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The Fire Prevention Division

Managed by Fire Marshal Ed Foster. The Division is responsible for the implementation of adopted codes and standards as they relate to new and future development. This function includes, but is not limited to: plan review, new construction inspection, addressing and certifying of occupancies. The Division inspects existing occupancies for main compliance according to adopted fire codes and requirements as well as aspects of the California Environmental Protection Agency regulations of hazardous materials generators

The District implements a vegetation fuel management program in the designated high fire hazard zones of the Fire District. As part of the Fire Prevention mission, the Division is responsible for the determination of fire cause.

The Fire Prevention Division is composed of a civilian Fire Marshal, one full-time civilian Fire Prevention Officer I, one Part-Time civilian Fire Prevention Officer I.

The duties of the Prevention Officers include:  business inspections, hazardous materials inspections, site plan review and plan checks, site visits, Fire Code permit issuance and code enforcement, enhancement of public safety and reduction of property loss through education, and emergency response to all risk incidents.

Other responsibilities include: working with the City of Carpinteria to create the city's Muti-Hazard Functional Plan and creation of the Districts Local Hazard Mitigation plan.


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