SFD’s Community Risk Management (CRM) division provides a range of services — fire code enforcement, wildfire mitigation, fire investigations, plan reviews, and community education.
Firefighting water supplies
CRM works closely with the 37 water purveyors within the District, overseeing all activities and improvements concerning water supplies for firefighting.
Administration and data management
CRM performs a number of administrative tasks related to managing the division, collecting data, and keeping records. In addition to tracking fire losses and keeping occupancy history records, we collect and manage data for ISO reviews, GIS and mapping activities, strategic planning, fire wise and urban interface concerns, annexations, and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for hazardous materials facilities.
Fire code inspections
CRM manages building safety inspections for fire code compliance. We manage programs for inspecting engine companies, fire hydrants, fireplace and wood stove safety, and hazard complaints.
Public Information Officer
The timely release of information is vital to public safety when major events occur. CRM is in charge of all media releases through a Public Information Officer (PIO), currently fulfilled by the Fire Marshal. All district-wide events of public concern — fires, accidents, rescues, and events of general interest — are reported to various media venues. Storylines for public safety issues are also broadcast and published.
Fire Investigation Team
CRM’s fire investigation team spearheads the Yavapai Fire Investigation Task Force. The Fire Marshal, who is nationally certified, leads investigations into all of the building and vehicle fires, hazardous materials incidents, and wildland fires in the District. Also responsible for investigating arson cases, the team works closely with the Arizona Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention (AACAP), which maintains reporting hotline. We also help prevent future fires through notifications of product liability and recall issues.