Fire and Life Safety


The Fire Marshal or Fire Inspector conducts plan review and construction related inspections of all commercial, and multifamily buildings.  Annual life safety inspections of all existing commercial buildings are also required.  The principal focus of the Fire Code and Chapter 8 of the City Code of Ordinances is to provide a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings.

The City Fire Marshal serves as a liaison to the Clemson University Fire Department which provides fire protection for the City of Clemson.  The Fire Marshal aids in the Fire Scene investigation at the request of the Fire Chief or incident command.

The City also invests in educational programs for the installation of smoke alarms, child and elderly safety events and educational opportunities for employees and the public for the promotion of fire and life safety.  The Fire Marshal is responsible for the implementation of these programs.

Burning Ban

City Ordinance- Fire Prevention and Protection

CDC:  Emergency Preparedness and You

NFPA:  Smoke Alarms

NFPA:  Safety in the Home

NFPA:  Top Causes of Fire in the Home


Bill Box, Fire Marshal -

Chad Collins, Fire and Building Inspector -

Ben Collins, Chief Building and Fire Official -

Phone - 864-653-2050