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Prevention

The Life Safety and Enforcement Bureau regulates and enforces fire safety through two divisions using adopted fire codes, standards, and local ordinances while continually educating the citizens in our community about fire behavior and life safety. The Bureau has the responsibility to investigate all fires for cause and origin, and enforce minimum standards to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare. Public education programs regarding fire and life safety in combination with arson prevention, serve as essential programs to further improve community safety. The Fire Prevention Division provides quality support for our changing community through consultations with developers, plan review, and construction inspections. In addition, an aggressive weed abatement program reduces fire hazards and helps maintain an attractive community. 

Emergency Preparedness Division

The Emergency Preparedness Division has the responsibility for preparing and carrying out emergency plans to protect property and the citizens of Clovis in case of actual or threatened conditions of disaster or extreme peril. This includes having an emergency plan in place, maintaining an Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and following the Standard Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines. The Special Operations Division is managed under the Emergency Services Bureau and has the responsibility for responding to emergency incidents that require specific and advanced training and specialized tools and equipment. The Department currently fields a Hazardous Materials Response Team and an Urban Search and Rescue Team.

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