Prevention

Fire Prevention Mission
  • Prevent
  • Educate 
  • Investigate
Mission Statement
We are dedicated to minimizing the loss of life and property through effective community education, proactive fire and building code enforcement, competent fire and explosion investigations, and other innovative programs. 
Primary Responsibilities
The Fire Prevention Bureau is staffed by a Division Chief and 4 full-time Inspectors who have several primary responsibilities.

Public Education
  • Community Outreach Events:
    • Safety Fairs
    • Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair
    • Various Others
  • Juvenile Fire Setter Education Program
  • Free Smoke Detector Early Alert Program
  • Fire House Band
  • Schools (Annual Fire Prevention Show)
  • Through Media (Print, Radio, and TV)
Liaison to Engineer Department
The Fire Prevention Bureau corresponds with the Engineering Department to meet with building owners, architects, and contractors. They perform the following duties:
  • Conduct building inspections from beginning to end of project
  • Conduct pre-design and pre-construction meetings with architects and contractors
  • Conduct/supervise Hydrant Flow Tests
  • Review building, sprinkler, fire alarm, kitchen hood plans
Fire & Explosion Investigations
  • Work closely with private insurance investigators on all cases
  • Work in close proximity with federal, state and local law enforcement and the prosecutor's office in arson investigations
  • Work in partnership with LPD Detectives and the Prosecutor's Office in Arson Cases
Additional Administrative Duties
The department performs administrative duties that include (but are not limited to):
  • Assist company officers with pre-plans in complex structures
  • Continued education and training for staff
  • Grant funding
  • ISO rating for department
  • Recruit and firefighter training (as assigned by Training Division)
Other Responsibilities
  • Building and Fire Code Enforcement for Existing Commercial Buildings
  • Plan Review and Inspections of New Construction Projects