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.
Smoke Alarm Safety Tips
Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.
Click here for smoke alarm safety tips from the National Fire Prevention Association.
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.
Fire Prevention Forms and Guidelines
- Addressing Guidelines Brochure (pdf, 710.7 kb)
- Application for Fire Protection Systems Plan Approval (pdf, 24.9 kb)
- Automatic Gate Requirements (pdf, 263.8 kb)
- Contractor's Material and Test Certificate for Aboveground Piping (pdf, 316.2 kb)
- Contractor's Material and Test Certificate for Underground Piping (pdf, 285.2 kb)
- Dead-End Fire Apparatus Access Road Turnaround (pdf, 194.8 kb)
- Documentation of Flame Resistance (pdf, 99.4 kb)
- Emergency Access Sign Guidelines (pdf, 122.2 kb)
- Fire Alarm Affidavit for Alterations (pdf, 102.7 kb)
- Fire Alarm System Record of Completion Form (pdf, 836.7 kb)
- Fire Flow/Pressure Test Report (pdf, 100.2 kb)
- Fire Lane Construction Guidelines (pdf, 110.0 kb)
- Fire Lane Sign Guidelines (pdf, 103.8 kb)
- Fire Protection Guidelines (pdf, 492.7 kb)
- Fire Sprinkler Affidavit for Alterations (pdf, 105.7 kb)
- Fireworks Sign Guidelines (pdf, 101.1 kb)
- Freeze Protection for CPVC Fire Sprinkler Piping (pdf, 1288.0 kb)
- Guard Post Detail (pdf, 173.5 kb)
- Hazardous Material Inventory Statement (pdf, 139.0 kb)
- High Piled Combustible Storage Disclosure (pdf, 101.2 kb)
- Kitchen Hood Ductwork Light Test (pdf, 20.3 kb)
- Private Residential Driveways and Access Interpretation (pdf, 263.7 kb)
- Remote Fire Department Connection (pdf, 163.6 kb)
- Tent and Canopy Recommendations (pdf, 167.8 kb)
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.
The following documents are available:
- Fire Restrictions (pdf, 325.0 kb)
This document describes the various stages of fire restriction for the City of Prescott.
- Resolution 3846 (pdf, 156.4 kb)
Adoption of Revised Fees
- Resolution 4253 (pdf, 1071.3 kb)
Amendment to 2012 International Fire Code
- Resolution 4254 (pdf, 2368.0 kb)
Amendment to 2012 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code
- Vegetation Management Plan Compliance Requirements (pdf, 7.5 kb)