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If you would like to avoid inspection delays, please read the following:

(1) Call two to three weeks in advance to schedule the inspection.

  • Please call the Scheduling Secretary for the appropriate district to arrange schedulding.
  • When arranging scheduling, please leave an alternate means of contacting you should you be away from your office during normal hours.

(2) The following documents must be on site at the time of inspection:

  • Original stamped set of plans (reviewed by SFM's Office)
  • Signed Certificate of Completion
  • All Project Architectural Systems Review Letter(s)

(3) Please have architect, fire alarm/sprinkler/hood suppression system company representative, owner or tenant of the facility on hand at time of inspection to insure a flow of information to the inspector.

(4) Be sure to have someone at the site the day of inspection; if possible. Although we try to arrive at the scheduled time, it is difficult to pinpoint the time needed to complete each inspection on the day's itinerary and delays are common. Should it be necessary to contact you to arrive at the site, please convey this message at time of scheduling.

(5) Call as soon as possible should you need to cancel a scheduled appointment. Be prepared to arrange an alternate inspection appointment.



1450 Poydras Street, Suite 1500
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Jerry Melanson, District Chief

Rosalind Phillip, Scheduling Secretary

Dina Haydel, Assistant Secretary

(504) 568-8506

Fax: (504) 568-8511



To contact any Fire Marshal inspector you will need to call the District Office.

Brian Tauzin, Captain

Michael Delaune, Captain

  • Melvin Bolds
  • Ed Branch
  • Thomas Burns
  • Rebecca Kinchen
  • Bobby Pellegrin
  • Torrey Drennan
  • Anthony Sparacio
  • George Thiaville
  • Paulette Warner
  • Trevor Santos
  • Michael Fracier
  • Bryon Wade
  • Nissan Patel
  • Chad Robichaux


  • Assumption
  • Jefferson
  • LaFourche
  • Orleans
  • Plaquemine
  • St. Bernard
  • St. Charles
  • St. James
  • St. John the Baptist
  • St. Mary
  • St. Tammany
  • Terrbonne
  • Washington



Our inspectors will be wearing this patch on their uniform and carrying this badge. (Click here to see the entire SFM inspector uniform).

If anyone should approach you without this patch or badge claiming to that he or she is a fire marshal inspector or employee, you have the right to ask them to show you their badge and identification.

Remember, inspectors cannot accept checks, cash, or money orders for inspection or review fees. Any moneys due to this office are collected at the Baton Rouge office and a receipt is issued.

This page was last modified on May 20, 2014