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          Frequently Asked Questions

BI-DIRECTIONAL AMPLIFICATION (BDA) SYSTEM 

Shall comply with NFPA 1221 (2016 Edition) and the Florida Fire Prevention Code 7th Edition

COMMERCIAL HOOD SYSTEMS 

Q: Who may inspect and clean my commercial hood system?

FAQs Hood System Maintenance.pdf
ELECTRICAL 

Shall comply with NFPA 70 (2017 Edition) and the Florida Fire Prevention Code 7th Edition

FIRE ALARMS 

Shall comply with NFPA 72 (2015 Edition) and the Florida Fire Prevention Code 7th Edition

Q: What do I need to know about zone maps for fire alarm sytems?

Scope of Work Sheet for Emergency Repair.pdfEnFA-1 Zone Maps for Fire Alarm Systems.pdf
FIRE LANE 

Q: Why shouldn't I park in a fire lane?

FAQs Fire Lanes.pdf
FIRE SPRINKLERS 

Shall comply with NFPA 13 (2016 Edition), NFPA 13R (2016 Edition), NFPA 13D (2016 Edition), and the Florida Fire Prevention Code 7th Edition

FIREWORKS 

ALL FIREWAORKS REQUIRE A PERMIT

Shall comply with the Code for Fireworks Display, NFPA 1123 (2018 Edition), and the Florida Fire Prevention Code 7th Edition

OUTDOOR FIRES 

Q: Are permits required for cooking and recreational fires?

A: No. NFPA 1.10.10.1 states "Permits shall not be required for cooking and recreational fires."

 

Q: Can the fire department tell me I can't have a recreational fire on my property?

A: Yes. NFPA 1.10.10.2 states "The AHJ shall have authority to prohibit any or all open flames, candles, and open, recreational, and cooking fires, or other sources of ignition." *AHJ - Authority Having Jurisdiction

 

Q: What is required of a fire attendant?

A: NFPA 1.10.10.5.1 Open, recreational, and cooking fires shall be constantly attended by a competent person until such fire is extinguished.

NFPA 1.10.10.5.2 This person shall have a garden hose connected to the water supply or other fire-extinguishing equipment readily available for use.

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SEASONAL QUESTIONS 

WINTER

See OUTDOOR FIRES

See FIREWORKS

SPRING

SUMMER

Q: Where can I get swim lessons?

A: G.T. Bray Park, YMCA, Goldfish Swim School, etc.

 

Q: Can we send a fire truck to come and fill your swimming pool?

A: No. Please call Manatee County Utilities Department for more information.

 

See FIREWORKS

 

National Drowning Prevention week is the 3rd week of July (2022 - July 17th to 23rd)

FALL

See OUTDOOR FIRES

SMOKE ALARMS 
SWIMMING 

See swimming lesson options on the right or below!

The safety of our community is of upmost importance to us. Please take a look at the basics of pool safety from Manatee.org as well as our Fire & Life Safety FAQs.