The Risk Reduction, Prevention and Mitigation (RPM) division is under the direction of Fire Marshal/Battalion Chief Bill Tyler.
RPM's primary areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: Development and Construction; Code Enforcement; Fire Investigation; Wildland Urban Interface (WUI); Fire Protection Standards and Code Development. The division budget reflects resources necessary to accomplish the organization mission and division performance indicators.
Fire Inspectors inspect District occupancies on a regulated reporting cycle. Citizen inquiries and hazard complaints are addressed within 24 hours of receipt of call. Code Enforcement Inspection priority is given to follow-up inspections and State Fire Marshal regulated occupancies. RPM manages all plan checking and major development projects in the community; staff assists with code enforcement final actions and pre-citations. The Admin Assistant supports all division activities.
Staff will seek grant funding to support the District community wildfire protection and risk reduction programs. Special projects include: Community Wildland Fire and WUI Awareness, VMP & Fire Protection Plan Standards, WUI Web site content creation, Public Access Television, GIS, and defensible space inspections, neighborhood chipper partnerships, and weed abatement follow up.
Fire hazard abatement, defensible space enforcement, and new ignition resistant building construction requirements, are prioritized and implemented based on the District Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Our emphasis and philosophy is to impart information and educate the community. Optimal compliance is better achieved and maintained via information and educational programs with far greater participation, funding, and use of resources, in a positive customer friendly way.
All RPM members participate to their respective levels in local, regional, and state fire prevention, hazardous material response team, fire investigation task force, and code development organizations.