The Annual Facilities Program is an administrative system intended to simplify the permitting and inspection process for facilities by allowing inspectors to review plans and issue permits. Staff consistency allows inspectors to become familiar with the construction history of each facility.
The General Inspections Program is responsible for inspections of existing buildings, state licensed facilities and events. The general inspectors also respond to complaints and to field incidents at the request of the fire commander.
The Fire Prevention's Special Hazards Unit is responsible for inspecting all facilities that store, use, manufacture or handle hazardous materials. The inspections process starts with a program application that contains facility information and hazardous material inventory statement (HMIS) that assist the Special Hazards Unit in determining required assessments and permits. An inspection of the facility is required and all noted correction completed before the permits are issued.
The New Construction Program works in conjunction with the Planning and Development Department to provide inspection service for fire & life safety installations and modifications. Plan review is conducted by Planning and Development and inspections are conducted by fire inspector.