Community Risk Reduction Division
The Community Risk Reduction Division consists of a Fire Marshal and Community Risk Reduction Specialists. All personnel are directly responsible for code enforcement, fire plans review, fire investigation, and fire and life safety education. Staff are also heavily involved in public information, public outreach, and disaster preparedness for the City.
Fees have been updated, as of July 1, 2023.
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The Community Risk Reduction Division of the Woodland Fire Department partners with the community to provide plan review services for both new and existing construction projects. Services include the review of designs and installation of automatic fire sprinkler and fire alarm. The Community Risk Reduction Division is responsible for ensuring these projects adhere to code requirements regulating the safety of people who will occupy the building or area.
Personnel from the Community Risk Reduction Division, Operations Division, and Police Department conduct our Fire Investigations. We work very closely with the Police Department on fires determined to be arson.
When properly maintained, automatic fire sprinklers are extremely reliable. Automatic sprinkler systems are recognized as the most reliable of all fire protection devices in controlling or extinguishing a fire at an early stage. The presence of an automatic sprinkler system enhances life safety of building occupants and reduces the loss of property.
A KNOX-BOX® is a secure key vault that is installed on the exterior of a building near the main entrance. This box contains building keys or key cards to provide access for the fire department in emergency situations without resorting to forced entry and potential damage to property. The fire department maintains master keys for the Knox boxes in secure locations.
The Community Risk Reduction Division conducts Weed Abatement inspection(s) to ensure all dry vegetation, weeds, rubbish and other fire hazards have been removed from your property in accordance with the City’s Weed Abatement Ordinance.
In constructed buildings, we conduct maintenance inspections to help ensure that a reasonable degree of fire safety exists. Community Risk Reduction Specialists and Suppression crews conduct Fire Inspections. We work in partnership with building and business owners to help us with this process.
Our top priority at the Woodland Fire Department is working to keep our City a safe place to live, work, and play. We want to provide further steps you can take to prepare, prevent, and protect you and your family against fires and other emergencies. We have provided a one-stop-shop to locate information regarding home safety.
Microbial Induced Corrosion is the deterioration of a metal by corrosion processes that can occur in fire sprinklers. When microbial colonies form on the surface of wetted pipe in both wet and dry systems, they deposit iron, manganese, and various salts onto the pipe surface, forming discrete deposits. These deposits can cause obstructions to flow and dislodge, causing plugging of fire sprinkler components. Subsequent under-deposit pitting can also result in pinhole leaks.
The City of Woodland is committed to Emergency Management and Emergency Preparedness. In addition to incident specific training conducted regularly by our fire crews, we also participate in City-wide drills and additional training course to enhance our skills and knowledge base.