The address for the Fire Prevention Bureau is 201 South Anaheim Bl., Suite 300, Anaheim, CA, 92805. We are located between Lincoln Avenue and Broadway, west of Anaheim Bl. in the Anaheim West Tower. We are open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. Our phone number is 714/765-4040 and our fax number is 714/765-4608.
Life Safety Section
The Life Safety Section consists of one Deputy Fire Marshal, one Fire Safety Specialist, five Fire Inspectors, and two support staff.
Life Safety Section of the Fire Prevention Bureau provides a number of services to the community. These services include fire safety inspections; fire code permits; fire and building code plan reviews for new construction inspection services and fire protection systems . The Section also coordinates the Knox-box program , private hydrant-testing program and responds to citizen complaints . This section also regulates trade shows; Carnivals, Fairs and Outdoor Assemblies ; and permits for pyrotechnic displays ; Tents, Canopies and Temporary Membrane Structures , and other types of by the Fire Code .
Other activities include providing advanced planning reviews and consultations for major projects and establishing mitigation measures for environmental impact reports. This section also coordinates the Weed Abatement program for the city, and inspections, and reviews for the wildland urban interface area of the city designated as the The Environmental Protection Section also responds to of all documents related to the fire department inspection activities that are public record.
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Hazardous Materials Section
Fire Safety Inspection Services
Fire safety inspections are conducted by Fire Inspectors of the Fire Prevention Bureau and by Firefighters. The Fire Inspectors inspect large facilities, board and care homes, hospitals, high-rise buildings and schools. These inspections are conducted annually. The Firefighters inspect a wide variety of businesses annually and most small businesses every three years. The Life Safety Section coordinates all fire safety inspections throughout the city.
One-Time User Permits and Special Events
Fire and Building Code Plan Review
Plan review services are provided for the review and approval of all types of fire protection systems , high-piled storage , fuel modification plans and certain types of architectural plans for new construction. Plans must be approved, and a permit issued, prior to installation and/or construction. A Fire Department representative is available at 1:30 daily in the Anaheim Permit Assistance Center to answer questions and conduct over-the counter plan reviews for certain small building permit submittals. All other submittals for building permits are submitted directly to the Building Division and are automatically routed to the Fire Department for review. All fire protection systems submittals are submitted directly to the Fire Department. The Fire Department strives to maintain a two-week turnaround on plans submitted for review. You may contact our representative with your questions at 714/765-4067.
New Construction Inspection Services
There are two categories of new construction inspections conducted by the Life Safety Section, building permit inspections and fire protection systems permit inspections. The Life Safety Section conducts final inspections for all building permits that have been reviewed and approved by the Fire Department. A Fire Department final inspection is required before a Certificate of Occupancy or a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy can be issued by the Building Division.
Final Fire inspections are conducted after all fire protection systems have been tested and accepted by the Fire Department. Final Fire inspections can be arranged by calling (714) 765-4040. A Certificate of Occupancy will be authorized by the Fire Department only after all life safety requirements have been satisfied.
The following types of fire protection systems inspections are conducted by the Fire Department:
UNDERGROUND FIRELINES: Rough/hydrostatic and flush test
FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS: Rough/hydrostatic test, and final inspection
FIRE ALARMS – Full system test is required, a wiring (rough) inspection is not required
PRIVATE FIRE HYDRANTS – Rough/hydrostatic and flush test
FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS – Discharge or balloon test with utility shutdown
SPRAY BOOTHS – Final inspection only, see Fire Extinguishing Systems if not sprinklered
STANDPIPE SYSTEMS –Rough/hydrostatic and flow test of most demanding area
FIRE PUMPS – Final acceptance test with installing contractor, fire pump and controller manufacturer’s representatives, building owner and general contractor present.
ABOVE GROUND STORAGE TANKS: Final inspection
LPG TANKS: Final inspection
MEDICAL GAS SYSTEMS: Pressure test and Final inspection
HIGH-PILED COMBUSTIBLE STORAGE SYSTEMS: Final inspection
FUEL MODIFICATION: Final inspection
Inspections should be arranged 48 hours in advance by calling (714) 765-4040
The KNOX-BOX® rapid entry system is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and fire departments. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, Knox products allow immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security Knox-Boxes mounted near building entrances. Each Knox-Box purchased by a property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by the fire department.
