The Division of Fire Prevention has four main functions:
Fire plans checking
After Fire - Assistant for Fire Victims
Fire Watch Guidelines
Haunted House Guidelines
Over the Counter Plan Review Process
Overtime Request for Fire Inspections
Permits & Information
Special Events and Activities
Wildfire and Living in the Wildland Urban Interface
The Reno Fire Department conducts investigations into all fires to determine their origin, cause, and the circumstances surrounding the fire. Fire Investigators are certified in Nevada as Category I Peace Officers. If a fire is accidental in nature, the investigator prepares a report for the property owner to submit to their insurance company. When a fire is intentionally set, the fire investigator carries the investigation through to its conclusion.
The fire plans checking section reviews plans to determine compliance with the International Fire and Building Codes as well as all local codes, ordinances, standards, and regulations. Plans checkers look for such things as adequate and compliant fire safety systems, fire resistant building materials, and proper and adequate exiting. Fire plans checkers are certified by the International Code Council.
The Reno Fire Department presents public education programs upon request. Both our engine companies and our prevention personnel have an active presence in our community. Many school and scouting groups also enjoy station tours.