The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for developing and
implementing programs and policies that prevent or reduce the magnitude
of emergency occurrences, such as loss of property and life, personal
injury or environmental damage. In addition, the Fire Prevention
Division reviews permits, and the proper installation of fire sprinkler,
fire alarm, and fire suppression systems.
Fire inspectors conduct
inspections during different phases of construction projects to ensure
that current codes and standards are followed.
The City Hazardous Materials Specialists provide inspection services
for the hazardous materials regulatory programs including underground
storage tanks and commercial business use of flammable and combustible
liquids and other hazardous materials.
California Fire Code requires all buildings, devices, receptacles, and/or spaces utilized in the storage, transfer and application of hazardous materials to receive prior authorization from the Fire Prevention Division.