Fire Prevention Division

William T. McKim, Jr., Fire Marshal


The Fire Prevention Division, also known as the Fire Marshal's Office, is responsible for developing and implementing special fire safety programs. The specialty programs are designed to promote public fire safety messages and to provide a positive department presence in the community. The official mascot, Sparky, works with the Risk Watch Program for Grades K-6 providing fire prevention education. In coordination with the Fire Chief, the Fire Prevention Division also assists with department-related media releases and conferences.

More About the Fire Prevention Division

Mission Statement

To maintain a fire safe environment through the engineering of efficient fire protection systems, the enforcement of the most current codes and standards, and the presentation of effective public education programs.


Contact the Fire Marshal's Office

Mailing Address:

Fire Prevention Division
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 3rd Floor
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Phone: (302) 576-3120

Fax: (302) 573-7701

Inspection Hotline: (302) 571-4583

Smoke Alarm Hotline: (302) 571-4361