The Prevention Division's mission is to assist Mammoth Lakes residents and visitors in maintaining a safe community. This is accomplished through fire safety inspections, education about applicable fire codes and ordinances, and ensuring that public safety issues are researched and addressed appropriately.
The primary objectives are as follows: the prevention of fires; the elimination of fire and life safety hazards in buildings, ensuring fire protection equipment and systems are maintained; the regulation of storage, use, and handling of hazardous materials and substances; and enforcement of the basic building regulations of the State Fire Marshal as they apply to the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District in matters regarding fire, panic, and explosion safety.
The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for construction, building and property inspections; plan reviews; special event permits; code enforcement and community outreach.
Did you know that if a fire starts in your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape? During a fire, early warning from a working smoke alarm plus a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives. Download a fire escape plan provided in Spanish and English from the American Red Cross.
Fire departments in the United States respond to a home fire every 86 seconds. That's over 1,000 fires a day. Home fires can occur for a variety of reasons, but many are preventable. Keep your family and your home safe with some basic fire safety preparation and prevention. Check out these safety tips to prevent house fires.