The mission of the Fire Prevention Bureau is to reduce risks to life and property from fire and other hazards. This is performed through educational programs to inform residents about preventative actions which they can take to eliminate or reduce the causes of fire, inspection and enforcement of applicable fire prevention codes, and life safety plans review.
With the goal of instilling fire safety practices at an early age, the Fire Prevention Bureau routinely conducts educational programs throughout the City's elementary schools and kindergartens as well as hosting tours of the fire stations. Industrial fire safety classes are provided to business and commercial operations upon request.
The Fire Prevention Bureau performs annual and other required life safety inspections of places of assembly, schools, day care facilities, and other locations throughout the city.
Tasked with origin and cause investigations for fires that occur within the city, the Fire Prevention Bureau works in conjunction with the Office of the State Fire Marshal to determine how and why the incidents occurred and work towards reducing or preventing their reoccurrence.