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Fire Prevention Division

Saving lives and property through code enforcement and education

Meet Patches


"Meet Patches"
Be Fire Smart!

Patches travels to local schools and is most helpful in educating our youth in fire prevention and safety.

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 Free Smoke Detector Installation Program
Construction Permit Review Form  | Fire Prevention Inspection Activities

About the Fire Prevention Committee

It is the duty of the Fire Prevention Division to prevent” incidents that require the response of our fire suppression personnel. It is the job and responsibility of this division to enforce fire codes and regulations, inspect and abate existing and potential fire hazards, and to recommend fire prevention standards. This makes the job of a firefighter a lot easier.

“Fire Safety House” imageThe Fire Prevention Division also conducts year-round public education programs for the general public, schools, hospitals, industry, business, and civic and fraternal organizations. This division makes use of its Fire Safety House that is a very valuable fire safety educational tool. It is a vital tool in teaching children, as well as adults, the importance of fire safety in the home. In addition to the Fire Safety House, we also have "Patches." Patches is our fire dog robot used in safety presentations to your children.

During 2004, through the efforts of our Fire Prevention Chief, Assistant Fire Prevention Chief, and our Fire Inspectors, the Fire Prevention Division has been very productive in educating the general public in fire safety.

Fire Prevention Inspection Activities  

Occupancies 1,268
New  Construction / Remodeling 425
Regular Inspections 16,645
Re-Inspections 1,750
Complaints

Business

94

Residential

49
Tank

Abandonment

5

Installation

3
Miscellaneous Inspections

Burning

9

Call-out

12

Fire Alarm

39

Fireworks

6

Hood Systems

45

Night Inspection

24

Pre-Construction

48

Pyro

2

Sprinkler

44

Suppression

1

Miscellaneous-other

271
TOTAL 20,740

Notices Served

661

Notices Corrected

471