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Contact Fire Prevention for a free (wildland fire) home inspection or to gather more info: 760-723-2010.
The Fire Prevention Bureau is comprised of four full time positions: Division Chief/Fire Marshal and three Fire Protection Specialists. They are ably assisted by District Volunteers. The Bureau is a full service unit involving Public Education, Weed Abatement, Code Enforcement, as well as Fire and Arson Investigation.
For General Questions or complaints about Weeds, Brush or Dumping, please contact our Fire Prevention Bureau directly at:
- A guide explaining what types of fire extinguishers are available, how to use the, where to place them in the home and how to care for and maintain them.
- : A PDF information sheet containing fireplace safety tips for fireplace safety and maintenance, how to safely light a fire and chimney sweeping.
- : A comprehensive source for candle fire safety information and resources that explains how to burn candles safely and how to extinguish them.
- : A public service awareness campaign dedicated to educate San Diegan’s about being prepared for emergencies.
A PDF home fire protection fact sheet offered by Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension, which describes fire statistics, as well as what to do in case of fire and general home fire prevention strategies.
- Through its website, the Fire Safe Council provides educational tools that teach homeowners how to safely landscape their homes, how to prepare for fire season, a homeowner fire safety checklist and a questionnaire titled “How Fire Safe is Your House?”
- .: The National Fire Safety Council, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to distributing educational resources and materials for adults, seniors and children. The organization’s website provides fire safety manuals and information regarding burn prevention, matches, candles and lighters.
- : A member of Safe Kids USA, providing parents, educators and others with tips for child safety.
- A holiday home safety tip page for safe holiday lighting, decorations, entertaining, fireplaces, toys, ornaments, children and pets.
- : In combination with Nemours, KidsHealth offers fire prevention information on topics, such as electrical hazards, portable heaters, kitchen fire risks, the fireplace, cigarettes, matches, lighters, candles, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, in addition to teaching children fire safety skills.
- A resource for creating a fire escape plan, which includes basic guidelines, clearing escape routes, escape planning and fire safety for children’s sleepovers.
- : The site provides comprehensive information and resources for family fire safety tips, a home fire safety checklist, instructions for installing a home sprinkler system and smoke alarm, and a learning center, which offers current fire prevention news.
- : A safety resource that offers general safety tips and articles related to electrical appliances, smoke detectors, lighters and matches, safety rules for children and kitchen, bedroom and fireplace fire precautions.
- : In partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USFA provides home fire prevention information on topics, such as smoke alarms, escape planning, residential fire sprinklers, candle, cooking, heating and electrical safety and fire extinguishers.
: The American Red Cross is the nation’s premier emergency response organization and through its website, the organization offers a fire prevention a safety checklist, in addition to fact sheets related to escape planning, holiday fire prevention, home heating safety, smoke alarms, and child fire safety guidelines.
- : A list of prevention tips that help prevent fire deaths and injuries.
- : A PDF document illustrating the importance of home smoke alarms, where they should be installed, how they operate and how to use them, in addition to the types that are available.
- : Brining Resources to Help You Enhance Fire Protection Your Community Offers.
- : Fire protection and safety information provided through the Residential Fire Safety Institute (RFSI), which is a public interest group committed to promoting fire-safe homes through education. They offer information on how to make homes safe, residential fire sprinkler requirements, as well as fire protection resources.
: Provides tips to prevent drowning in multiple venues, including pools, ocean, buckets and for helping to make “water smart” babies.
- : Think First has programs to educate young people about their personal vulnerability and the importance of making safe choices. The message is: You can have a fun-filled, exciting life, without hurting yourself if you " ThinkFirst." Buckle up. Drive safe and sober. Avoid violent situations. Lower your risk to fall. Wear a helmet. Check the water before you dive. Use your mind to protect your body!
- : A resource that provides educational materials regarding home fire sprinklers, how they work, how to install them and why they’re important, as well as fire safety videos and interactive materials.
- : Resource for Fire Sprinkler Industry and legislation.
- : Provides a resources for Burn Survivor Support, Fire and Burn Prevention, Research and Treatment and Community Services for burn victims and their families, as well as the establishment of the UCSD Burn Center. The BI also provides information on the .
- : TIPS is a volunteer organization of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide immediate emotional and practical support to victims and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy.
- : Informational resources for Wildland safety specific to the San Diego area.
- : A site that provides fire prevention information regarding wildfire safety that ensures the safety of communities and homes, in addition to printable resources, such as brochures, booklets, newsletters and videos.
- : A resource to increase awareness of the wildfire hazards in your region and recommendations from local, state and federal experts on how to reduce your risks to life and property
In an effort to reduce home fire fatalities, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today introduces an online toolkit, "Smart Choices for Smoke Alarm Placement". The toolkit provides fire chiefs, fire officials and public fire educators with materials to educate themselves and their communities about the different types of residential smoke alarms and how the placement of alarms may maximize their utility. The kit was developed in conjunction with Kidde, the largest manufacturer of residential fire-safety products (a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security), with the support of the IAFC’s Fire and Life Safety Section.
The toolkit is available at