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Health and Safety Code 13110.5

The State Fire Marshal shall gather statistical information on all fires, medical aid incidents, and hazardous materials incidents occurring within this state. The chief fire official of each fire department operated by the state, a city, city and county, fire protection district, organized fire company, or other public or private entity which provides fire protection, shall furnish information and data to the Office of the State Fire Marshal relating to each fire which occurs within his or her area of jurisdiction. The chief fire official of each fire department operated by the state shall, and the chief fire official of fire departments operated by a city, city and county, fire protection district, organized fire company, or other public or private entity which provides fire protection may, also furnish information and data to the Office of the State Fire Marshal relating to medical aid incidents and hazardous materials incidents which occur within their area of jurisdiction. The California State Fire Marshal shall adopt regulations prescribing the scope of the information to be reported, the manner of reporting the information, the forms to be used, the time the information shall be reported, and other requirements and regulations as the California State Fire Marshal determines necessary. The California State Fire Marshal shall annually analyze the information and data reported, compile a report, and disseminate a copy of the report, together with his or her analysis, to each chief fire official in the state. The California State Fire Marshal shall also furnish a copy of his or her report and analysis to the State Emergency Medical Services Authority and any other interested person upon request.

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