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The Bureau of Fire Prevention is charged with upholding national, state, and local fire codes and ordinances for life safety and property preservation.
Dale Deleacaes, Fire Marshal
Dale Deleacaes is originally from Montville, New Jersey, and moved to Cape Coral in 1971 where he attended Caloosa Middle School and Cape Coral High School. Dale began his career as a firefighter at Bayshore Fire District in 1992. He was a Fire Medic with the San Carlos Park Fire District from 1998-2014. From 2002-2014, he held the elected position of South Trail Fire Commissioner. He served as Deputy Fire Marshal with the Temple Terrace Fire Department from 2015 - 2017. He was hired as a Fire Inspector/ Investigator with the Cape Coral Fire Department in November 2020 and promoted to Fire Marshal in January 2023.
Fire Marshal Deleacaes has a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services from the University of Florida and his master’s in Public Administration from Barry University. He holds many certifications including Firefighter, Fire Inspector II, Fire Investigator II, Fire Instructor III, Fire Officer IV, Safety Officer, Fire and Life Safety Educator, and is a licensed State of Florida Paramedic. Fire Marshal Deleacaes also earned the NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist certification in 2022 and is a member of the Elevator Safety Technical Advisory Council (ESTAC) for the Florida Division of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
The Fire Marshal reports to the Fire Chief and is responsible for ensuring all existing commercial buildings and new construction follow all federal, state, and local fire codes and ordinances.