Fire Prevention Division
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
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
- Adopts and enforces codes and ordinances relative to fire and
life safety issues associated with commercial, industrial, and
- 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.