Fire Department: Fire Prevention
It is the goal of the The Forest Grove Fire & Rescue Fire and Life Safety Division to prevent the loss of life and property from fire by reducing the frequency and severity of fires in our community.
We work to accomplish this goal by providing the following services to the Community:
- Public Education
- Public Information - use of traditional (print, radio, television), web based, and social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and our Fire Blog
- Fire Safety Inspections of commercial occupancies
- New construction plan review
- Fire Cause Investigations
- Intervention for youths who misuse fire
- Home Safety Evaluations at the request of the homeowner
- Residential Smoke Alarm Assistance Program
Fire and Life Safety Fact Sheets (English):
- Wildfire safety flyer.pdf
- 10 Tips For Home Fire Safety.pdf
- 1 Page Home Fire Drill.pdf
- Fire Sprinkler Fact Sheet.pdf
- Fire Safety for Older Adults.pdf
- Fall Prevention for Older Adults.pdf
Fire and Life Safety Fact Sheets (Spanish)
Check back often, more Spanish options will be coming soon!
Check out the Oregon Fire Code Online
By following this link you can access the Oregon Fire Code. This link can be a great tool for your fire code questions, but can be difficult to understand if you are not familiar with the document. Before making any changes to your business please contact our Fire and Life Safety Division at 503.992.3177 regarding your questions and our staff will gladly assist you with ensuring that safety is considered as you make changes. Also, please be aware that the City of Forest Grove has adopted specific standards for fire hydrants that are not a part of the code listed on that page.
Current News from the Fire & Life Safety Division:
Senior fall prevention is the key to prevent injuries and death to one of the most at risk parts of our population. Some facts from the Oregon State Fire Marshal:
- Falls are the leading cause of hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries among Oregon's older adults.
- Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among Oregonians age 65 and older.
- Most fatal falls occur at home.
So how can you help prevent these types of incidents from occurring to your senior loved ones? If you are older then 65, or know someone who is, download and use this brochure to help evaluate the fall safety in the home. It may be as simple as night lights in the hallways, new comfortable fitting shoes, or take a little more work like installing grab bars in the bathrooms. Either way our seniors are an important part of the population and culture of our nation, taking steps now to protect them can help ensure that they will be around for much longer.