Fire Prevention and all-hazards services
Please contact the Fire Prevention Department at 951-765-2470 to schedule an appointment for an inspection.
Please note: The City of Hemet utilizes a collaborative effort between Hemet Fire Department Prevention Staff and CSG Consultants, for fire inspections and fire plan review.
Community risk reduction
The City of Hemet Fire Department is dedicated to the prevention of fires and preparedness for emergencies through education, inspections, and emergency readiness in consideration of fire and life safety, as well as the economic impact of emergencies.
We provide numerous services to the citizens and business community of Hemet that include:
ATTENTION HEMET BUSINESS OWNERS
With the newly created Department of Life Safety within the Hemet Fire & Life Safety Agency, along with the Fire Prevention Bureau, we will begin our annual fire inspection program of all the businesses within the City of Hemet. Fire Prevention is requesting that business owners work with us to comply with the California Fire Code by taking time to ensure work areas are fire safe. Below is a list of some of the items the inspectors will be looking for.
Fire Protection Equipment
- Provide one (1), 2A 10BC fire extinguisher located every 75’of travel
- Mount the fire extinguishers no higher than five (5) feet
- Post signs indicating the location of the fire extinguisher
- Have the fire extinguisher serviced and tagged every year by a State Licensed Company
- Exit doors shall open from the inside without the use of a key
- Maintain corridors and exits free of storage/materials so that all occupants
can freely evacuate in an emergency.
- Provide and/or maintain illuminated exit signs and exit-way lighting
- Remove and maintain storage 18” below the ceiling for fire sprinklered buildings, and 24” for non-fire sprinklered buildings
- Remove combustibles 36” away from water heaters, boilers, and electrical panels
- Discontinue the use of extension cords, and/or multi-plug adaptors
- Discontinue the use of extension cords, multi-plug adaptors, and power strips when powering any appliance
- Assure all junction boxes, outlets, and switches have a cover plate to avoid exposed wiring
In addition to the above, we will be checking for your up-to-date City of Hemet business license. Once the inspection is conducted, you will have 14 days to correct any of the noted violations, if any. There will be a fee of $169.00 for the inspection. The main purpose of these inspections is to assure your business is safe and kept in operation, as well as assuring the safety of your employees, customers, and the community. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
NOTICE: Safety Tips to Be Ready.
Cooking is the leading cause of residential building fires in the United States . Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food. If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking. Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop. If you have a cooking fire, just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave. If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out. Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. It is recommended you test your alarms at least once a month to ensure they are working properly, and replace the batteries every six months, while the detector itself should be replaced at least every ten years. If your detector is hardwired into your home’s electrical system, replace the backup battery at least every 6 months and replace the smoke detector itself at least every 10 years.
Smoke Detector Recall: Approximately 226,000 Kidde TruSense Smoke Detectors and Combination Smoke/Carbon-Monoxide Detectors have been recalled. Please click on the link to find the models affected.