Bureau of Fire Prevention

Mission Statement

To provide the highest level of fire and explosion protection to the Lincoln Community through Fire Investigations, Inspections, and Bomb Squad Activities.

To provide a safe environment to work, worship, play and for entertainment. In effect, this will ensure an enhanced quality of life for everyone in the Lincoln Community.


Current Codes
2009 International Fire Code
2000 Life Safety Code 101
Fire Prevention Code Amendments
Fire Suppression Code Amendments

The Fire Prevention Bureau is a section of the Building and Safety Department. The Fire Prevention Bureau is mandated under the International Fire Code, 2006 Edition to determine the cause and origin of every fire in Lincoln, NE. This task is carried out by any of the seven full-time Fire Inspectors/Investigators. Each Fire Investigator is a highly trained individual with specialized training in arson investigations, explosive ordinance disposal and are members of Lincoln's Bomb Squad. Each Fire Inspector/Investigator is constantly attending conferences and seminars around the country to aid in their fire investigation techniques.

Codes & Standard
The Fire Inspectors/Investigators of the City of Lincoln, NE have dedicated their efforts to the effective code and standards administration and enforcement. These efforts are achieved through consultation, plan examinations, inspections, and the issuance of permits.



Fire Safety Tip...
Check smoke detectors once a month and change the batteries at least once a year. Smoke detectors sense abnormal amounts of smoke or invisible combustion gases in the air. They can detect both smoldering and burning fires. At least one smoke detector should be installed on every level of a structure. Purchase smoke detectors labeled by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or Factory Mutual (FM).