Life safety is the first goal of the City of Orange Fire Department. Fire and hazardous materials release prevention is an important part of reaching that goal. Many fire and life safety provisions that we take for granted today were written as a direct result of hundreds of lives lost in various disasters. Because of those tragedies, the fire service works with the community to maintain safety on a daily basis before accidents happen. An acceptable level life safety is reached through three means: 1) fire resistant building engineering practices, 2) proper attention given to fire and life safety regarding sources of ignition, fuel, and hazardous materials, and 3) public education.
Fire regulations provide us with a level of fire and life safety that the community has come to enjoy…and to expect. The City of Orange Fire Department enforces multiple codes and ordinances as part of its efforts to provide and maintain a fire safe community.
Certain building uses deserve special attention due to their amounts of flammable materials, the presence of ignition sources, large assemblies of people, the inability of people to evacuate in a timely manner, or large amounts of hazardous materials. State-licensed facilities and high-rise buildings are two such special uses.
The fire department is committed to providing a safe environment to people while attending special events. Tents, cooking, fireworks, open flames, and certain other activities require fire department special event permits.