The Prevention Division's mission is to assist Mammoth Lakes residents 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 Prevention Division is responsible for construction, building and property inspections; the defensible space program; plan review; 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.