SFD’s Community Risk Management division advises its Governing Board on the promulgation of a fire code, including an Urban–Wildland Interface Code.
The Fire Marshal is responsible for enforcing the code. In addition to our main code, SFD follows a group of nationally recognized standards, typically from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which have been adopted by the District and approved by the Arizona State Fire Marshal’s Office. It applies to all buildings, both new and existing, to all remodels and improvements, and new subdivisions. SFD also issues permits to oversee hazardous activities such open burning, blasting, materials storage and handling, the use of flammable and combustible products, and other activities.