Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Division

The Fire Department utilizes a line battalion chief as a fire marshal to oversee the Fire Prevention Division. The full fire prevention program includes:

  • Development, interpretation, and enforcement of codes
  • Review of construction plans
  • Testing of fire protection systems
  • Abatement of identified hazards
  • Educational programs for the public

A key component of this effort is vegetation management (on both public and private lands) to minimize the effects of a wildland / urban interface fire, and resulting structural conflagration. A fire prevention officer provides code enforcement, specialized inspections, and coordination of the department’s line and staff prevention duties.

Fire Permit Application - for Fire Permits though the City's BUILDING Permit Counter

No deferred submittal of fire suppression and fire alarm systems. Fire sprinkler and alarm permits need to be applied for and submitted at the same time as the building permit application is submitted. 


To schedule a fire permit inspection, please fill out our Fire Permit Inspection Request Form.

Please call 510-215-4457 with questions regarding fire inspections.