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COMMON QUESTIONS

LIFE JACKET SAFETY

The Lake Havasu City Fire Department reminds everyone that while boating or participating in lake activities, children under 13 are required to wear a properly fitted, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vest at all times.

LHCFD says adults are the most important component in drowning prevention. Active, sober and distraction-free adult supervision of children in and around water is life-saving. Designate a ‘Water Watcher’ to ensure that there is always someone dedicated to watching the water and children. Make sure that small children or inexperienced swimmers are within arm’s reach, and wearing a life vest while in or near the water. Older children should swim with a partner every time.

STAFF & FACILITIES

ADMINISTRATION 
  • Chief Peter Pilafas, Fire Chief
  • Acting Deputy Fire Chief Jasen Stello, Operations
  • Terrie Haas, Administration
  • Kathy Myers, Support Services (Procurement)
PREVENTION
  • Deputy Fire Chief Scott Hartman, Prevention (Fire Marshal)
  • John Boone, Fire Prevention Officer
  • Brian Springer, Fire Inspector
  • Gina Gutierrez, Public Educ. Specialist
  • Allison Miller, Administration
SHIFT COMMANDERS OFFICE
  • Acting Battalion Chief Scott Green, A Shift Commander
  • Battalion Chief Jeff Kemp, B Shift Commander
  • Battalion Chief Carl Stello, C Shift Commander
TRAINING OFFICE
  • Battalion Chief Mike Quijada, Training Chief
  • Battalion Chief Tim Maple, EMS Coordinator
  • Janet Brantley, Administration
STAFFING

The standard daily staffing is 1 Battalion Chief, 6 Captains, 6 Engineers, and 12 Firefighters.  When the number of personnel is reduced due to training or vacation, the minimum number of staff each day is 21.

FIRE STATION 1
  • Battalion 1
  • Truck 1
  • Medic 1 Unit
FIRE STATION 2 & TRAINING FACILITY
  • Engine 2
  • Haz-Mat Unit 1 & Haz-Mat Unit 2 (trailer)
FIRE STATION 3
  • Engine 3
  • Rescue 3 (Desert Unit)
FIRE STATION 4
  • Engine 4
  • Rescue 42 (Technical Rescue Unit)
  • Rescue 4 (Desert Unit)
FIRE STATION 5
  • Engine 5
  • Fire Boat
  • CERT/Rehab Unit
FIRE STATION 6
  • Engine 6
  • Airport 1 (ARFF Unit)
FIRE STATIONS & HYDRANTS MAP

Click the link below to see a map of all City Fire Stations and fire hydrants.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) & TRAINING

EMS

Since 1978, the Lake Havasu City Fire Department has provided advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) service to the city and portions of southern Mohave County. In 1996, the service was expanded to include lake coverage with the addition of a fireboat. 

The typical fire department response to a medical emergency includes at least 1 paramedic and 2 basic emergency medical technicians (EMT). Transport to Havasu Regional Medical Center is provided by River Medical Ambulance (AMR).

TRAINING

Our training facility includes administrative offices, 2 classrooms, a training tower, and drill grounds. The training office coordinates department training and testing. The mission of training is to provide realistic, on-going, and verifiable training.

PREVENTION & EDUCATION

FIRE PREVENTION

The Fire Prevention Division assists contractors and owners in obtaining the proper fire department permits, the plan submission process, plan review, and fire inspections as required by Lake Havasu City and the International Fire Code.

Lake Havasu City has adopted the 2012 International Fire Code and the accompanying National Fire Protection Association standards.  Please review our Fire Code FAQ.

FIRE SPRINKLER INFORMATION

In September 1994, the Lake Havasu City Council adopted a sprinkler ordinance that required the installation of a fire sprinkler system in new construction for the following occupancies:

  • All commercial structures regardless of size
  • All multi-family structures regardless of size (such as duplexes, triplexes, apartments, etc.)
  • Single family homes that are constructed where the slab of the main living area is 20 feet or more above the street level benchmark
  • All new single family homes in planned residential developments

Note: Although the city ordinance does not require a sprinkler system in all single family homes, fire sprinklers are highly recommended.

COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION

The Lake Havasu City Fire Department offers a wide range of fire and life safety classes with the community's safety in mind. A Public Education Specialist, certified as an NFPA Educator, teaches the classes.

The ages of program participants range from preschool to older adult. Classes are conducted in various settings, such as schools, businesses, churches, community events, etc.  Below are a few of the programs that are available:

  • Fire Safety in the home/business/assembly
  • Fire extinguisher classes
  • Fire safety for older adults
  • Youth Firesetter Intervention Program
  • Babysitting classes during summer break.
  • Child Safety Seat Program

If you have any questions about our programs please call Gina “Miss Gina” Gutierrez.

We are here to serve you...let us help you make Lake Havasu City a safe place to live!

FORMS & DOCUMENTS

ABOUT US

MISSION STATEMENT

The Lake Havasu City Fire Department will safely protect life, property, and the environment by providing professional, efficient, and cost effective services to those in need.

ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE - Every customer contact will serve as an opportunity to improve the situation in a professional manner.
  • JOB PERFORMANCE - We will respond to all requests for assistance safety, promptly, and efficiently.
  • COMMUNICATIONS - Communications will be clear, concise, courteous and easy to understand.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY - we are accountable for our actions and how they affect others.
  • LEADERSHIP - Our leadership style will be progressive, consistent, and adaptable by using accurate information to make appropriate decisions.

STATISTICS FROM LAST MONTH

8
AR1 Total Unit Responses
219
Fire Inspections
217
Fire Code Violations
52
Lives Improved/Saved by Paramedic Intervention
458
ALS Responses for 1st Run Engines
28
Calls Per Day
5:51
Fire Department Response Time