Protect Your Home

Your first defense against wildfire is to create and maintain a defensible space around your home. However this does not mean your landscape has to be barren. A defensible space is an area, either man-made or natural, where the vegetation is modified to slow the rate and intensity of an advancing wildfire. It also creates an area for fire suppression operations to occur and helps protect the forest from being involved should a structure fire occur.

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  • Fire
  • Marsha Collier
  • Fuels Management Coordinator
  • Fire Department

    1700 Iron Springs Rd

  • 928- 777-1713

FAQ

    • Your Prescott Fire Department is an all risk organization that responds to many call types and is ready to switch gears at any time to mitigate any emergencies.
    • Less than 10% of residential homes have sprinkler systems.
    • The majorities of the downtown buildings are not protected by sprinkler systems and have very heavy fire loads. The construction of these 100 + year old buildings have degraded through the years, which poses an increased in fire safety.
    • With Prescott’s unique terrain, along with its growth into the forest boundaries, difficult access can cause delay to firefighting efforts.
    • The main purpose of a fire sprinkler system is to provide life safety and keep the fire in check prior to firefighter’s arrival.
  • There are a few different types of fire extinguishers. We suggest that you go to your local hardware store and see extinguishers for home use.

  • Residential smoke detectors are early warning devices to wake a sleeping person or persons. Smoke detectors should be placed in each bedroom (sleeping area) and in the hallway leading to the bedrooms.

NEWS

Prescott Fire Department has been approved for nearly $83,000 to support Hazardous Fuels Reduction project

Posted on September 13, 2018

The Prescott Fire Department has been approved for a grant in the amount of $82,674 to support the Mountain Club Hazardous Fuels Reduction project.  The grant is administered by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. According to Prescott… Read more »

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