The Prevention Division is involved with all activities that decrease the incidence of fire in the community. Working under the direction of the Authority Having Jurisdiction, the Fire Chief/Director of Operations, the Division focuses on inspection - legal means of discovering and correcting deficiencies that pose a threat to life and property including engineering, plans review, code enforcement, and public fire safety education. 70 W conducts numerous fire safety inspections of commercial properties and education institutions yearly. Conducting building surveys, correcting common problems concerning life safety conditions, locating fire hazards, and directing the property owner/business owners to correct the violations to obtain compliance. Also, this division actively works to plan all subdivision developments and multi-family dwellings to make sure there is adequate apparatus access, fire hydrants are properly placed, and other code requirements are met.
Our Life Safety Team made up of these individuals and volunteers from within the Department go out to our education institutions and present fire and life safety presentations to hundreds of children. It's a proven fact that fire safety and injury prevention training saves lives. We teach students what to do when fire strikes and how to be prepared when severe weather threatens our community. We can also present programs for any age group, Adults, Seniors, etc. from Fire and Life Safety discussions to Fire Extinguisher Training for your business. Want our Life Safety Team to come to your community group and give a presentation contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (5011)767-8540
Do not be concerned if you did not receive a bill from us - Membership Fees are collected by the Garland County & Hot Spring County Tax Collectors on the Real Estate Taxes. Starting 2020. Go to our Fire Dues Info Page for more information.
Having an Emergency! Dial 911
Calling in controlled burns (501)767-8540 during office hours or (501)767-3333 After hours or Weekends. Having a fire alarm system installed? You want it to call (501)767-3333. Any general questions our Office number is (501)767-8540
Are you building a new home & need an address? Contact the Garland County Department of Emergency Management (501)767-3911 to find out how to get started with an Address Application. Interested in a $10 Reflective Address Sign for your mailbox you can contact our office (501)767-8540.
If you are planning to build a business, church, event center, multi-family dwelling, strip mall, subdivision, or other project in our area, please contact our Inspection Division to make sure your project meets applicable Fire Codes. It is a big misconception that Codes do not apply in the County. Yes, there are codes in the county! Contacting us at the start can make sure you don't have any unplanned expenses or issues with opening. This is also in effect if you plan to remodel your existing building! Contact us with questions or submit your electronic plans to email@example.com
Does your Staff need Fire Extinguisher Training?
Do you have a group that needs a Fire Prevention Presentation? Please let our team know! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (501)767-8540 to schedule an event.
Did you see a hydrant leaking or flowing water?
The water department maintains/repairs hydrants located in our Fire District. If you see one flowing they may have performed maintenance on lines in the area and are flushing to clear any debris. If they are flowing for this reason, we can't shut them off. If you have a question about a hydrant flowing please contact your Water Department.
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