The Fire Prevention Division's main objective is to educate the community and reduce the risk of fire thus protecting the lives, welfare, and economic vitality of our community. We do this by providing a variety of services such as:
Plan checks and inspections
Investigation of fire and safety code complaints and violations
Testing of fire protection systems
Issuing permits for operations involving fire safety
Fire Code enforcement
The Fire Prevention Division is composed of highly trained and dedicated professionals consisting of:
1 Administrative Assistant
5 Fire Prevention Inspectors
1 Deputy Fire Marshal
1 Fire Marshal
We have moved and are now located at the Modesto Fire Department Administration Office, just a few blocks from Tenth Street Place where you can find the City and County Building and Planning Departments.
A Deputy Fire Marshal reviews plans and specifications to ensure compliance with the fire protection and life-safety provisions of the Codes adopted at State and Local level.
An important part of fire prevention is record keeping. Keeping records and files on all uses regulated by the California Fire Code provides the fire official with information on what, where, how or when specific hazards are installed, stored or used.
The permit process assists Modesto Fire Department personnel in regulating occupancies that store or use hazardous materials.
Fire Prevention Education
For information about Fire Prevention Education please contact us at (209) 571-5553. You may also contact the United States Fire Administration website.
Please stop by our office! Call, write, or FAX us if we can assist you with any fire safety matter.