Fire Marshal Jamey Medlin is the Department's newest Deputy Chief and is in charge of the Mason City Fire Department's Bureau of Fire Prevention. His duties include: reviewing new and remodeling building plans for compliance with all applicable Fire Codes (City, State & Federal); Fire and Life Safety Education, Fire Code Enforcement and Fire Cause Investigation. He is supported by Fire Fighter Aaron Beemer in the Fire Bureau. The Fire Bureau can be reached by calling the Fire Department Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 641-421-3640.
The Fire Prevention Bureau is a vital part of the Department's efforts to reduce the incidence and severity of fires in the community through its fire inspections and code enforcement. The goal of the Fire Prevention Bureau is to inspect every building in Mason City with public access at least annually. Numerous potentially hazardous conditions are sometimes discovered during inspections. Historically, the greatest number of written violations involve improper electrical wiring, improper use of extension cords and improper storage of combustible or flammable materials. When violations or hazardous conditions are found, correction orders are issued. The Fire Bureau works closely with and assists property owners in the City to assist them in complying with all applicable Fire Codes.
Anyone interested in purchasing a building for commercial purposes (anything other than single residential homes) within Mason City's limits is encouraged to contact the Fire Bureau and Fire Marshal Medlin (641.421.3640) prior to making any purchase commitments. The Fire Marshal is able to inform tenants, owners and potential property owners of Fire Code requirements and upgrades which may be required to use a property as they intend.