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Daniel Berlant

Acting State Fire Marshal
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Looking for information about the Fire Hazard Severity Zones? Visit the new FHSZ website for information about the zones and why they are important, the newly released fire hazard severity zone map, how to enhance your property's fire safety, and frequently asked questions.

Fire Hazard Severity Zones

Seized Fireworks Reporting and Disposal

Health and Safety Code mandates the CAL FIRE - Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) responsibility for the destruction of dangerous and illegal fireworks once they are seized by local fire departments or law enforcement agencies.

Fireworks Seizure Form

In support of the OSFM Engineering & Investigations Division’s ongoing commitment to improving customer service and decreasing wait times, we are pleased to announce that applicants can now Pay Online or by mail-in for their licensing fees. This feature will allow applicants to quickly and easily pay for license application fees from anywhere and significantly reduce time-to-issuance.

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Wildfire Preparedness


On May 6, 2021, fire safety products manufacturer Kidde recalled Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060, and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.


Safety & Procedural Guides

Seized Fireworks Reporting and Disposal Process

Learn the procedures for reporting the seizure of dangerous and illegal fireworks.

AES Certification-Fire Sprinkler Fitter Certification

A basic guidance and information to contractors concerning the renewal process for the Fire Sprinkler Fitter Certifications for the July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 period.