Fire Prevention
Fire Prevention Statistics
City role: significant - indirect
 Fires spreading beyond room of origin; fire investigation reports where damage exceeds $10,000; and occupancies inspected for fire safety.

Fires spreading beyond room of origin.  In 2013, no fire in a structure with fire sprinklers spread beyond its room of origin. By contrast, in structures without sprinklers, one of nine fires spread beyond their rooms of origin in 2013.

Fire inspections.  The Fire Department maintains a two-year inspection cycle. In 2013, the Prevention Inspection Program inspected 91 percent of inspectable occupancies. The Operations inspection program is expected to resume in 2014 or 2015. The objective is to inspect all assigned occupancies every two years.

Source: Fire Department

Updated March 2014

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Jeff Churchill

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