The largest function of the FMB is to promote life safety and property conservation through an annual fire inspection program. Inspectors are the personnel that not only perform routine inspections, but also handle:
- Fire watches, complaints
- Environmental issues
- Underground tank closures
- Burning complaints
- Non-compliance tag issuance and removal
- General citizen assistance
Inspectors are assigned to one of four battalions within the city, which are geographic divisions developed by the Fire Department in order to better service the citizens of Virginia Beach. At full staff there are 12 sworn inspectors and 2 civilian inspectors assigned to the FMB.
Please contact our office with any questions about annual inspections or to report any issues.