The Fire Prevention Division is tasked with protecting the community before the event of an emergency through efforts to prevent fires and other hazardous conditions that could impact life, property, and community and encouraging and promoting education of proper fire safety and prevention practices. These efforts are divided into two major programs, fire safety and environmental safety. Activities of these programs are provided under the direction of the Deputy Fire Marshal.
The Fire Prevention Division is staffed by personnel dedicated to increasing safety, preventing or reducing fire losses, explosions, hazardous materials incidents, and ensuring compliance with applicable codes and ordinances to augment fire and life safety for people who live, work, and visit in Monterey Park.
We pursue this objective through seven main services:
- Plan review and new construction
- Fire and life safety inspections
- Commercial and residential occupancy inspections
- Fire investigations
- Hazardous material compliance
- Public education
The Fire Prevention Division is located on the first floor of City Hall, next to the Engineering Division. Inspectors are customarily in the office between 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.