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Create safe and protected communities

Prepare your community for unexpected incidents.

Accela’s Fire Prevention Solution is a complete system for managing permitting and inspections for fire departments. It helps modernize inspections, plan review and permit processing so fire staff can focus on protecting the community, not pushing paperwork.

The Civic Application for Fire Prevention comes in three levels: Essentials, Extended and Enterprise, and can be run in the cloud or on your premises. The solution aligns your fire department’s regulatory activities so you can track progress towards goals, streamline inspections and improve visibility for property owners. 


Fire Prevention Levels


The Accela Civic Application for Fire Prevention is a pre-packaged solution built for fire departments, and offered at three levels: Essentials, Extended, or Enterprise.

The levels allow you to choose the best option for your budget and needs, while gaining best practices from Accela’s fire prevention expertise.

Each level features industry-leading tools, including a modern mobile inspection app, permit processing in the cloud, and a public portal to improve access for property owners.


Fire Prevention Essentials is perfect for smaller agencies, or those that want to get online and mobile quickly. The pre-built functionality included in Essentials allows your department to leverage best practices to be installed quickly, and on budget.


Fire Prevention Extended is best for fire departments faced with complex workflows and operations across divisions. The Extended level builds on Essentials to offer a higher level of customization, workflow tracking and automation to digitize tedious processes that lead to backlogs and errors in data.


The Fire Prevention Enterprise offering is best suited for larger and more complex fire departments with specialized needs. It is fully-featured and offers greater flexibility, extensibility, and customization over time.


Online citizen portal

Property owners can submit fire permit applications, schedule occupancy inspections, pay fees and track the progress of their project in the online portal, helping reduce the burden on administrative staff in manually processes requests.

Built-in reporting

Fire department leaders can utilize pre-built and customizable reports to track department goals on inspection coverage, staffing levels and generally how the department is performing across district, station and program.

GIS mapping

Utilize ESRI’s ArcGIS Online to produce interactive maps, with options for buffering around hot spots and areas of concern and inspection routing – making location-based data easier to understand.

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An easy-to-use, modern mobile app included with each level offers pre-built checklists, offline mode, the ability to view past inspection data while in the field and options for tracking inventory and other specialized inspection types. Available for iOS and Android.

tab-feature-proc-automation tab-feature-proc-automation Process automation

Process automation available in the Essentials and Enterprise levels help automate tedious tasks and complex workflows that result in long processes timelines for fire permit reviews and lagging inspection rates.


“Inspectors don’t have to call-in or come back to the office to look at paperwork or research data anymore. It’s all done from the field, which is important because the other city departments involved aren’t held up by our process.”

-Jackie Lankhorst, Permit Technician, City of Moreno Valley



Simple and complex fire inspections are streamlined when inspectors have access to prior inspection history in the field, can work offline and share inspection results with property owners in real-time – all from an easy-to-use mobile application.

Improve efficiency and visibility on projects with options for workflow tracking for both back-office staff and available to property owners that ensure everyone is on the same page, helping reduce status inquiries and lost paperwork.

Fire captains and supervisors have the option to set up rules to help with inspector scheduling, and ensuring coverage across shifts, fire houses, inspector expertise and even vacation schedules.

Accela Fire Prevention is built with deep domain experience, allowing the system to be set up faster, and with best practices included – helping agencies minimize downtime during a new implementation.

Increase cost-recovery when property owners are prompted to pay fees on time with  options for automatic notifications, and paying fees online is easier than ever through the online public portal.

Interested in learning more? Find out how the Accela Civic Application for Fire Prevention can reinforce your community’s safety and preparedness.

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