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The Official Website of the Chandler Arizona Fire Department

Chandler Fire Prevention Bureau

Life safety and property protection are the primary goals of the Chandler Fire Prevention Bureau. It is comprised of the Fire Marshall, a Fire Prevention Supervisor, two Fire Prevention Specialists (Investigator/Inspector), a Fire Inspector, and an Administrative Support Assistant.

The Fire Prevention Division performs inspections of businesses within the City of Chandler to assist business owners in eliminating hazards and maintaining a safe workplace. The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for enforcing city council adopted codes and ordinances, issuing various permits, follow-up on citizen complaints in regards to possible hazards, and maintaining records for business in the city.

The Fire Prevention Division also conducts Fire Investigations. They are frequently assigned to determine the cause and origin of fires. Members of this division also assist other departments throughout the valley through mutual aid agreements. Our staff of investigators partner with the Chandler Police Department, ATF, County Attorney’s Office, and the US Attorney’s office on investigations of fires believed to be suspicious. These fires are diligently investigated and prosecuted. You can assist us by reporting arson activity to the Arson Hotline at 1-800-352-7766.

           

Care Facilities  

Beginning July 2009 Chandler Fire Department has instituted an inspection/permit fee for the following businesses:

  • Commercial/Residential Care Facility,
  • Commercial/Residential Daycare,
  • Commercial/Residential Institutions, and
  • Motor Vehicle Fuel-Dispensing.

Your business will be billed for the inspection/permit that is required by the Fire Code (see City Permit Fee Schedule).

  • Commercial Procedures:

    1. When the Fire Department Inspector arrives at your business they will inform you that your inspection is due.
    2. They will also inform you of the cost associated with the inspection/permit.
    3. They will ask for a current billing address.
    4. An Inspection will be performed. You will receive a copy of the inspection report showing everything is OK or showing all the violations.
    5. If there are code violations noted on the inspection report you will have fifteen (15) day's to correct the violation.
    6. A second inspection will occur on or about 15 day's after the initial inspection to ensure the violations have been corrected. If the violations have not been corrected within the time frame stated a third inspection would occur. If the Fire Department has to come out a third time a forty-dollar ($40.00) re-inspection fee will be charged. If the violation has not been corrected after the third inspection legal action may be taken by the City of Chandler Fire Department.
  • Residential Procedures:

    1. When you call to schedule your inspection your will be informed of the cost associated with the inspection, the time of the inspection (time will be a range not a specific time) and the date of the inspection.
    2. When the Fire Department Inspector arrives at your business they will conduct an Inspection. You will receive a copy of the inspection report showing everything is OK or showing all the violations.
    3. If there are code violations noted on the inspection report you will have fifteen (15) day's to correct the violation.
    4. A second inspection will occur on or about 15 day's after the initial inspection to ensure the violations have been corrected. If the violations have not been corrected within the time frame stated a third inspection would occur. If the Fire Department has to come out a third time a forty-dollar ($40.00) re-inspection fee will be charged. If the violation has not been corrected after the third inspection legal action may be taken by the City of Chandler Fire Department.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions please contact the Fire Department at 480-782-2121.
        

 

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Chandler Fire Codes  
  • The City of Chandler is currently using the 2009 International Fire Code (IFC) with City Amendments. A copy of the IFC 2009 with City amendments can be found at any Chandler Public Library in the reference section. There is no online version of the IFC 2009. 
 

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Fire Protection Contractors  

The City of Chandler Fire Department maintains a list of approved Fire Protection Contractors who provide installation, maintenance, repair and inspection services to the general public for:

  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Underground Fire Line
  • Hydrant
  • Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems (Water, Foam, CO2, Halon, etc.)
  • Kitchen Hood System (Wet/Dry)
  • Standpipe & Hose Systems
  • Manual/Automatic Fire Alarm Systems

Contractors not on the Fire Protection Contractor’s list are prohibited from doing business in the City of Chandler.

If you would like a copy of this list please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 480-782-2121.

