Fire Prevention

Tucson Fire 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

New Construction Unit

Code Enforcement Unit (incl. General Inspections and Complaints)
Captain Franchot Opela
Fire Investigations Unit 
Captain Andy Skaggs
Special Hazards Unit (incl. Hazardous Waste, Licensed Care Facilities, USTs and ASTs)
Captain Nick Janton