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Fire Prevention Division

Checking Protection SystemsThe purpose of the Chula Vista Fire Prevention Division is to provide services aimed at reducing the risk of fire and injuries to the public. These services are provided through the administration of Fire Safety Engineering, Fire Code Inspection, Fire Investigation and Public Education Programs to the community while maintaining a commitment to excellence in an atmosphere of courtesy, integrity, and respect for diversity.

The Fire Marshal is responsible for the Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division. The prevention division consists of the Fire Marshal, Fire Prevention Engineer, Senior Fire Inspector and Fire Inspectors. Together, ensure public safety is maintained by accomplishing the following duties:

  • Adopts and enforces codes and ordinances relative to fire and life safety issues associated with commercial, industrial, and residential development.
  • Coordinates the inspection of commercial buildings, enforces hazardous materials regulations.
  • Works with developers and City planning departments on development projects impacting fire protection services, from conception through planning process approval.
  • Conducts new construction inspections, fire safety inspections, and State Fire Marshal-required inspections (including high rise, jail, board and care, and day care inspections), and enforces applicable fire codes and ordinances.
  • Interacts with developers, architects, and engineers to meet the fire protection requirements for buildings and developments by reviewing all architectural blue prints, development plans, and proposals submitted in the City of Chula Vista.
  • Conducts an inventory program of hazardous materials stored, handled, and used within the City of Chula Vista, and maintains related information on a data base accessible to emergency responders in the event of an emergency.
  • Conducts Fire Code inspections, assists in reducing risks associated with the use of hazardous materials in the community.
  • Investigates fires to determine their cause, prepares arson cases for the district attorney, and initiates actions to recover costs for negligently caused fires.
    Develops and maintains a fire-safe corridor between the wildland and community developments through fuel modifications and inspections.




 

 

 

 

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