The Fire Prevention Division includes the areas of fire inspection, public fire education and community affairs. The employees of this Division use the Uniform Fire and Life Safety Codes, along with City Ordinances, as a guide to provide fire and life safety information to the general public and local media; they serve as a resource for the entire community.
This Unit consists of one Public Education Officer who is responsible for providing a variety of programs directed at school-age children, commercial business and general safety. Topics addressed not only include fire safety and prevention but, out-door safety, wheeled sports safety, poisoning, choking and water safety. To schedule a presentation or tour, contact 785-368-4000.
Some of the Routine Education Programs are Listed Below.
Community Affairs consists of the Public Information Officer, who is responsible for media correspondence and public fire education. Responsibilities include providing information to the general public and local media, serving as a resource to the community, planning and promoting special events and coordinating the release of daily news.