Keeping Kingsport’s Families and Businesses Fire Safe

The mission of the Kingsport Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office is to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the City of Kingsport. This shall be accomplished through the following:

  • Code Enforcement
  • Public Education
  • Plans Review
  • Fire Investigation
  • Training

To Contact the Fire Marshal or to Submit Plans for Review:

 Kingsport Fire Department

130 Island Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

Phone: 423-229-9440

Fax: 423-224-2528

E-mail: robertsluss@kingsporttn.gov

Fire Marshall Robert Sluss



2012 International Fire Code®

ICC - International Code CouncilThis comprehensive code includes regulations governing the safeguarding of life and property from all types of fire and explosions hazards. Topics include general precautions against fire, emergency planning and preparedness, fire department access, fire hydrants, automatic sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, hazardous materials storage and use, and fire safety requirements for new and existing buildings and premises.

Food Truck Inspection Program

Food trucks and food trailers operating in Kingsport must and have a yearly inspection by the Kingsport Fire Marshal’s Office. Call 423-229-9440 to set up an Inspection Appointment.

Knox-Box Rapid Entry Program

KNOX-BOX Rapid EntryThe Kingsport Fire Department participates in the Knox-Box Rapid Entry Program. To order your Knox-Box for your business or residence, please contact Fire Marshal Robert Sluss at robertsluss@kingsporttn.gov or go to the Knox Box order site: www.knoxbox.com