Fire Prevention

Tucson Fire patch



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The Fire Prevention and Community Safety 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.

The Fire Prevention and Community Safety Division contributes greatly towards the success of the Fire Departments mission in many ways. This is accomplished through the efforts of the various sections of the Division (which are accessible via the button on the left) to the innovative programs being developed daily to assist the citizens of Tucson.

Fire Department Headquarters
300 S. Fire Central Place
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone (520) 791-4512

Fire Prevention Bureau

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

New Construction Unit

Fire Code Enforcement Unit (incl. general inspections, complaints)
Captain Jeremy Karnap
Fire Investigations Unit (Incl. Community Risk Reduction, Public Education)
Captain Andy Skaggs
Business Assistance Unit (incl. Hazardous Waste, Licensed Care Facilities, USTs, and ASTs)
Captain Nick Janton