Fire Prevention Bureau
Pictured (from left) are inspectors Daniel Marvin,
The department has an active prevention bureau, staffed with several Fire Prevention Officers and Inspectors. The office handles fire investigations and provides community education through a variety of informational programs.
It is tragic that fire can kill selectively. Those most at risk include ...
Children - Approximately 1,000 children under the age of 20 die annually in home fires. Children under the age of 5 are at twice the risk of dying in a home fire, and 80% of fatal home fire children victims were killed in homes without working smoke alarms.
Seniors - Adults older than age 75 are 3 times more likely to die in home fires than is the rest of the population. Those older than 85 are 4.5 times more likely to die in a home fire. Many seniors are unable to escape quickly.