The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for the fire safety of the buildings within the city. To do this, they review building plans for new buildings to ensure they meet the adopted fire code. The fire code is designed to reduce the likelihood of a fire, slow the spread of a fire, and protect the people inside of the building.
They also investigate fires to learn how the fire started, how the fire spread, and how people were affected by the fire. This helps us to build better buildings and teach people how to escape a fire.
Jefferson County has guidelines for Fire Pits, Portable Outdoor Fireplaces, and Recreational Fires Click here (requires Adobe Reader)
Visit www.usfa.fema.gov for messages and free materials to educate your community and increase awareness about the life-saving and financial benefits of home fire sprinklers.