Fire Prevention Services
The Prevention Services Division consist of the Fire Safety Services and Environmental Services groups. This Division functions as the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for state and federal environmental regulation as well as services of the Fire Prevention Services Division.
Fire Prevention is located at Fire Station #1, 2101 H Street.
The duties of the planning technicians are to keep track of new streets and building construction, for the purpose of developing and modifying response maps which are used by fire station crews when responding to emergencies in our community. These maps not only show street locations but, also include fire hydrants and significant complexes such as schools, fire stations, large shopping centers and industrial sites. The fire hydrant information is also available to the public for determining fire flow needs and installation of fire sprinkler systems where required. Special Services also develops maps relating to data compiled on fire incidents, false alarms and major fire events. This information is used as a planning tool by staff for the future growth of the Fire Service.
Fire Prevention Links
- On-Line California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)
- Search Bakersfield Fire Code
- Emergency Communications
- Environmental Services
- Safety Services
- Site Plan Reviews
- Risk Managment Plan
Code Enforcement and Compliance
All new construction site plans blueprint and fire protectin system plans as well as underground and aboveground hazardous material storage plans, hazardous material, business plans, chemical inventories, on sight, hazardous plans and risk management plans are routed through this office for code enforcement and ordinance compliance.
Fire Prevention's Forms
Fire prevention offers many forms online via the internet for download and printing. Forms regarding construction, permits, tank storage, etc may be located on the Fire Department's Forms webpage.
Smoke Free Environment
Assembly Bill 13 (AB13) California's Law for a Smoke-free Workplace Law (Labor Code Section 6404.5) prohibits smoking in "enclosed" workplaces. Specifically, the law states, "No employer shall knowingly or intentionally permit, and no person shall engage in, the smoking of tobacco products in an enclosed space at a place of employment.