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Community Risk Reduction

Have you ever heard the phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? This quote is by Benjamin Franklin, and he was referring to fire prevention. Franklin believed it was better to prevent fires rather than rebuilding entire communities after a devastating fire.

Community risk reduction plays a crucial part in reducing fires, along with keeping families, businesses and neighbors from experiencing tragic events. The Horace Rural Fire Protection District holds a high value to fire prevention. Our district has a Delegation of Authority agreement with the North Dakota State Fire Marshal’s Office, which means that if there are questions regarding fire codes, installations, etc., those questions can be directed to the Horace Rural Fire Protection District. Chief Mahoney, Chief Dirk and Fire Inspector Hetland are the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) when a matter involves fire code compliance in our district.

Our District has adopted the 2021 International Fire Code (IFC). The purpose of the IFC is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises. The IFC also provides a reasonable level of safety to firefighters and first responders during emergency operations. Unfortunately, many fire codes in place are the results of tragic incidents. Past experiences teach us what systems in place seem to be working and which procedures and building constructions need to be modified.

The Horace Rural Fire Protection District is here to serve residents and businesses in our community. We are here to educate and would like to understand the needs and wants of our community. If you have any questions, concerns, wondering what services and programs we have, or would simply like to meet with us and visit the station, please reach out! We look forward to meeting you.

You can contact us by calling 701-282-8800, emailing us at admin@horacefire.com or dropping by the station at 413 Main Street, Horace, ND 58047.