Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Division’s goal, in accordance with Department’s mission statement, is to provide four basic Fire and Life Safety Initiatives to the Wayne Township Community, they are: (1.) Reduce the risk of fire and its social and fiscal impact. (2.) Reduce the potential for injury and loss of life due to fire. (3.) Safeguard fire personnel responding to incidents of fire or other related emergencies. (4.) Minimize the environmental impact caused by fire or other related emergencies.

Our objectives to meet this goal are to work proactively to reduce the number incidences and emergencies. By accessing the likelihood and impact of various behavioral risk and those most affected the most by those risk. Investigate and determine cause and circumstance of fire incidents. This is accomplished by providing cost effective strategies of education, engineering and enforcement of applicable fire and building safety laws in Indianapolis-Marion County.

In 2013 this division conducted 1,086 building inspections covering over 10.7 million square feet, conducted 14 juvenile fire setter intervention sessions and responded to 141 incidents of which 80 were fire investigations, 30 were code enforcement issues, 15 were open burn complaints and 16 were miscellaneous/other calls. This division’s goal will be a continuous one, thereby meeting this department’s vision of excellence in service, duty and dedication.

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