For Contractors: To request to be put on the Fire Protection Contactors List for the City of Chandler fill-out the form below and return it to the City:

For any additional questions call Fire Prevention at 480-782-2121.
      

Fire Protection: Extinguishers

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Use of Flamable Spray Finish  
  • The City of Chandler Fire Department does not allow any flammable spray finish or any other spray finish (ie: environmentally friendly or green paints) to be sprayed outside of a spray booth, in accordance with the IFC. There is to be no (minor or major) bodywork, touch-up, dent work, scratch repair, pin stripping, wheel repair, or bed liner spraying outside of a spray booth.
 

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Use or Storage of Hazardous Materials  
  • Hazardous Materials Inventory Sheet
    480-782-2121
Hazardous Materials

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Water Hydrants  
  • Fire hydrants are generally located at roughly 300-500 foot intervals in residential neighborhoods and can typically be found at intersections. If you are unable to locate the fire hydrant closest to your home, please contact 480-782-2120.   
  • Tampering with fire hydrant and/or using un-metered water is an action that could result in fines up to $2,500. (Chandler City Code Section 52-30.)  
  • Water can be purchased from the city through a hydrant by requesting a hydrant meter.
  • To report an open or broken hydrant or obtain information on Flow Tests call the City's Water Distribution staff at 480-782-3700.  
 

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Illegal Burning and No Burn Days  

Illegal Burning

  • There is NO open burning allowed within the city limits of Chandler. To repeat, there is no burning of
    • Trash/Debris
    • Tree Trimmings, Leaves or Weeds
    • Papers/Documents
  • To report illegal burning in the City of Chandler, you can call 9-1-1 or the ADEQ Illegal Burn Hotline at 602-506-6010
  • Small Chimneys and Fire Pits (purchased at hardware stores) are not regulated by the Fire Department. However, The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) may regulate them.
  • If you live in a County island open burning requirements are regulated by ADEQ and can be obtained by calling 602-506-6010 or at the ADEQ Web site.

No Burn Days

  • The Chandler Fire Department does not enforce county No-Burn restrictions. No Burn Day restrictions are put into effect when air pollution is expected to reach or exceed the federal standard. While No Burn Day restrictions are typically issued in conjunction with a High Pollution Advisory, the Air Quality Department director has the authority to call a No Burn Day and enforce wood-burning restrictions. Residents are asked to refrain from wood-burning in fireplaces, woodstoves and outdoor fire pits during a No Burn Day, otherwise be subject to fines. All wood-burning restriction notices are posted online at the Maricopa County Air Quality Department Web Site. You may also call 602.506.6400 to listen to the latest wood-burning restrictions.

 

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Fire Inspections  
  • To schedule an inspection call 480-782-2121 and be prepared to provide the following information: type of inspection requested; type of business; name of business, address and phone number of business, contact name and number.
Fire Prevention Bureau Inspections & Assessments

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Knox Box  
  • The KNOX-BOX® Rapid Entry System provides non-destructive emergency access to commercial and residential property. More than 9,000 fire departments and government agencies use Knox key boxes, vaults, cabinets, key switches, padlocks, locking FDC plugs and electronic key retention units for safe and secure rapid entry. A Knox box is also required when a structure's Fire Sprinkler Riser Control and/or a Fire Alarm System is located inside the building. To obtain a Knox Box, order online (enter “Chandler” under City) or pick up a form at Chandler Fire Department Headquarters, 151 East Boston St, Chandler, AZ 85225. For more information, call 480-782-2121. 
 

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Permits and Fees  

For all other permits (including assembly, high pile storage, hotwork cutting and welding, etc.), please call 480-782-2121

 

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Plan Review Guides and Standard Details  
 

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Records Requests and Reports  
  • Report Request Form (pdf)
    Fire Reports, Occupancy Inspection Reports, Environmental Reports, Hazardous Materials Incidents, Spills, Underground Tanks, Aboveground Tanks, Vaulted Tanks, etc.
     
 

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