Your Hometown Fire Department
In March of 1993, the residents of Tequesta cast their ballots and voted in favor of establishing their own Fire Department; On October 1st, 1993, the Tequesta Fire Rescue Department saw its first day in operation. Everyday since then we have strived to provide exceptional care and uphold the values of our mission statement. As Your Hometown Fire Department, know that we take great pride in serving The Village of Tequesta.
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- Do I need a fire safety inspection for a Business Occupational License?
Yes. Call 561-768-0550 to schedule an appointment for a fire safety inspection. Prior to calling, you will need to have one fire extinguisher (type 2A 10BC) for every 3000 sq. ft. It must have a current tag from a Fire Equipment Company. The Emergency Exit lights must work. There should be no extension cords in use. The address should be properly displayed.
- Do I need a fire safety inspection for a Home Business License?
Yes. Call 561-768-0550 to schedule an appointment for a fire safety inspection. Prior to calling, you will need to have a 2A 10BC (5 lb.) fire extinguisher with a current tag.
- Does the Village of Tequesta require an annual fire safety inspection for businesses?
Yes. We consider ourselves to be partners with our business community. If we can prevent a fire from occurring, the result will be no economic loss for the business and the Village of Tequesta. Our focus when performing these inspections is life safety and the prevention of fires. Inspections are performed in accordance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code. Some of the things we look for during an inspection include:
- Improper use of extension cords
- Improper storage of flammable materials
- Adequate and clear exiting signs
- Available fire extinguishing equipment that is mounted properly and up to date
- Properly displayed addresses, etc.
If during our fire inspections we note any code violations, the business or building owner will be given written notice and an adequate correction period. If compliance has not been achieved in the time frame allowed, the issue may be referred to code enforcement for further actions and possible monetary fine.
- How do I get information on the closest fire hydrant or fire station for insurance purposes?
If you live in the corporate limits of Tequesta just call us at 768-0550 and we will obtain this information for you. If you reside in Palm Beach County there is a designated insurance line, which is 561-233-0066 or you can complete an on-line request.