Community Risk Reduction Division (Formerly Fire Prevention Division)

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301 North First Street, Alhambra 91801
Phone: 626-570-5193
hollyc@cityofalhambra.org
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Two officers looking at a plan on paper

COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION DIVISION 

DIVISION RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Community Risk Reduction 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 COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION DIVISION:

ISSUES FIRE SAFETY PERMITS - 626-570-5193

  • Processes applications for fire safety permits for:
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Fire alarm systems and tenant improvements
  • Underground tank installation and/or removal
  • Open or religious burning  Requirements
  • Carnivals and fairs, including tents or canopies exceeding 400 square feet    Requirements  /  Permit Application 
  • Hot Work Requirements/Application
  • Certain types/quantities of hazardous materials storage
  • Pyrotechnic activities and model rocket events Regulations for Fireworks Stands 

Architectural Plans

As part of the process of obtaining a construction permit, applicants must submit architectural plans to the Building Department to be routed to the Fire Department for approval. The Fire Department reviews plans for new construction and tenant improvement of commercial, residential, fire safety access plans, and solar plan submittals. Plans must contain all information required by the appropriate Code or NFPA Standards and Alhambra Municipal Code requirements. Fees will be due at time of approval which will include the Fire Department's cost of initial plan review and inspections. Additional fees may be required for necessary plan resubmittals and re­inspections. 

Fire Protection Plans

The Fire Department requires submittal of fire protection plans for the approval of fire protection systems as required in the architectural plan review process. The Fire Department reviews plans for fire sprinklers, fire alarms, suppression, and other related systems. The applicant must submit three complete sets of plans, calculations, specifications, and data sheets. Plans must contain all information required by the appropriate Code or NFPA Standards and Alhambra Municipal Code requirements. Fees will be due at time of approval and permit issuance which will include the Fire Department's cost of initial plan review and inspections. Additional fees may be required for necessary plan resubmittals and re-inspections. Click here for the Permit Application.

CONDUCTS FIRE INSPECTIONS - 626-570-5193

The Fire Department provides inspections for new business license in order to obtain a certificate of occupancy. Additional inspections include state license fire clearance, the construction/installation of fire sprinkler, fire alarm, fire suppression systems, general fire hazard, underground storage tank, and other fire safety related matters.

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 323-8382345. Visit their website at: https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/hhmd-2/hazardous-materials-program-2/

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS:  

● Fire Safety House - A 35-foot mobile trailer is used to demonstrateto children a simulated fire-like condition in a controlled home environment.The trailer is equipped with a nontoxic smoke system, heated door, simulated9-1-1 emergency phone system, fully-equipped kitchen, bedroom, smoke detectors,and an emergency window ladder. This fully equipped trailer allows for safetylessons and the practice of escape techniques in a realistic environment. Themobile classroom is available for use at local schools, community functions,and special events as scheduling permits.

● Fire Safety Presentations – Free presentations are available topre-schools, elementary schools, medical facilities, elderly care facilities,service club meetings, career day fairs, special school events, fire drills,and community events. The department's mascot, "Sparky the Fire Dog"(a furry, six-foot Dalmatian costume worn by one of our personnel) may be availablefor children's school and community events. Fire inspectors also conducthands-on classes in the use of portable fire extinguishers, enablingparticipants to extinguish a live fire. These presentations may be scheduled bycalling the Administrative Office at 626-570-5190.

● Fire Station Tours – Free tours can be arranged by calling626-570-5190. The caller will be referred to the appropriate station captain toset up a date and time. Tour attendees will be shown the fire fighters’ livingquarters while on duty, apparatus, and equipment.

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