The Fire Prevention Division is under the supervision of the Fire Marshal. There are four Deputy Fire Marshals and one Public Education Officer who provide a multitude of services to the community, all focused on fire and life safety.
Activities carried out by the Deputy Fire Marshals include, but are not limited to, pre-construction site reviews and inspections, fire alarm and sprinkler system plan review, inspection and testing, fire safety inspections for commercial occupancies (as well as day care centers, foster homes and health care facilities), and fire cause determination. Criteria for all reviews and inspections is based upon the current adopted fire code and the Unified Development Ordinance.
A nominal fee is charged for some of these services and a complete list of fees in included on the Inspection/Test Request form.
A "Construction and Development Guide" (1106 KB) is a resource available to citizens involved in local building and construction. This guide provides information on items such as fire hydrant location and installation, proper marking for fire lanes and handicapped parking, minimum requirement for street widths, etc.
Under certain circumstances, a Fire Prevention Officer may issue an Authorization to Burn within the city limits. Download Authorization to Burn. (878 KB)