Fire Code Update

An update to the city’s fire code of ordinances is being considered, and the city is currently seeking public comment on the proposed amendments.

By adopting this ordinance, the city will be able to provide improved direction to residents and business owners regarding the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) requirements and regulations that are currently embedded within our city code. Adopting this ordinance will also better align the city's enforcement operations with best practices and regional standards.

The city has collaborated with its regional partners to mitigate multiple safety concerns in the current 2018 IFC. The proposed ordinance addresses those concerns by clarifying specific requirements related to energy storage, fire access, and fire alarm systems. 

Learn more about the City’s proposed Fire Code Update:

View the draft Fire Code
View the October 6, 2020, Fire Code Update Work Session Presentation

A presentation and vote to adopt the fire code update is tentatively scheduled for January 2021. If adopted, the ordinance will be effective 30 days after the vote.

Public Meetings

The city will host two virtual public meetings to share information and answer questions about the Fire Code Update. 

October 13, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

October 20, 2020 – 1:00 p.m.

Public Comment

The public is invited to comment on the draft Fire Code Update during the 60-day comment period. Public comments will be accepted Wednesday, October 7 through Sunday, December 6, 2020. 

Comment on the draft Fire Code

Questions

For questions or more information related to the Fire Code Update, please contact:

City of Surprise Fire Marshal Keith Tanner
keith.tanner@surpriseaz.gov
623.222.5125