A fire board of appeals is an important element of prudent code management for those jurisdictions who take fire code enforcement seriously. However, there are many jurisdictions that have not yet established that formal role within their organization. As a result those organizations miss out on a beneficial mechanism that not only supports their department but adversely impacts economic / social progress in their community.
- The code requirement is too restrictive, or
- We are doing a poor job of educating the public as to why this issue is a significant risk.