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Divisions - Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention ensures that processes, structures, and facilities are designed and planned to provide a safe and acceptable level of fire risk. This section seeks to monitor activities on Airport property through a process of plan or design submittals and reviews.

Obtaining a permit may require an inspection prior to receiving a permit. As an example, permits are required for the use of compressed gas, storage of hazardous materials, and the use of tents on Airport property. Please click here for a list of all items requiring a permit. If you have questions, please call 972 973 3580 or e-mail firemarshal@dfwairport.com.

There are four basic types of inspections including:

Scheduled Inspections

Complaint Inspections

Requested Inspections

Construction Inspections

In addition to issuing permits and conducting inspections, Fire Prevention is also responsible for conducting fire investigations. Requests for records and investigation status should be directed to the DFW Airport Legal Department by calling 972 973 5486 or e-mailing legal@dfwairport.com.

Fire Prevention also engages in fire safety education for the general public. Presentations are offered in such subjects as use of fire extinguishers, general fire safety, or commercial cooking hazards. For more information, please call 972 973 3580 or e-mail firemarshal@dfwairport.com.

Activities Requiring a Permit from Fire Prevention Bureau

  • Fire Alarm System
  • Welding/cutting
  • Change-of-Use Permit
  • Explosives
  • Flammable & Combustible Liquids Storage
  • Temporary membrane structure, tent, or canopy
  • Use of Aerosol Products

Other Activities Also Requiring a Permit:

Amusement building                     
Aviation facility                            
Battery system                             
Carnival/Fair                                
Cellulose nitrate film                     
Combustible dust producing operation
Combustible fibers                       
Compressed gas                          
Covered mall building
Cryogenic fluid                             
Dry cleaning plant
Exhibit/Trade Show                     
Fire hydrants & valves
Floor finishing                              
Fruit/Crop ripening                       
Fumigation/Thermal insecticidal fogging
Hazardous materials                     
High-piled storage                        
Hot work operation                     
HPM Facility                               
Industrial oven                             
Liquid/gas fueled vehicle in assembly
LP gas                                         
Lumber yard, woodworking plant
Magnesium                                  
Miscellaneous combustible storage
Open burning                               
Open flame/candle                       
Organic coatings                          
Place of assembly                        
Private fire hydrant                       
Pyrotechnic special effects material
Pyroxylin plastics                         
Refrigeration equipment
Repair garage, service station
Rooftop heliport                           
Scrap tire, tire byproduct storage
Spraying/dipping                          
Tire-rebuilding plant                     
Waste handling                            
Wood products

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