Fire Prevention Division Chief | Fire Marshal
The Bureau of Fire Prevention Division Chief oversees and manages the Bureau of Fire Prevention and the Fire Marshal's Office to include fire code enforcement, plans review and fire investigations, as well as the Department's Public Safety Community efforts. The department currently staffs four, full-time investigators/inspectors.
The Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible with enforcing the State of Georgia's Minimum Fire Safety Standards. Our goal is to educate the public in taking precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires end educating them in fire survival. It is a proactive method of reducing emergencies and fire damage. Fire prevention is everyone's concern.
The primary functions of the Fire Prevention Division are:
- Inspection of existing structures to ensure Fire and Life Safety requirements are met
- Plan review of all new building projects and remodels for complains with adopted codes
- Enforcement of the Department of Justice ADA Guidelines for Accessible Design
- Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy (COs)
- Fire investigations
- Issuance of Special Events permits (i.e. Bonfire permits)
Division Chief Dustin Davey began his career with the Smyrna Fire Department in 2003. Chief Davey promoted to Engineer in 2007 and was appointed as the Assistant Training Officer in July of 2009. In 2012, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Fire Training Officer. In 2016, Dustin was appointed Chief of Training.
In January 2020, Chief Davey received an appointment to the position of Fire Marshal for the City of Smyrna and began leading the Fire Prevention Division.
He is a Nationally Certified Fire Officer IV and has earned college degrees in Fire Science and Public Safety Leadership. Chief Davey is a Command College graduate and holds a Master of Public Safety Administration degree from Columbus State University. Dustin is a Certified Emergency Manager through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Department of Homeland Security, Georgia Certified Paramedic, Georgia Certified Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator and is a Georgia P.O.S.T Certified Peace Officer. He is a Nationally Certified Fire Investigator and Fire Inspector and recognized as an adjunct instructor in the fire investigation training program at the Georgia Fire Academy.
Chief Davey received his Chief Training Officer (CTO) designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing in 2015 and the Georgia Chief Fire Officer designation from the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs in 2016.
Chief Davey is the recipient of the 2007 City of Smyrna Public Service Award and was named Firefighter of the Year in 2009.