The goal of the Fire Prevention Bureau is to minimize the risk of life and property loss through proactive planning, awareness, and enforcement of safe fire practices. Citizens are served through a comprehensive program of inspection, fire investigations, and public education.
The Fire Prevention Bureau strives to:
- Demonstrate a commitment to the education and public welfare of the community of Elgin in the areas of fire prevention, life safety, and hazard recognition.
- Ensure new and existing occupancies within the City of Elgin are in compliance with the adopted municipal fire code by consistently and professionally applying the code in keeping with the spirit and intent of the code.
- Thoroughly investigate and determine fire causes in an effort to provide an information for future fire prevention activities; cooperate with the Elgin Police Department in the identification and prosecution of incendiary fires within the City of Elgin.
- Seek out and utilize community interaction opportunities to increase awareness and educate about fire safety, emergency medical skills, and how to minimize hazards to health and safety.