Freedom of Information Act Requests

Fire Chief

Stan Sharp
(865) 595-4480

900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 430
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Requests for information for facilities and properties within the Knoxville city limits can be made through the Fire Prevention Bureau. These documents include information pertaining to fire code related issues, building occupancy issues, hazardous materials responses, fire and other emergency responses. These records are available to the public upon request. 

Please submit a request using one of the forms below; to eliminate fees, responses will be sent via email. To receive the requested information by fax or mail, please submit a check for $10.00 made payable to the City of Knoxville. Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 865-215-2283 with any questions. 

Note: Database searches for incidents are restricted to the time period of December 2001 and the present. Reports for incidents prior to December 2001 will be provided only for the exact date(s) specified by the client. 

Site Assessment Requests

The Fire Prevention Bureau maintains records related to hazardous material storage and activities for properties located within the City limits. These documents include underground and aboveground storage tank installation, inspection and closure records; site inspection records; hazardous materials response records; and life safety or fire code violations. To request information on any of these topics, please complete the Site Assessment Request. 

Request for Site Assessment [PDF]

Fire / Incident Report Requests

The Fire Prevention Bureau maintains incident records related to issues involving fire or other emergency responses. To request information on any of these topics, please complete the Request for Fire/Incident Report. 

Request for Fire/Incident Report [PDF]

EMS Report Requests

The Fire Prevention Bureau maintains Emergency Medical Service (EMS) records, which are protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). In the absence of a court order, all forms bearing the signature of the patient or patient's legal guardian, if not signed in our presence with proper identification available, MUST be notarized. 

Should a request for an EMS report be received by someone other than the patient, the individual or entity requesting the document must provide appropriate documentation complying with any and all requirements of HIPAA. The City of Knoxville will not release any document without proper authorization and identification in compliance with all State and Federal Laws. To request an EMS report, please complete the EMS Report Request. 

Request for EMS Report [PDF]