Fire Prevention Ordinance

The Nassau County Fire Prevention Ordinance (PDF) establishes uniform regulations for the control of fire hazards and for the enforcement of such regulations in accordance with the recommendations of the Nassau County Fire Commission.


It sets forth the requirements for fire detection and suppression systems including:

  • Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Fire and Smoke Detection Systems
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems

It sets forth the requirements for the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids, propane, and oxidizers. Additionally, its sets forth the requirements for applications, plans, and fees for the review, inspection, testing, and acceptance of required life safety systems and equipment.