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Accomplishments FY 2014/2015

  • Performed over 650 construction related inspections within four working days following the request.
  • Completed over 1,000 annual fire inspections in commercial and multi-family occupancies.
  • Completed 21 high rise building inspections. 
  • Identified and issued notices for over 600 fire code violations.
  • Performed over 800 plan reviews (approximately 50% of these plan checks were accelerated).
  • Performed over 50 contractor requested off-hours inspections.
  • Performed four fire prevention training and fire code updates for suppression personnel.
  • Provided fire extinguisher training and emergency evacuation planning for over 20 businesses in the City.
  • Chaired meetings of the Industrial Fire Prevention Committee and the High Rise Committee. The committees meet to enhance communications between the Department, High Rise building owners/operators, and Industrial Fire Departments/Fire Prevention Bureaus.
  • Continued monthly meetings with Boeing Satellite Systems Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon Company to discuss ongoing and future fire prevention projects: provide timely communication and clarification of fire code regulations and requirements. 
  • Participated in the South Bay Fire Chiefs Association, Fire Prevention Officers Section, participating and hosting meetings and fire prevention training, to have networking between South Bay fire departments to provide consistency in the South Bay for fire code enforcement.
  • Staff participated with the California State Fire Marshals Office Advisory Committees on Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems and Fire Extinguishers.  The advisory committees provide comment and recommendations to the State Fire Marshal on proposed regulations and changes in model codes affecting fire sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers.  The Division’s participation has provided the Fire Marshals Office with insight on our industry’s concerns and costs to comply with recently adopted regulations and proposed regulations.

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