The Fire Prevention Officer (FPO) is responsible for fire inspections and code enforcement. This individual reports directly to the Fire Chief. While the Chief makes final decisions related to fire code in Groveland, the FPO is the first contact for issues related to fire code and inspections. The FPO is responsible for keeping up with all relevant fire code updates, schedules inspections, performing inspections, and consulting with homeowners and businesses to assist with code related issues. The FPO oversees two other members who also conduct many of the above mentioned duties. Collectively, these three individuals make up the Fire Prevention Division:
Lt Allen Credit, Lt Daniel Briscoe, Assistant Chief Kurt Ruchala
The Fire Prevention Officer of Groveland Fire Rescue is Lieutenant Allen Credit. Lt Credit was appointed in 1998. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2006 and designated as FPO in 2015. Lt Credit is a credentialed Fire Prevention Officer.