What We Do

Each of our Divisions is a reflection of our Mission

Code Development and Analysis

The Code Development and Analysis Division reviews all of California's regulations relating to fire and life safety for relevancy, necessity, conflict, duplication and/or overlap. The Division also prepares the California State Fire Marshal's fire and life safety regulations and building standards for review and adoption by the California Building Standards Commission.

Fire Engineering and Investigations

Fire Engineering Division oversees licensing programs and conducts engineering functions for product evaluations and consumer services, utilizing staff with expertise in fire protection engineering and laboratory testing. The Division manages 11 statewide programs, such as Building Materials Listing, Portable Fire Extinguishers, Vapor Recovery, and Fireworks, with primary functions being licensing, product approval, and licensing enforcement.

Pipeline Safety & CUPA

The Pipeline Safety Division is responsible for ensuring the safety of intrastate hazardous liquid pipelines by enforcing federal and state laws. This authority, granted by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), covers pipelines that transport commodities like crude oil and propane within the borders of California, while other state agencies manage various other aspects of petroleum production.

Fire and Life Safety

The Fire and Life Safety Division oversees and enforces fire and panic safety laws in state-owned buildings, specified state-occupied buildings, and state institutions, via plan reviews and inspections for new constructions, existing structures, and special events. The Division also collaborates with the California Fire Service on various code-related issues within their jurisdictions.

Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation

Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Division works with federal, state, and local agencies, Native American tribes, non-profit entities, and other stakeholders to prepare California communities against the devastating effects of wildfire.