The first priority of the Fire Prevention Section of the Orange City Fire Department is to prevent loss of life and property, and to prevent damage to the environment. The second goal is to build safety into buildings and processes, in order to contain or limit the spread of a potential emergency.
The activities of the Fire Prevention Section can be classed into 1) Environmental Safety and 2) Fire and Life Safety. Environmental Safety encompasses vegetation management, hazardous materials disclosure, and underground storage tanks. Fire and Life Safety includes planning and development, annual occupancy inspections, special events permitting, and fire cause investigation.