Fire Prevention

Tucson Fire Department patch

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The Fire Prevention Division promotes public safety by administering fire codes and standards, conducting regular building inspections, and providing prompt detection and enforced compliance of code violations.

The division assures compliance with federal and state regulations regarding fire and environmental hazards through extensive inspection, enforcement, reporting, and cooperation with responsible agencies to promote and maintain a safer community.

The division addresses major health and safety risk areas by injury prevention, child safety, safety equipment, juvenile fire setters, and other educational opportunities for all the populations in the community; and reduces the crime of arson by conducting comprehensive investigations of all suspicious fires, securing all available evidence for prosecution by the responsible police agency, and promoting fire safety and prevention education for all citizens.

Fire Prevention Division

Fire Marshal - Michael Ashford

300 S. Fire Central
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4502
Fax: (520) 791-5346

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New Construction

Lead - John Vincent
Phone: (520) 791-4502

Fire Plans Examiner
Patricia Shelton
Phone: (520) 837-7082

Fire Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Unit (incl. General Inspections and Complaints)
Captain Franchot Opela   (520) 791-4502 

Fire Investigations Unit
Captain Andy Skaggs   (520) 791-4502

Special Hazards Unit (incl. Hazardous Waste, USTs and ASTs)
Captain Nick Janton   (520) 837-7117   Fax: (520) 791-3231