Fire Prevention

Overview

The Fire Prevention Bureau prevents fires through Fire Code Enforcement and Public Education. The Bureau also investigates the origin, cause, and circumstances of fires with the assistance of various law enforcement officials.

Fire Code Enforcement

The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for providing fire code plan review and inspection services for new and altered construction.

Services

  • Automatic fire sprinkler plan review and testing
  • Construction final inspections
  • Existing commercial building inspections
  • Fire alarms plan review and testing
  • Pre-construction site plan reviews

Approximately 1,500 locations are inspected annually.

Public Education

Citizens and employees of local businesses are offered education and training programs in a variety of subjects:

  • Assistance in developing and testing an emergency and fire evacuation plan
  • Campus Fire Safety
  • CPR
  • Fire extinguisher inspections (twice per year)
  • Home fire inspection (by request)
  • Proper use of portable fire extinguishers
  • Senior Safety
  • Survive Alive Trailer