Collaborating for Safety Sake
Prevention and Safety is the inspection, education and enforcement division of the District providing fire and life safety services through code enforcement and inspections during the new business development process, general fire inspections, operating and special use permitting and complaint investigation – all with an eye toward keeping our community safe.
We have a team of inspectors who review plans for new construction and inspect existing businesses and special events. NWFD’s Own Your Zone business inspection program is designed to strengthen the partnership between inspectors, emergency responders and business owners by assigning a fire inspector to a specific geographic area. The Own Your Zone program allows inspectors and businesses to develop valuable working relationships that result in solid customer service and sound fire prevention practices.
There are two main types of inspections:
Inspections that take place during new construction and remodel projects. Inspectors provide technical expertise in reviewing construction plans for sprinkler and alarm systems. They also conduct final inspections of fire protection systems prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy by the Town or County Building Department.
We have collected important information for construction professionals in our Contractor’s Guide.
Existing Occupancy Inspections
Northwest Fire conducts fire and life safety inspections throughout the boundaries of the District. This program assists building owners, managers and occupants identifying and resolving fire and life safety issues that could cause injury to people and damage to property or businesses. Education and proper prevention methods are discussed during regularly scheduled inspection visits across a mix of buildings including apartments, churches, light industry, commercial, retail, office, schools, motels, hotels and other similar buildings
Fire Inspection Scheduling Procedures
To schedule a fire inspection, call (520) 887-1010 extension 5051. This is a recorded request line and is and must be called in on a business day before 3:00 p.m. for the inspection to be scheduled within the next two (2) business days.
The following information must be provided:
- Permit Number
- Exact address including suite number
- Name of project and type of occupancy
- Purpose for requiring an inspection and
- A call back phone number, name of company and contact person’s name.
You will receive a confirmation of the date and time (morning or afternoon) for your scheduled inspection.
Please ensure to have approved plans bearing the Northwest Fire District stamp on the job site. No inspections or tests will be conducted without them and will result in a reinspection fee.
The contractor is responsible for inspecting their own work to ensure it conforms to the approved plans, maintaining approved plans on site for the inspection, pre-testing any system(s) to ensure they function properly and verifying that the work to be inspected is in all manner ready for inspection prior to calling to schedule the inspection.
In the event a contractor is not prepared for the inspection at the time the inspection is scheduled, the contractor must cancel the inspection a minimum of two (2) hours prior to their scheduled time. If the inspection is not canceled a minimum of two (2) hours prior a reinspection fee will apply.
Contact us at 887-101 extension 5000 with questions, concerns or comments. We look forward to hearing from you.