Fire Safety & Sanitation
The Fire/Safety and Sanitation Deputy is responsible for the cleanliness of the jail and maintaining the safety of the jail. The Fire/Safety and Sanitation Deputy works closely with the Fire Department and Health Department to ensure all fire codes and health department regulations are followed.
American Correctional Association Accreditation
The Detention Bureau is American Correctional Association (ACA) accredited. The work of the Fire/Safety and Sanitation Deputy is instrumental in making this accreditation possible. The Fire/Safety and Sanitation Deputy conducts and coordinates daily, weekly, and monthly inspections in addition to health and fire inspections. The Fire/Safety and Sanitation Deputy is responsible for overseeing and monitoring health and maintenance concerns within the facility.
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
A critical responsibility of the Fire/Safety and Sanitation Deputy is maintaining and auditing fire extinguishers and Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA) throughout the Sheriff's Office, the Sheriff's Annex and the Pueblo West Substation. The Fire/Safety and Sanitation Deputy inspects all fire related equipment including fire extinguishers and SCBAs and ensures that all equipment is in working order. If a fire extinguisher or SCBA needs repair, maintenance, or to be replaced, the Fire/Safety and Sanitation Deputy coordinates the necessary action.
The Fire/Safety Officer is in charge of making purchases and seeking out new products to increase the safety and productivity of the jail. It is an ongoing task of the Fire/Safety Officer to be aware of and look for ways to make the jail safer and more efficient.