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The Fire Prevention Division is managed by Division Chief (Fire Marshal) Scott Hartman


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 page for more information or contact Fire Administration at (928) 855-1141 for assistance.


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.


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

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.

If you have any questions about our programs please call Gina “Miss Gina” Gutierrez at (928) 855-3609.

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