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 ​​The Fire Prevention Section will provide a high level of life safety and property protection for the community and first responders through inspection, education, engineering and enforcement.


Fire Prevention encompasses inspections, education, engineering, economic incentives and enforcement within the Phoenix Fire Department's Community Risk Reduction Division. We provide vital life safety services through code enforcement, new business development inspections, general fire inspections, operating and special use permitting, and complaint investigations.

Fire Prevention is crucial for saving lives and property. Education is the first step in our commitment to protecting the lives and property of our citizens, guests, and communities.

The Phoenix Fire Department's Fire Prevention Section is dedicated to offering comprehensive information and assistance to our community. This site provides timely safety information, permit applications, inspection information, forms, and publications. 

If you have questions, please click here for our contact information. 

​Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Permitting Requirements

This document is designed to assist contractors and our customers in understanding the permitting requitements for carbon dioxide system in the City of Phoenix. ​

CO2 Permitting

Plan Review and Permit Status Search 

The below link will assist you in searching for a permit or plan review status along with the staff member assigned to the project. ​

City of Phoenix Plan Review and Permit Search 


Trained Crowd Manager Requirements May Apply to Your Event or Business


Public Assemblies, whether indoor venues or outdoor events, can present safety challenges that inherently exist with large crowds. On November 28, 1942, 492 people lost their lives at the Cocoanut Grove Night Club fire in Boston and on July 6, 1944, 168 people were killed in a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus tent fire in Hartford. Most recently on November 5, 2021, 10 people lost their lives and a large number were injured at the Outdoor Astroworld Festival in Houston. All these tragedies share a common factor, they all occurred in a public assembly type venue or event. The Fire Code places stringent requirements on assembly venues due to their challenging life safety profiles. One of these requirements is the need for Trained Crowd Managers.

The Phoenix Fire Code requires all indoor assembly occupancies with an occupant load greater than 500 persons (exception is occupancies used exclusively for religious worship with an occupant load not exceeding 1,000 persons) and outdoor events with an occupant load of 1,000 or more, to be provided with Trained Crowd Managers. There must be one Trained Crowd Manager for every 250 occupants based on the venue or events occupant load, not anticipated attendance.

NFPA Crowd Manager Information​

For more information please email us at pfd.prevention@phoenix.gov or call 602-262-6771

Trained Crowd Manager Intro Letter

Trained Crowd Manager Application Form


Received a System Inspection letter from Fire Prevention? ​

In January 2020, the Phoenix Fire Department implemented The Compliance Engine (TCE) powered by BRYCER, which is a web-based technology service and analytic suite that assists Fire Prevention to proactively drive fire code compliance and ensure a safer community.  Fire Prevention is utilizing TCE to efficiently manage and maximize the inspection, testing, and maintenance of the estimated 90,000 fire and life safety systems that require annual third-party inspections. Currently, there are 147 third party vendors that perform inspections and correct deficiencies in the City of Phoenix. If you are receiving a letter from Fire Prevention stating you are due for an inspection, the system is working. If you have questions or are concerned about the validity of the letter, please contact PFD.ITM@phoenix.gov or click HERE


Swimming Pool Barriers

A proper swimming pool barrier is a key component in pool safety.   In Arizona, drowning is the leading cause of death in and around the home for children under 5 years old.  Many of these deaths result when young children gain unsupervised access to swimming pools due to inadequate pool fencing.  The City of Phoenix requires pools to have an approved fence around them to prevent a child from drowning.  Please click on the link below for more information on City of Phoenix Fire and Building Codes related to pool barriers: 

Pool Barrier Requirement  

You can contact the Phoenix Fire Department Fire Prevention Division at 602-262-6771 to report an accessible pool, with water in it, Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM or you can call 602-495-5555 to report an accessible pool outside normal business hours. A Fire Inspector will respond to secure the pool. 

Fire Prevention Public Information Officer Safety Tips

Home Escape Plans

Anytime is a great time to create and practice your home escape plan. This plan should include a map of your home showing all the doors and windows.  You need to know at least two ways out of your house in case your normal escape route is blocked.  You need to have an outside meeting place that's a safe distance from the house where everyone will meet so you can make sure everyone got out of the house safely. Finally...practice, practice, practice.  You need to practice your evacuation at least twice a year.  Please call Fire Prevention at 602-262-6771 for assistance in creating a Home Escape Plan.  Here are some more tips on Home Escape Plans:  Home Escape Plans

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and an odorless gas that can make a person feel sick and can be deadly. In the home, heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.  The Phoenix Fire Code requires CO Detectors in homes with fuel-burning appliances or with attached garages.  Click on the link below to learn about CO safety and feel free to call Fire Prevention at 602-262-6771 with any questions about CO Detectors.  Carbon monoxide Safety Tips 


​Aerial Luminaries

Aerial Luminaries, also known as Sky Lanterns or Chinese Lanterns, are not only dangerous but are illegal to use in the City of Phoenix.  Once these lanterns are airborne, there is no way to control their direction or where they land.  They can easily ignite a fire if they land on buildings or brush.  There have even been instances where these luminaries landed on children and caused severe burns.  Please click on the link below to learn more about the dangers of these lanterns:  Aerial Luminaries


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