Prevention and Inspection Division

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The Prevention and Inspection Division provides enforcement of the Life Safety Code, building codes, and applicable City ordinances. The Fire Marshal, assisted by Inspectors, assist business and industry with compliance issues and reviews plan for new construction and remodels.

The Prevention and Inspection Division is responsible for determining the cause and origin of all complex or suspicious fires and obtaining evidence for analysis and possible use during judicial proceedings.

A Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention program is coordinated by the Fire Marshal and Inspectors. This program is designed to help identify juvenile fire setters and assist parents with a positive and effective intervention that prevents future episodes of this dangerous behavior.

Inspectors regularly visit schools, day-cares, medical facilities, businesses and industries within the community and ascertain their operational readiness in the event of fire.

Inspectors conduct home-safety inspections upon request.