The Fire Department utilizes a line battalion chief as a fire marshal to oversee the Fire Prevention Division. The full fire prevention program includes:
Development, interpretation, and enforcement of codes
Review of construction plans
Testing of fire protection systems
Abatement of identified hazards
Educational programs for the public
A key component of this effort is vegetation management (on both public and private lands) to minimize the effects of a wildland / urban interface fire, and resulting structural conflagration. A fire prevention officer provides code enforcement, specialized inspections, and coordination of the department’s line and staff prevention duties.