The role of fire prevention is to conduct fire safety inspections on all commercial properties in the city and provide both plan review and compliance inspections for all new buildings constructed within the community.
Public education is also a major concern of the department. We are driven to provide high quality fire prevention & fire safety information that assist in educating the public.
Certified members of department conduct investigations into the fires that occur within the city. Determining the origin and cause of a fire plays a prime role in preventing future incidents. These duties are in addition to their normal assignments within the department.
Community Risk Reduction (CRR)
CRR is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources (emergency response and prevention) to reduce their occurrence and impact. BCFD is driven to implement CRR programs to help make the community safer. Programs include, social media education, CPR Training, Child Seat Inspections.