FIRE PREVENTION Fire code enforcement is a necessary function to insure that the health and safety of the public is maintained through adherence of codes and requirements established by federal, state, county, and city law in the construction and use of every building in the city. The Guam Fire Department is presently enforcing the Standard Fire Prevention Code and the Life Safety Code N.F.P.A. 101. The Fire Safety Unit provides support to the Fire Operations Division by administering and coordinating pre-fire and disaster planning, engine company business inspection program and providing technical support for the Permit and License Division located at One Stop. The Fire Safety Unit is responsible for the issuance of two different permits: 1) Temporary Burning Permit – all open burning within the city limits is illegal with the exception of some land clearing and bon fires through an organized group. These exceptions are required to apply for this type of permit. Notice: Such burning shall be done in accordance with the Rules and Regulations as set forth by the Department of Environmental Regulation, Chapter 17-5, and the Guam Fire Department. The Guam Fire Department and / or any Department of said City will not be held liable for any damage that might occur as the result of this issuance of permit. It shall be further agreed that all traces of fire shall be extinguished at the termination of the time stipulated herein: Burning may be done between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and one hour before sunset during the dates this permit remains in force. On receipt of any complaints, all fires must be extinguished at once. 2) Permit Application for Fireworks or Pyrotechnic Displays - any fireworks that are not approved by the State of Guam (generally classified as class "c" type fireworks) for sale and use by the general public are illegal within the city limits. Any other type of firework or pyrotechnic display must have an approved permit. The following information is to assist you for application. General Information: The operation of any fireworks or pyrotechnic display shall be in accordance with NFPA 1123 or NFPA 1126. Wind conditions must be monitored by the operator. Monitors whose sole duty shall be the enforcement of crowd control shall be located around the display area by the sponsor. Insurance: For standard fireworks display, the permit-tee must furnish a bond or certificate of insurance with limits of liability of no less than $250,000 per person and $500,000 per occurrence for bodily injury and $100,000 per occurrence for property damage or a combined single limit of $500,000 for bodily injury and property damage. For ultra hazardous fireworks display - the permit-tee must furnish a bond or certificate of insurance with limits of liability of no less than $500,000 per person and $2,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury and $500,000 per occurrence for property damage or a combined single limit of $2,000,000 for bodily injury and property damage. In addition, the permit-tee is to include the City as an additional insured under this policy. Site Plan: The applicant must submit with this application a diagram of the display area showing the discharge area, location of all buildings and roadways, the audience restraint lines, the location of any trees, telephone and / or power lines or other overhead obstructions, spectator viewing / seating area and description of display area for indoor discharge. Permits for construction or installation of fire or life safety systems such as: standpipe, sprinkler, dry chemical/halon extinguishment systems, restaurant hood extinguishment systems, private fire hydrants, above and below ground tank installation and removal, and fire alarm systems are issued by the Permit and License Division located at One Stop. The Guam Fire Department strives to enhance the safety of our community. FIRE SAFETY WHEREVER YOU ARE! There are many things that people can do to improve their safety at home, school, or work from a FIRE! Below you will find a list of information that will help you to become more fire safe wherever you are which also includes a list of information of things to do if you do have a fire, to get out alive. Have at least one operating smoke detector. Have an escape plan that includes: Two different ways out of a building Someone assigned to help those that need help getting out. Someone assigned to call 911. A meeting place for everyone once they get out. Practice fire drills regularly using your escape plan. Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children. Have a working fire extinguisher. Smokers always use a proper ash tray. Be careful while cooking and remember: Never leave cooking unattended. Wear clothes with short, roll-up, or tight-fitting sleeves. For each pot or pan you use, have its lid out to cover it. Keep the cooking areas clear of combustibles. Turn pot and pan handles inward on the stove so they can't be bumped. Keep small children away from the cooking area while in use. Keep portable heaters and space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn. Use electricity safely and remember: Avoid using extension cords where possible. Never run extension cords under rugs or carpet. Replace any frayed or cracked extension cords. Don't tamper with your fuse box or use improper-size fuses. If any electrical appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately, and don't use it until checked or repaired. If you have a fire in your fireplace, always close the screen or doors. Always empty your fireplace ashes in a metal container, and set them away from the house or anything that will burn. THINGS TO REMEMBER IF YOU HAVE A FIRE! GET OUT of the House or building and STAY OUT! Crawl low under the smoke. Feel doors with the back of your hand for heat, before opening. Open doors slowly and be ready to close them if heat or fire is outside them. Once out of the house or building, DON'T GO BACK IN FOR ANY REASON! Once outside go to a phone and call 911 to report the fire. If your clothes catch on fire: STOP, DROP, and ROLL until the fire goes out and cover your face with your hands. Close any doors you safely can as you are leaving the house or building. Provide any helpful information to the Fire Department you can: Where the fire is located in the house or building If anyone is still in the house or building and where they might be located Any hazards that might be in the house or building Smoke Detectors This message provides information on smoke detectors. The Guam Fire Department recommends installing smoke detectors in all hallways and bedrooms in your home. Smoke detector devices should bear the Underwriters Laboratories seal. We recommend you follow the manufacturer's installation instructions. Battery operated smoke detectors should be maintained by replacing the batteries twice a year. Choose a specific date like the change of daylight saving time or perhaps a holiday. If the device makes a chirping sound it is usually a low battery indicator or the smoke sensor wearing out. If the detector alarm Smoke detectors have a test button which can be pressed to test if the battery is working. You could also use this test button to conduct a fire drill with your family. We recommend you conduct a fire drill with you family once a year.