Communities throughout the United States have looked to their Fire Department to provide valuable services for their citizens in a myriad of disciplines. These disciplines are essential for communities to develop, grow and prosper. The communities that make up the client base for the Los Angeles County Fire Department enjoy the best services in the world. This Department is world renown and a leader in cutting edge technologies encompassing the operational arena as well as support services. An essential component of this service that the Department provides to our customers in the communities we serve is Fire Prevention.
The Fire Prevention Division focuses on educating the community about the benefits of proper safety practices and identifying and eliminating all types of hazardous conditions, which pose a threat to life, the environment and property.
The Division is under the command of an Assistant Fire Chief designated as the Department’s Fire Marshal. The Fire Prevention Division presently has a total of 175 personnel. The Fire Prevention Division’s five sections are organized to provide the highest quality customer service to fulfill the Department’s mission.
The Fire Department covers a diverse and unique area of responsibilities as related to Fire Prevention. Widespread and diverse activities of commercial, industrial and residential development and operations are processed and inspected. New processes and products must be analyzed and codes and inspections kept current. Numerous and widespread fires must be investigated and the information reentered into the system to update and improve the safety of the community and our personnel.