Community Risk Reduction
Fire Prevention is the responsibility of everyone in the community. The department proactively works to prevent fires by identifying and removing potential fire hazards. We also educate and assist property owners in making their homes and business as safe as possible.
The Prescott City Council, in September of 2014, took an important step toward protecting the City from significant public safety incidents and catastrophic wildfire by unanimously approving stakeholder and city staff recommended changes by adopting the 2012 fire codes and amendments.
- Fire Restrictions
- Resolution 4253
- Resolution 4254
- Resolution 4326
- Vegetation Management Plan Compliance Requirements
Development inside the Wildland Urban Interface Zone is required to comply with the adopted fire codes to include frost free hose bibs for all sides of the house, rated wall, roofs and deck assemblies, rated windows as well as other requirements of the code. Prescott is a Class 1 community per the 2018 ICC Wildland/Urban Interface Code.
Business Self Inspection Program
The Prescott Fire Department has reinstated its Business Self-Inspection program. The program is free of charge and is designed for the general business that has a low-hazard potential for fire and life safety concerns. We have attempted to make the form as user friendly as possible. Please click here for the Business Self Inspection Form and follow the instructions. As always, if you have any questions or need help with your self-inspection, the Fire Department is available to answer your questions. With your support and cooperation, we can make the City of Prescott a safer community for all.
For questions on Fire Prevention:
Fire Safety Inspections ensure that fire safety requirements are met.
Plan Review makes sure that new construction meets current fire safety codes. We also review remodeling and tenant improvement projects.
Fire Code Development helps our community to maintain the highest standards for our fire codes.
Fire Investigation determines the causes of fires, so that fire prevention methods can be improved, or in the case of criminal intent, bring the perpetrators to justice.