The Fire Prevention Division provides a wide range of supportive services including:
- the enforcement of local, state and federally mandated regulations;
- conducting fire inspections and determination of cause, and
- keeping the public informed about fire safety and other life-saving issues.
MATTERS HANDLED BY THE FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION:
- ISSUES FIRE SAFETY PERMITS - 626-570-5193
Processes applications for fire safety permits for:
- CONDUCTS PLAN CHECKS - 626-570-5193
As part of the process of obtaining a fire safety permit, applicants must also submit three sets of complete plans for the installation of fire sprinklers, fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems and tenant improvements. Both fire sprinkler and fire alarm plans must also contain three sets of hydraulic calculations and standby battery calculations, respectively. Plans must contain all information required by the appropriate Code or NFPA Standard. Generally, the average inspection turn around time is 3-7 days for most submittals. For simple plans, over-the-counter plan checks can be requested. For fire sprinkler systems, the fee varies according to the designated total number of sprinkler heads and is based on a $50 per hour fee. This fee includes the plan check, underground and weld inspections, (if applicable) hydrostatic tests, rough and final inspections. For all other fire systems, a straight $50 an hour fee will be assessed, and includes all appropriate tests and inspections. Additional inspections or plan resubmittals (due to non-compliance) may require additional fees.
- CONDUCTS FIRE INSPECTIONS - 626-570-5193
Inspections are provided for occupancy, state fire clearance, residential, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, fire suppression systems, general fire hazard, underground tank, and other fire-related inspections. Some inspections require an approved set of plans and/or a permit before an inspection can be scheduled. If possible, 48 hours notice should be given. However, in some cases last-minute inspection requests may be accommodated. Inspections can be scheduled by calling the number listed above.
- HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DISCLOSURE
Effective July 1, 2014, the City of Alhambra is no longer the regulator for the Hazardous Materials Inventory, Emergency Response Business Plans and CalARP Programs. Any questions pertaining to these programs should be directed to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Health Hazardous Materials Division at 323-890-4045. Any questions pertaining to Hazardous Materials billing should be directed to the Los Angeles County Financial Management Division at 323-838-2345. Visit their website at: http://www.fire.lacounty.gov/hhmd.