
For further information about the inspection program and process, contact us at 757-220-6220.