Fire Prevention is currently overseen by the Fire Marshal. The Fire Marshal is responsible for coordinating and conducting the Fire Prevention and Fire Investigation programs.
These programs include:
- Weed abatement program
- Residential inspection program
- Business license inspections
- Annual inspection of businesses for fire safety
- Conducting investigations of both accidental and incendiary fires
- Providing public awareness education in fire safety
Fire Prevention Week in October includes school inspections and school fire drills. During that week, fire stations are open for public tours.
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep? The key message of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!