Fire Prevention - Safety Services
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.
Permits & Entertainment
Tents and temporary membrane structures having an area in excess of 200 square feet, and canopies, in excess of 400 square feet are regulated under the California Fire Code. Permits are issued for a period of not more than 180 days within a 12 month period on a single premises. A plot plan must accompany the permit application and an inspection and approval must be received prior to operation.
Permits & Interior
Commercial Hood Suppression System for new installation as well as modification require review and approval by Fire Prevention Service Department. The review involved plan check approval and installation inspection. Obtain permits and submit plans to the Fire Prevention Service Department at 1600 Truxtun Ave, Suite 401. Commercial Hood System must be maintained and cleaned regularly. Certification of the required routine maintenance must be forwarded to Fire Prevention Service Department.
Spray Booth installations require review and approval by the Fire Prevention Service Department. The review involves plan check approval, and installation inspection.
High-Piled Combustible Storage. High-piled combustible storage is storage of combustible materials in closely packed piles or combustible materials on pallets, in racks or on shelves where the top of storage is greater than 12 feet (3658 mm) in height. When required by the chief, high-piled combustible storage also includes certain high- hazard commodities, such as rubber tires, Group A plastics, flammable liquids, idle pallets and similar commodities, where the top of storage is greater than 6 feet (1829 mm) in height.
Buildings containing high-piled combustible storage shall be in accordance with Article 81. In addition to the requirements of Article 81, aerosols shall be in accordance with Article 88, flammable and combustible liquids shall be in accordance with Article 79, and hazardous materials shall be in accordance with Article 80.
Storage of combustible paper records shall be in accordance with Article 81 and CFC Standard 81-4
Construction & Modification
Sprinkler Systems required by the existing Fire and Building codes will be review and approved by Fire Prevention Services. These requirements apply to both new construction and tenant modification. Fees are based on area of coverage.
Fire Alarm and Detection Systems required by existing Fire and Building codes for both new construction and tenant improvement are subject to review by the Fire Prevention Service Department. This review involved plan