Fire Prevention



Mission Statement

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


Fire Prevention is the inspection, education, and enforcement division of the fire department providing 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.

Fire Prevention is the key to saving lives and property. Fire Prevention education is the first step in the Fire Department's commitment to protecting the lives and property of our citizens, guests, and neighboring communities. 

  The Phoenix Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division is committed to providing you the most comprehensive information and assistance possible. This site will guide you to timely safety information, permit applications, inspections, forms, and publications. If you have questions, please click here for our contact information.


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The use of permissible fireworks in the State of Arizona and the City of Phoenix starts December 24 through January 3 and June 24 through July 6.  Permissible fireworks include: cylindrical and cone fountains, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, ground sparkling devices. Click Here for a chart that will help you to determine if a product is legal or illegal to use in the City of Phoenix.   The law does not apply to novelty items such as snappers, snap caps, glow worms, snakes, party poppers, smoke devices or sparklers.  A good rule of thumb is: 

 If it launches into the air or explodes, it's illegal.  

The sale of permissible fireworks in the State of Arizona and the City of Phoenix starts on December 10 through January 3 and May 20 through July 6.  

Permissible fireworks for sale under state law may not be sold to anyone under the age of 16. The penalty for selling, buying or using fireworks outside the permissible dates is a fine of $1,000. Use of fireworks on preservation land owned by the City of Phoenix is prohibited and is a Class 1 Misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine

The sale of permissible consumer fireworks in temporary tents over 800 square feet or canopies over 1200 square feet requires a Fire Prevention permit. Per State law, signage is required at places of sale and display that advises purchases of permissible consumer fireworks is prohibited to persons under the age of 16. Additional permits and zoning approval may be required by the Planning & Development Department Zoning Division

Fire Department personnel will accept permissible and illegal fireworks that are voluntarily turned over at fire station locations. To report the use of illegal fireworks, contact the Phoenix Police Department @ 602-262-6151.

If you have questions, please click here for more information on fireworks. Or you can contact our Fire Prevention Offices at 602-262-6771, Monday - Friday 8 am- 5 pm. For after-hours questions, please call the Phoenix Fire Department Non-Emergency Line at 602-495-5555. The Fire Prevention Permitting Counter is open Monday - Friday 8 am- 4:30 pm.

Here is a list of the permitted and approved fireworks shows occurring in the City of Phoenix this year:

 DateEvent TimeNameAddressDirStType
6/30/20172100Light Up the Sky3600N51 stAve
7/1/20172100Independence Day Celebration2400EMissouri Ave
7/1/20172100Independence Day Celebration2425EDeer ValleyDr
7/1/20172230Diamondback Fireworks401EJeffersonSt
7/2/20172100Independence Day Celebration13613NCave CreekRd
7/3/20172100Independence Day Celebration151WMoon ValleyDr
7/3/20172130Summer Fun Days4243WPinnacle PeakRd
7/4/20172100Independence Day Celebration2901N7thSt
7/4/20172100Independence Day Celebration5668EOrange BlossomLane
7/4/20172100Independence Day Celebration22500NAvianoWay
7/4/20172100Phoenix Fabulous Fourth4525NCentralAve

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  

Did you know that you can contact the Fire Department to report a pool that is accessible due to a fence being down or a gate not functioning properly?  You can contact the Phoenix Fire Department Fire Prevention Division at 602-262-6771 to report an accessible pool during normal business hours 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. 

Carbon Dioxide Beverage Systems

After a carbon dioxide incident almost turned tragic in Phoenix, and on a national level has taken lives, the Phoenix Fire Department has initiated a comprehensive program to ensure compressed and liquefied based Carbonated Beverage Systems are designed, installed, and operated in accordance with all applicable codes and safety standards.  As the uses and systems of Carbon Dioxide change, so does the Phoenix Fire Code to ensure safety.  Recently, a new Phoenix Fire Code Regulation went into effect regarding the venting of the beverage pumps.  All beverage pumps need to terminate their vents outside in accordance with this regulation.  Please click on the link below to read the new regulation as well as the link to our Carbon Dioxide Beverage Systems Information and Resource page.

Regulation 5307.4.1 Compressed Gas Venting

Carbon Dioxide Beverage Systems 


Mobile Food Vehicles (Food Trucks)

If you operate a Mobile Food Vehicle in the City of Phoenix, are you aware that Fire Department will inspect your Mobile Food Vehicle at all permitted outdoor events?  The Fire Department works in conjunction with Maricopa County Environmental Services to ensure these vehicles are safe.  The Phoenix Fire Code has requirements regarding hood systems, fire extinguishers, and propane while Maricopa County Environmental Services issues a permit to each Mobile Food Vehicle operating within Maricopa County.  Please click here for more information on the Fire Code requirements for Mobile Food Vehicles and please visit www.maricopa.gov/EnvSvc for details on their permitting process.


Medical Gas Systems

Medical Gas Systems are commonly installed in Doctor and Dentist offices but many installers don't realize these systems require permits from the Fire Department to install them. Plans to install Medical Gas Systems need to be submitted to Fire Prevention at 150 S 12th Street. Please call Fire Inspector Brian Scholl at 602-319-2297 with any questions regarding Medical Gas Systems.  Here is the fire code summary for more information:  Medical Gas Systems



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


Heating Safety

​​​In the Sonoran Desert, winter temperatures can become extremely cold.  Space heaters and other heating appliances are a leading cause of fires in the home.  Be safe this winter and follow these safety tips from the NFPA: Winter Heating Safety


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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