Fire Prevention Bureau
The Fire Prevention Bureau works to abate fire and life-safety hazards before they can cause injury and property damage.
The Code Enforcement section focuses on the enforcement of fire codes and regulations. They perform inspections, investigate complaints, answer questions from the public, and assist with other tasks as needed.
The Fire Education section is responsible for developing and implementing programs that will increase the public's awareness of fire safety. This includes an annual fire safety program for Maui County schools, which has proven to be worthwhile in several instances where children used what they learned and saved lives. For further information and to request public education, visit our Fire Education page.
The Fire Investigation section is responsible for determining the causes of fires. They also prepare investigative reports and give testimony in court regarding investigative procedures and findings. For further information, visit our Fire Incident Report Request page.
The Plans Reviewing section reviews building plans during the permit process and conducts preliminary site assessments to ensure that fire safety standards are being met prior to construction. This section also reviews permit applications for exhibitions, carnivals, and other similar types of public assemblies.
The Fire Prevention Bureau responsible for issuing a variety of special permits, including:
- Fire Protection Permit (FPP)
- Fireworks Aerial Display Permit (FWK-AER)
- Assembly Permit (ASSM)
- Compressed Gases Permit (FCGS)
- Explosives Materials Permit (EXPL)
- Firecracker Permit (FWK-CRKR)
- Fireworks Use Permit (FWK-USE)
- Fireworks License (FFWL)
- Flammable & Combustible Tank Permit (FTNK)
- Flammable Finish Facility Permit (FAFF)
- Special Event Permit (EVNT)
- Hazardous Materials Permit (HAZMT)
- Liquefied Petroleum Gases Permit (LPG)