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Fire Prevention

Ladder TruckThe Fire Prevention Branch is responsible for:

  • The inspection of buildings, processes, equipment, systems, and other fire and related life safety situations
  • The investigation of fires, explosions, hazardous materials incidents, and other related emergency incidents handled by the fire department
  • The review of construction plans, drawings, and specifications for life safety systems, fire protection systems, access, water supplies, processes, and hazardous materials and other fire and life safety issues
  • The fire and life safety education
  • Existing occupancies and conditions, the design and construction of new buildings, remodelling of existing buildings, and additions to existing buildings
  • The storage, use, processing, handling, and on-site transportation of hazardous materials
  • The design, alteration, modification, construction, maintenance, and testing of fire protection systems and equipment
  • Access requirements for fire department operations
  • Hazards from outside fires in vegetation, trash, building debris, and other materials
  • The regulation and control of special events such as exhibits, trade shows, amusement parks, and other similar special occupancies
  • The interior finish, decorations, furnishings, and other combustibles that contribute to fire spread, fire load, and smoke production
  • The storage, use, processing, handling, and on-site transportation of flammable and combustible gases, liquids, and solids.

Related Links

Construction/Demolition Fire Safety Plan
Emergency Services
Outdoor Burning
Recruiting

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