Fire prevention is a major area of responsibility for the Fire Department. Historically, every major fire has underscored the need for good fire prevention. The Fire Chief is given the responsibility to establish and maintain fire and life safety throughout the community. This is accomplished by the development of comprehensive fire and life safety laws.
Fire code compliance is accomplished by:
Reviewing plans for new construction
Identifying potential hazards
Conducting fire inspections
The Fire Marshal coordinates or performs all business, commercial, and construction inspections. Fire safety standards recommend that all typical businesses be inspected once per year. There are approximately 420 businesses that require business inspections.