Technical Services Division

The Division is responsible for commercial plan reviews for new and remodel constructions, fire and life safety inspections on existing commercial properties, fire and life safety public education programs, and fire investigations.  All of these programs are designed to help our community identify and reduce risk from an “all-hazards risk” approach.

Code Enforcement – New Commercial Construction and Remodeling

The City of Branson has adopted the International Code Council (ICC) Series.  Specifically the fire department’s plan review and inspections are based on the ICC International Fire Code (IFC), 2015 Edition.  From the IFC there are a hosts of referenced standards including the ICC Building, Electrical, and Mechanical Codes plus the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.  Additionally, the Fire Department has adopted amendments to the IFC that more specifically address fire and life safety topics in our community.

All construction documents are submitted to the Planning Department located at City Hall.  This provides “one-stop shopping” to submit these documents, to apply for construction permits, and to pick-up approved permits.  The Planning Department routes documents to the appropriate Plan Reviewers in the various City Departments.  Construction documents are typically reviewed within 15 working days (Current Trends are 5-7 Days)

Fire and Life Safety Inspections – Existing Commercial Properties

The fire department personnel strive to visit commercial properties with higher risk 1-2 times each year.  This includes schools, health care, theaters, restaurants, lodging, attractions, and shopping.  Especially properties with specialized fire and life safety equipment including restaurant hood suppression systems, fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, and places with identified risk that may lead to a high loss potential of life or property.

  1. Chief Fogle

    Randy Fogle

    Division Chief

  2. Branson Fire Rescue

    Physical Address
    110 Crosby St.
    Branson, MO 65616

    Fax: 417-334-3349

  3. Fire Administration

  4. Fire Inspections

  5. Emergency Management

  6. Communication Center Non-Emergency