Fire Inspection and Investigation

The Somerton Cocopah Fire Prevention Division upholds the department's mission statement with pride. "Service before self", is a crucial way of life for the Fire Prevention Division. Caring and striving above all, to protect life and property, is the greatest way to demonstrate our strong belief in the department's mission statement.

The Fire Prevention Division consists of one Fire Inspector/Investigators under the direction of the Battalion Chief.

INSPECTIONS & CODE ENFORCEMENT
One of the most significant ways to protect life & property is fire inspections and fire code enforcement. The coordination with developers, contractors and other citizens to build and maintain a safe atmosphere is achieved by constant communication, detailed plan review and thorough fire inspections. Abiding by the fire code is essential to the safety of the public.

The Somerton Cocopah Fire Department has adopted the 2012 Uniform Fire Code (NFPA 1) with amendments. (You may view the ordinance of the adoption of the fire code with amendments in the Document Library or click here to view the City of Somerton's Code of Ordinance)

Have you ever wondered what is in the fire codes? Fire codes must be purchased and are available through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). www.nfpa.org allows previewing codes at no charge. To view an NFPA code or standard, please click here.

In order to access and view the documents, you must register and create an account. The documents available through that website are designed to be viewed online: there are no "print", "save", "cut and paste", or "search" options.

Permit applications, guidelines, and other helpful information are available in the Document Library section of this website.

Click here. to view a flow chart that illustrates Somerton Cocopah fire department's plan review and inspection process.

FIRE INVESTIGATIONS
The Somerton Cocopah Fire Department's Fire Investigator are primarily involved investigating the origin & cause of a fire. The fire investigators maintain coordination with the Somerton Police Department.

Contact Information:
Clemente Ballesteros, Fire Inspector/Investigator
PO BOX 638
445 E. Main Street
Somerton, AZ 85350-0638
928-722-7383 Public Safety Facility
clementeballesteros@somertonaz.gov