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Fire Prevention

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One of the most important functions for the Los Angeles Fire Department is fire prevention. This includes both enforcement and education programs. LAFD inspectors work with homeowners and business executives to ensure that the LAFD Fire Code is followed. These programs have a proven track record relative to reducing the losses from fire.

  • Fire Prevention Information
    Looking for Fire Prevention Policies, Regulations, and other Units? [ Click Here- Fire Prevention mini website ]
  • Office of the Fire Marshal
    The Fire Marshal is responsible for all fire prevention activities within the City of Los Angeles. Fire prevention is one of the most interactive mechanisms the department has with the public. Every citizen can become involved in fire prevention and the results could save a home, or a life.
  • Fire Code

    The Fire Code is a component of the overall Los Angeles Municipal Code and is a combination of the California Fire Code and the Los Angeles amendments. The Adoption Ordinance directs how the code was adopted by telling which sections of the California Fire Code were adopted and any changes that were made to it.
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has provided a link to the Los Angeles Fire Code Adoption and a link to the California Fire Code for your convenience.

  • Brush Clearance
    The canyons of Los Angeles are always a challenge in terms of fire safety. In addition to obvious brushy hillsides, there are multiple types of fire hazards that exist because of ornamental vegetation. The Los Angeles Fire Department works year-round to ensure those with this type of shrubbery obey the Fire Code relative to clearance and care.
  • Public Assemblage and Special Events
    The Public Assemblage Units are responsible for the inspections of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, theaters, stadiums, arenas, and other places of public gatherings.  Your Public assemblage inspector is available to help with questions regarding occupant load, exiting, special extinguishing systems and any other questions you may have.  After hours they provide oversight for compliance with approved occupant load standards.
    In addition the Public Assemblage Units are the primary contact for special events within the city for circuses, street carnivals, tent permits, temporary change of use, or other gatherings in access of 50 people.
  • Schools, Churches and Institutions
    The Schools, Churches and Institutions Units are responsible for the Inspection of all Public, Private and Charter schools in the city of Los Angeles. We also are responsible for Inspecting Los Angeles Unified Schools District schools, churches with over 750 attendees, Jails and residential care facilities. There are 2 offices to serve you, downtown Los Angeles and our Valley location. The Schools, Churches and Institutions tab has useful information such as, contact info, maps, Inspectors names and areas they are responsible to Inspect. We enforce Title 19, Health and Safety Codes, California Building Codes and Fire Codes.
  • CUPA
    In compliance with state guidelines, each governmental agency designated by the State of California as a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) is authorized to apply statewide standards to each facility within its jurisdiction that treats on site or generates hazardous waste, operates underground storage tanks, or stores hazardous materials.
    CUPA's are mandated by the State to establish a single billing statement process for the collection of the fees and surcharges associated with the practices of each of the regulated businesses. Some agencies designated as CUPA's collect billing information directly from the facilities themselves. On the other hand, billing information can be supplied to the CUPA by each Participating Agency (PA) that falls within the jurisdiction of that CUPA and that regulates businesses under the Unified Program.
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