The Fire Marshal is responsible for the Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division. The 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.
Accelerant Detection Canine Team
Fire Investigator Darin Golden applied for the State Farm “Arson Dog Program” in 2009 and fortunately was awarded the training scholarship in early 2010. At the end of the academy Darin and Cali earned their certification as a Accelerant Detection Canine team. It must be remembered, that utilizing an Accelerant Detection Dog Team does not replace the need for an Origin and Cause Investigator. The dog is only a tool, but experience has proven that a properly trained dog is the best tool available to find trace evidence of ignitable liquids.
This tremendous sense of smell, which humans cannot duplicate, has afforded law enforcement and fire officials a valuable tool in the fight against arson fires nationwide. Arsonists using accelerants will quickly discover that these "canine detectives" are their worst enemy. Many have been arrested and convicted with evidence discovered by accelerant-detecting canines and many more will be in the future.
|FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION STAFF
||NAME | EMAIL||PHONE|
|Fire Marshal||Justin Gipson||(619) 691-5029|
|Senior Fire Inspectors||Darin Golden||(619) 409-5968|
|Fire Inspectors||Adam Beardsley
|Maggie Greene||(619) 409-5851|
|Fire Prevention Aide
To schedule Fire Inspections please call (619) 691-5029
CHULA VISTA FIRE DEPARTMENT
Fire Prevention Division
Public Services North, Building C
276 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Monday through Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM