Code Development and Analysis
Leading the Future of California Code Development for Building Standards to Implement the State's Fire and Life Safety
The State Fire Marshal's Code Development and Analysis Division carefully evaluates California's fire and life safety regulations for relevance, necessity, conflicts, and duplication. It also formulates the state's fire and life safety regulations and building standards, submitted for approval by the California Building Standards Commission.
Research and Development
The Code Development & Analysis Division drives research and innovation for fire prevention. We collaborate closely with industry, government, and academia, sharing research findings to improve firefighter safety and reduce wildfire risks. Our diverse research spans topics like: statutory training, wildfire-resistant structures, vegetation management, home vulnerability, fire-safe design, energy storage, and more. We're dedicated to enhancing fire safety across the board.
Code Development and Analysis Division
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244