Fire Prevention & Code Enforcement

Fire Code
Pocatello Fire Department has adopted the International Fire Code. Access the State Fire Marshal's website.

Overgrown Weeds Becoming a Fire Hazard?
City ordinances require that weed growth in non-lawn areas must be kept at less than 12 inches in height. Noxious weeds, as defined by the State must be completely eradicated. Find out how to report a code violation to the Pocatello Police Department.

Fire Extinguisher Information
Smoke Detectors Save Lives!
The Pocatello Fire Department reminds you to buy, install and regularly change your batteries in smoke detectors throughout your home. Learn more on how to make smoke detectors work for your safety.

Carbon Monoxide Safety
The Pocatello Fire Department wants everyone to be aware of the dangers posed by carbon monoxide. Here is a link to information about carbon monoxide safety.
NFPA Smoke Alarm Tip
Regulations for Residential Fire Pits
What is a Recreational Fire? A recreational fire may be enjoyed outdoors for occasions such as cooking, leisure, ceremonial, religious, warmth, or other similar activities. Learn more about the regulations (PDF) associated with recreational fires, prohibited open burning, prohibited materials and when you need a burn permit.

Fire Prevention Activities
The Pocatello Fire Department is actively involved in fire prevention and public education activities. The department holds an annual open house to educate citizens about fire safety. We visit with schools every year during Fire Prevention Week. We are available to help businesses with fire safety and fire extinguisher classes and information.
Juvenile Firesetter Program Contacts
The Pocatello Fire Department offers Juvenile Firesetter Education. Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 208-234-7083 or 208-234-6203.

What is the ISO Public Protection Class rating for Pocatello?
Pocatello's ISO PPC Rating is 3. How is that rating figured? ISO collects information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data and assigns a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1 represents exemplary public protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire-suppression program doesn't meet ISO's minimum criteria. For more information on ISO PPC Rating refer to ISO's PPC Program Helping to Build Effective Fire-Protection Services.