Special Programs

Fire Suppression

SMFR’s fire suppression program is one that supports the mission of preserving life and property while effectively managing resources.  Timely processing of 9-1-1 calls, and response with highly trained and well equipped professional firefighters is required, along with sound fire ground strategy and tactics, and optimum use of apparatus, tools and equipment.

Emergency Medical Services


SMFR provides an integrated fire and emergency medical response to all calls, and provides the community with a designated level of out-of-hospital emergency medical care.   We provide emergency response with cross-trained firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. 

Fire Prevention and Life Safety Programs


The Life Safety Bureau

is comprised of three sections, under direction of the Fire Marshal.  Included are the Development & Construction, Code Compliance, and the Investigation Section.  The LSB is primarily responsible for enforcement of adopted codes and standards throughout the jurisdiction. 

Life Safety Education

has developed community risk reduction programs targeting the most vulnerable populations.  Our educators combine education, engineering, enforcement, economic incentives and empowerment strategies to reduce vulnerability to fire, injuries, illnesses and disasters.  Collaboration between educators and other SMFR bureaus, safety organizations, community groups, and businesses helps accomplish the Education Unit’s goals.
 

Investigations

Under the auspices of the Fire Marshal, the Investigations Unit is committed to determining the circumstances of all fires, explosions, and hazardous materials-related incidents in the district.   Findings are used to compile and define the fire problem, track the trends of fire cause and frequency, and provide documentation for legal action.

Communications


SMFR has a public information program consistent with the department’s mission, and provides internal and external communication expertise for the department.  Disseminating information to both the internal and external audiences is made possible via the web site, social media, and newsletters.  Communication with the media and local government officials takes top priority.