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Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Redwood City Fire Prevention Bureau comprises of the following personnel:

  • Fire Marshal (shared with San Carlos Fire Department)
  • 2 Deputy Fire Marshals
  • Fire Prevention Secretary

The functions of the Fire Prevention Bureau include the following:

  • Fire Safety Plan Review
  • Fire Inspection of new and existing construction
  • Consultation with prospective developers and builders on public safety issues
  • Fire Investigation
  • Mitigating complaints and other fire hazards
  • Fire Public Education
  • Participate in community outreach programs
  • Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Program

Deputy Fire Marshal:

A Deputy Fire Marshal possesses a combination of experience and education in the following areas:

  • Fire inspections
  • Fire investigations
  • Determining Origin and Cause of fires
  • Collecting and properly handling evidence
  • Ability to testify and present evidence in court
  • Ability to develop and implement community fire prevention programs
  • Interpret and enforce applicable codes, ordinances and laws
  • Knowledge of fire and life safety systems including, but not limited to fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, fire alarms systems
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