Fire Prevention Division
The City of Carlsbad Fire Prevention Division focuses on educating the community about the benefits of proper safety practices and identifying and eliminating all types of hazardous conditions, which pose a threat to life, the environment and property.
Fire Prevention has proven to be the most effective way to reduce fire losses through education, engineering and enforcement.
To meet this goal, Fire Prevention's responsibilities include:
Plan checks and inspections
Investigation of fire and safety code complaints and violations
Testing of fire protection systems
Special event inspections and code enforcement
Safety starts with individual responsibility. Most accidents can be prevented or minimized by following a few safety practices. It’s as simple as installing a smoke alarm or performing maintenance on a furnace. Too many people believe that a home fire won't happen to them. Somehow the odds do not include them. Unfortunately, the City of Carlsbad Fire Department responds to preventable accidents every day.
The fire safety information provided here are useful tips on how to prevent the common causes of fire and injuries and accidents in the home.
Brush and Wildfire Protection
More than half of the state's 101 million acres is covered with flammable vegetation, making California the highest fire-risk area in the United States.
Ninety five percent of all wildfires are caused by people. As more people move to and vacation in the state's fire prone urban wildland interface areas (where housing tracts meet rolling foothills and mountainous areas), the risk to life and property increases. The climate, topography and occasional extreme winds make the San Diego County area particularly vulnerable to wildfires.
Fortunately, there are many things that the residents of Carlsbad, who live in a wildland area, can do to protect their property. Fire protection is everyone's responsibility. This information is intended to provide recommendations on how to make homes as safe as possible from the wildland fire threat. Click here to view the "Defend your home against wildfires" brochure.
Following a fire, there may be experiences of many inconveniences and temporary changes to life style. The information below will aid in recovery and provide some piece of mind when dealing with this difficult situation.