Fire Prevention

The goal of the Fire Prevention Bureau is to reduce the loss of life and property to the Encinitas community. The basic design for effective firefighting should include practical fire prevention efforts in conjunction with other fire suppression activities. When a strong prevention program is incorporated into the daily routines of firefighters we can expect a reduction in tangible fire loss.

Fire Prevention oversees the business inspection and weed abatement programs, and enforces hazardous materials storage/use and disposal laws. The Bureau also manages all facilities improvements and planning for the Fire Department.

Fire Prevention is responsible for processing plan checks of new construction and remodel projects within the city, and performing acceptance inspections of fire sprinklers (commercial/residential) and special hazards systems for new and remodel development.

The department consists of the Fire Marshal, one (1) Senior Deputy Fire Marshal, two (2) Deputy Fire Marshals, and a Program Assistant.

For more information pertaining to the Fire Prevention Bureau please contact (760) 633-2820, or Fax (760) 943-2226.


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