The Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau provides an on-call fire inspector service to commercial building occupants, owners, and to the fire departments serving Knox County. The alarm center will notify the on-call fire inspector for any of the following conditions on a commercial building located in Knox County except in the Town of Farragut:
- Any working commercial fire or any incident involving damage to a commercial building.
Activation of any fire protection system. Also failure of any fire protection system to activate when needed
warrants notification of the on-call inspector.
When notified by a fire system contractor (Morristown Automatic Sprinkler, Simplex, Knox Fire Extinguisher, etc.)
that a fire protection system has been placed "out of service."
Any condition found by the incident commander in a commercial building of a life threatening nature
involving a code violation.
- Fire alarm system activation or malfunction. (False Alarms)
Inspectors insure that these required (or otherwise installed) fire protection/detection systems are repaired and placed back in service as soon as possible.
Inspectors are on-call for one week from 07:00 Monday until 07:00 the following Monday, and can be contacted for any fire inspection related needs that arise during these hours.
To contact the on call Inspector:
8:00 - 4:30 Monday through Friday
After normal business hours and on weekends call:
Rural Metro Communication Center 675.4600