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Fire Prevention

Prevention Bureau

Fire plan submittals must be submitted utilizing the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC).

The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for providing inspection services to the community of Las Cruces. These services include pre-construction site plan reviews, construction final inspections, existing commercial building inspections, automatic fire sprinkler plan review and testing, and fire alarm plan review and testing. Existing commercial buildings and businesses have become accustomed to seeing the Fire Prevention staff in the role of fire safety inspectors and consultants.

Fire Prevention also conducts investigations into all fires which occur within the City. Determining the origin and cause of a fire plays a prime role in preventing future incidents. Division personnel remain "on-call" 24 hours a day to respond to fire incidents.

The Las Cruces Fire Department is currently using the International Fire Code (IFC) 2015 edition for fire code enforcement.


Business inspections are an important component of fire prevention tasks conducted by the Las Cruces Fire Department. We conduct these inspections for the purpose of reducing the risk of fire.

Prevention Services is responsible for enforcing the state and local fire safety codes and ordinances in the City of Las Cruces. This is accomplished through the annual business inspections of all manufacturing, storage, educational, business, mercantile and places of assembly. All new businesses within the City must pass a fire department inspection prior to the issuance of a business license by the City of Las Cruces. Additional information on Business Registration Applications can be obtained at the Community Development Department, 700 N. Main St., 575-528-3222.


Prevention Services personnel investigate the cause and origin of fires and explosions in commercial and residential properties within the City of Las Cruces. To ensure that fires and explosions of a suspicious nature are thoroughly investigated, the Las Cruces Fire Department employs investigators who are state-certified police officers for suspected arson cases. To report information on arson, call Prevention Services at 528-4150

Fire investigation reports are available at Fire Station #1, Prevention Services, 201 E. Picacho Ave., on weekdays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for a fee of $0.50 per page. For more information, call 528-4150.