The Department of Public Safety is committed to the development and perpetuation of community crime prevention and fire prevention programs.
Fire Prevention is under the direct supervision of Fire Marshal Joe Hyatt. Tim Stacy and Michael Meyer are the Fire Inspectors for the City of Grants Pass. Kelly Busch is the Prevention Program Office Assistant.
Fire Prevention Duties
The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for:
conducting fire and life safety compliance inspections in businesses
performing origin and cause fire investigations
providing public education encompassing all aspects of fire and life safety issues
issuing fire code permits and conducting related inspections
reviewing land development projects for access and water supply requirements
conducting plan review and inspections for fire protection systems in both new and existing buildings
The Fire Prevention Division works under the authority of the State Fire Marshal.
Programs & Activities
In addition, the Fire Prevention Division provides these programs and classes:
Distribute Bicycle Helmets
E.D.I.T.H. (Exit Drill in the Home)
Fire Code Enforcement
Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire Safety in the Workplace
Smoke Alarm Program
Smokey Bear Education at Schools
Wildfire Fuels Mitigation
Fire Safety at Home
Many outside fires in Oregon are caused by improper debris burning or sparks from power equipment use.