Please note: City of Hemet has a Contracted Fire Marshal and availability is limited.
Prevention & Preparedness
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:
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.