Inspection and Code Enforcement
The Fire Safety Inspection Program and Code Enforcement Program ensure existing occupancies are in compliance with the appropriate California Building regulations. Businesses and schools can perform regular self-assessments by using one of these checklists and correcting issues:
Vegetation Management - Weed Abatement
The Vegetation Management Program’s primary purpose is to limit the potential sources of fuel for fire through the abatement of combustible rubbish and vegetation to create “defensible space” around properties. “Defensible space” allows firefighters to effectively stop fires from spreading from open space areas to homes and properties. For more information about abatement, visit our Weed Abatement page.
The Plan Review and Construction Inspection Programs are primarily responsible for plan review, new construction inspections, and fire and life safety systems acceptance testing. This testing ensures that life safety systems are installed per the approved plans and will operate as designed when needed.
The Fire Investigation Program is responsible for determining the origin and cause of fires.
The Public Education Program provides a long list of valuable programs to the public to promote and teach fire safety to all ages through a variety of delivery methods. To learn more, visit our Public Safety page.