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Fire Prevention Division

The Fire Prevention Division ensure citywide compliance with fire codes. This is accomplished through community outreach and building plan and onsite inspections.

 

Fire Prevention Division Chief:

Jesus Gomez                                          
jgomez@nogalesaz.gov                           
(520) 285-5692

 

Building Inspections

Building inspections for fire prevention are required before a business license is issued, and are also required in different stages of building construction and remodeling. Please contact the Fire Prevention Division for more information at 520-285-5692.

 

Wildfires

More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire.

 

Every year across our Nation, some homes survive - while many others do not - after a major wildfire. Those that survive almost always do so because their owners had prepared for the eventuality of fire, which is an inescapable force of nature in fire-prone wildland areas. Said in another way - if it's predictable, it's preventable!

 

Wildfires often begin unnoticed. These fires are usually triggered by lightning or accidents. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now - before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. Follow the steps listed below to protect your family, home, and property.

 

Home Fire Prevention Strategies

Electrical failure or malfunction is a leading cause of home fires year after year.  Yet, many home electrical fires can be prevented simply by understanding basic electrical safety principles and following safe practices.

 

There are two different types of fire safety strategies: Prevention and Preparation

 

Prevention Strategies - Protect you home and family by taking steps to prevent fires

 

Preparation Strategies - Prepare your home and family for a fire before one happens

  • Install smoke alarms according to current recommendations

  • Test smoke alarms every month

  • Prepare a fire escape plan

  • Have two ways out of each room

  • Practice your fire escape plan with fire drills

 

Knowledge and planning are the keys to keeping your family and home safe from fire!

 

Helpful Resources

http://www.ready.gov/

http://www.ready.gov/wildfires

http://www.readyforwildfire.org/

http://esfi.org/index.cfm/pid/10255#sthash.qNktps4a.dpuf