In addition to key boxes and vaults, Knox padlocks and key switches operate with the same master key. There are so many gated communities today that fire and police departments are delayed when responding to emergency calls. Increased property damage and even total loss is a threat when property is not accessible.
The Knox Rapid Entry System was developed to save property and lives. Knox products may be ordered directly through the Knox Corporation at www.knoxbox.com or by calling 800/562-5669. The Life Safety Section is responsible for coordinating all installations of Knox products.
Private Hydrant Testing Program
To assure proper functioning of privately owned fire hydrants, the Anaheim Fire Department has the private hydrant-testing program. The owners of any premises on which private hydrants are installed, shall have the hydrants tested by a company that has demonstrated competency in this field to the Anaheim Fire Department. The hydrants shall be tested every two years or immediately after relocation or repair. After the hydrants have been tested, a report is completed by the testing company and filed with the Anaheim Fire Department.
Reporting Fire Code Violations
The Life Safety Section will investigate all complaints regarding fire code violations. Complaints may remain anonymous; if a name and telephone number is provided, the fire department will report the results of the investigation to the caller. Complaints should be submitted to (714) 765-4040 or online at Anaheim Anytime..
Trade Show Services
The Life Safety Section reviews trade show floor plans, conducts inspections, and issues Exhibitor Permit Application for shows at the Convention Center, the Honda Center, and hotels in Anaheim. The trade show decorator usually submits floor plans, and the trade show fire inspector reviews the plans. A Decorator Permit Application is completed by the decorator and submitted along with the plans to the Fire Prevention Bureau. Inspections are conducted prior to the opening of a show and during the show. Additional information can be found here for exhibitors, decorators, and Anaheim Convention Center Specifications, Disneyland Hotel Specifications, and Mariott Event Requirements
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For additional information, you may contact the Trade Show Fire Inspector at (714) 765-4040 or fax us at (714) 765-4608.
A. MAINTAIN A 10' CLEARANCE FROM TREES TO ALL CHIMNEY OUTLETS
B. PROVIDE/MAINTAIN SPARK ARRESTOR ON CHIMNEY
C. CLEAR ROOF OF ALL COMBUSTIBLE LEAVES AND NEEDLES
D. PROVIDE ADDRESS THAT'S CLEARLY VISIBLE FROM THE STREET
E. CLEAR COMBUSTIBLE VEGETATION 100' OR MORE
F. MAINTAIN CLEAR ACCESS ROAD AND DRIVEWAY
PROPERTY MUST BE MAINTAINED IN A FIRE-SAFE CONDITION THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
The fire department is currently conducting fire safety inspections in the wildland/urban interface area of the city. These inspections, in accordance with requirements of the California Fire Code are conducted to help prevent a potentially devastating wildland fire in your community. All residents are urged to protect their family and property by following the Hazard Reduction Guidelines listed below.
HAZARD REDUCTION SAFETY CHECKLIST
Clear branches and tree limbs a minimum of 10' from all chimneys.
Provide a spark arrestor on all chimneys-screen must be 1/2" mesh.
Be sure street address is clearly posted and contrasting in color to background.
To better protect your property during the extra hazardous conditions of this fire season, all dry weeds, brush, rubbish, dry leaves, and dead trees on your property must be cleared for a distance of 100' or more from all structures.
The minimum unobstructed width of a fire apparatus access road shall not be less than 20'.
Maintain an overhead clearance of 13'6" of brush and trees above roads.
Maintain a minimum of 10' clearance around LPG tanks.
Install protection posts around LPG tanks if the possibility of vehicle damage exists.
Approved spark arrestors are required on exhaust systems of off road vehicles, motorcycles, tractors, and most other equipment.
Clear all leaves, pine needles, and debris from all roofs.
FOR YOUR SAFETY, THE ANAHEIM FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING HAZARD REDUCTION INSPECTIONS IN THE WILDLAND/URBAN INTERFACE AREA. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES YOU TO BEGIN PROTECTING YOUR COMMUNITY BY FOLLOWING THE ABOVE GUIDELINES.
Public Records Requests
The Environmental Protection Section is responsible for providing copies of fire department records, excluding paramedic reports, to the public. A nominal fee is charged. The records available for review include underground storage tank records, fire inspection records, chemical disclosure information and fire investigation information. A request for records form is required to obtain copies. Requests can be faxed to (714) 765-4608. For information on underground storage tank soil remediation, contact the City of Anaheim Utilities Department at (714) 765-4053