Office of the Fire Marshal

The Saline Valley Fire District is dedicated to provide the best possible services in prevention and code enforcement. The District issues permits for new commercial and special use structures such as fireworks stands, fireworks displays, and haunted houses.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Fire Chief, Bob Dunn at (636)343-9300 or email at bdunn@svfpd.com

Saline Valley Fire Protection District Ordinances

The Saline Valley Fire Protection District has its own ordinance for building codes in commercial and residential buildings. Our ordinance is based on the International Code Council Code Series, 2015 editions. Our ordinance can be found here.
 

After the Fire

If you have a fire in your home or business, our job is not finished once the fire has been extinguished. In the time following a fire, you may be contacted by a multitude of representatives from various companies and agencies such as; your insurance company, board up companies, investigators, lawyers or detectives. This can be very overwhelming, especially if a loved one or employee had been hurt in the fire.
 
The Saline Valley Fire Protection District will help you however we can to make sure you get the information you need when you are ready move forward with repairing or rebuilding your home or business. Please feel free to contact us or download our After the Fire handout.

Residential Occupancy Permits

The Saline Valley Fire Protection District performs inspections for all multi-family (three or more occupancy) structures. Occupancy inspections ensure that the structures in our District are safe for the occupants who will be living in them. An occupancy is not merely a fire inspection, but is actually an overall safety inspection of the structure.

Inspections for existing occupancies of single-family homes, mobile homes and duplex structures are not required. However, if you would like us to come out and perform a safety inspection we will be happy to do that.


Note: Inspections can be scheduled by calling House #1, all of our personnel who perform inspections are also active firefighters; as such there may be instances in which inspections are subject to reschedule due to emergencies being handled by our staff.

Commercial Structure Inspections

The Saline Valley Fire Protection District performs inspections for all new construction and existing commercial structures. Each time there is a change of occupancy in a commercial structure or a commercial structure is erected for business, manufacturing or storage use, an inspection is required. Commercial inspections ensure that the structures in our District are safe for the employees and business owners who use them. Commercial inspections include the installation, operation and testing of sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems and hood systems.

Once a company has occupied a structure and the business is in operation, our staff will stop in from time to time for Pre-Fire Planning and annual safety inspections. Structures that are being erected must first have plans submitted to our Fire Marshal for review.

Note: As with Residential inspections, Commercial Inspections can be scheduled by calling House #1, all of our personnel who perform inspections are also active firefighters; as such there may be instances in which inspections are subject to reschedule due to emergencies being handled by our staff.

Open Burning/Bon Fires/Conservation Burns

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources does not allow burning from April 15 to September 15 of each year.

Homeowners needing to burn vegetative waste must contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for permission to burn from April 15 to September 15 of each year.

Recreational (bon fires) fires are allowed all year but must be kept small. A reasonable size for a recreational fire is approximately four feet by four feet. Bon Fires shall be 25 feet away from a structure.

Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions you may have or to call 9-1-1 if your recreational fire gets away from you.

The Fire Official shall order the extinguishment of any burning if deemed to be a hazard or a nuisance.
The only item(s) allowed to be burned are vegetative waste.

At no time shall man made products be allowed to be burned. This includes but is not limited to the following: household trash, rubber, tires, shingles, vinyl siding, fencing, treated lumber, furniture or other construction materials.

The Fire Official shall order the extinguishment of any burning if deemed to be a hazard or a nuisance.
We no longer issue burn permits, however, we do request that you give us a courtesy call at (636) 343-9300 to alert us that you will be burning.