Prevention and Planning


The Fire Prevention Division provides a wide range of services including the enforcement of local, state, and federally mandated regulations; public education; conducting fire safety inspections; issuing fire code permits, plan checks and new construction inspections, weed abatement and fuel modification; hazardous materials disclosure program; juvenile fire setter intervention program; and the investigation of all fires to determine cause.  The Prevention Division strives to minimize potential fire hazards through education, enforcement and engineering.




  • For Fire Safety and other prevention information, please visit our Safety Information page.

AFTER THE FIRE: Returning to Normal

What to Do After a Home Fire?

Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process.

When fire strikes, lives are suddenly turned around. Often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin and who to contact.

The following information is to assist you in this time of need. Action on some of the suggestions will need to be taken immediately, some may be needed in the future, and others will be on going.  The purpose of this information is to provide you with some resources as you begin to rebuild your life.



After the Fire: Returning to Normal
This booklet includes information on recovering from a fire, including what to do during the first 24 hours, insurance considerations, valuing your property, replacement of valuable documents, recovering your belonging and more.

¡Después del incendio! Retorno a la normalidad (español)
Este folleto incluye información sobre cómo recuperarse después de un incendió, incluyendo qué hacer durante las primeras 24 horas, las consideraciones de seguros, valorando su propiedad, el reemplazo de documentos valiosos, recuperando su pertenencias y más.