Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Division

The Fire Prevention Division works to reduce the risk of fires and safeguards the lives, welfare, and economy of the community through:

  • code enforcement,
  • fire safety education,
  • fire investigation, and
  • special services, such as plan checking and fire code operational permits.


Fire Prevention is managed by a Division Chief, who is also assigned as Fire Marshal. 

Additional sworn personnel include:

  • Fire Captain,
  • Fire Protection Specialist,
  • Arson Investigator, and
  • non-sworn civilians for fire safety inspections, public education, and weed abatement complaints. 
  • Two non-sworn positions also assist with administrative duties.


Fire Prevention Division is located in the Permit Center with Community Development Department, Planning & Engineering Division, and Building & Life Safety Division. This one-stop location streamlines service for both business owners and contractors.


For more information about the fire prevention operational fire permit and plan check applications, please visit our Permit Center web page.


Fire Safety Regulations 


External Links

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Office of the State Fire Marshal - California  

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/1/2018