Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal's Office

Law Enforcement

The fire marshals have full law enforcement powers and are responsible for determining fire cause and origin, the investigation of arsons, suspicious fires, incendiary devices, and the investigation and prosecution of environmental or hazardous materials violations.

Code Enforcement

The fire inspectors are responsible for enforcement of the City's fire prevention ordinances and codes. Code enforcement is accomplished through site plan review; working with building planners to ensure new structures are fire safe, and through on-site inspections. View or download the City of Hampton Fire Code.

The Fire Inspection Fee Program was established in 2012 to support the City of Hampton's community risk reduction measures. Read an overview of the program and fee schedule.


Code modification requests and other permit forms

Public Education

Our fire safety educator provides presentations to the community and teaches children about the dangers of playing with fire. Presentations cover five basic areas of education (Request a public education visit or a tour your neighborhood fire station):

  • Senior Safety Program – The program covers common fire safety hazards, cooking safety, slip and fall prevention, home escape planning and more, all designed for the older adult population.
  • Fire Extinguisher Training – This program provides classroom instruction and hands-on use of the fire extinguisher. Participants will learn how and when to use an extinguisher.
  • Workplace Safety Program – This program provides information for employees and employers on exit planning, fire extinguisher training, trip hazards, and any additional safety information the employer wishes to incorporate.
  • Home Safety Survey – Residents can request a Home Safety Survey if they have specific concerns. Fire personnel will review the kitchen, fireplace, storage and living areas for obvious fire hazards and make suggestions on practical adjustments that can be made to improve fire safety. You can also get a fire prevention checklist online.
  • Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program This program enlightens parents and children about fire safety and the consequences of fire. Juveniles involved in an incident that involves matches, lighters, fireworks, flammable liquids or chemicals, explosive devices or threats to burn or bomb may be considered for this program.

Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program

The Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program is an educational program for children 5-17 who have exhibited fire related behavior. The program is designed to enlighten parents and children about fire safety and the consequences of fire. Not only does this program assess the child's need for educational services, but it provides education for children who have not set a fire, have been involved in a fire incident, or display a curiosity about fire.

The Facts

  • A firesetter is a child under the age of 18 who has accidentally or purposely set a fire.
  • Fires and burns are the leading causes of injury and death to children.
  • Children are twice as likely as adults to die in a fire.
  • Even toddlers can start a fire with a match or a lighter.
  • Of every 100 people who die in child-set fires, 85 are children.


This program is a community resource. Referrals can be made by members of the fire department, the juvenile court system, or anyone who cares about the safety of our children, including educators, counselors, parents, family, friends, neighbors, or others who come in contact with juveniles who are involved in fire play or other fire incidents. Fill out a referral form.

Additional Fire and Life Safety Resources

These online resources will allow you to have the most up to date safety information available.