Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Division is often referred to as the face of the Fire Department.  These men and women have very specialized training to perform the tasks below that ensure the safety of our community.

  • Inspections ensure enforcement of the NC Fire Prevention Code and City Code ordinances.  These ordinances help prevent the loss of life or injury and property damage due to fire. Additionally, City of Durham ordinances are followed.
  • Community Risk Reduction Programs and Events  educate groups in areas such as fire prevention, safety, fall prevention, and fire extinguisher training.  This is also where you would complete a request to visit one of our stations.