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FIRE MARSHAL, STATE

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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Office of the State Fire Marshal establishes minimum fire safety standards for buildings. The department's Board of Fire Services develops standards for fire department personnel, fire-fighting techniques and equipment, and recommends curricula for training courses in fire science. It also researches, reviews, and prepares new safety standards and technologies for public fire safety.



Complaint Jurisdiction:

Sale, use, and quality of fireworks; sale and service of portable fire extinguishers; certification of flame resistant decorative fabric; sale of non approved or defective smoke detectors or fire alarm systems.



Complaints Outside Jurisdiction:

Local police and fire departments; fire prevention programs of local fire districts; accumulation of grass and weeds; problems occurring in water- shed areas covered by grass, forest, or brush.



Jurisdiction for spray-on "snow" used on Christmas trees:

Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Office of the State Fire Marshall Headquarters
1131 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


Mailing address:
PO Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

(916) 445-8200
(916) 445-8509 Fax
www.osfm.fire.ca.gov


Office of the State Fire Marshal Facilities Directory:


California Incident Reporting Systems (CFIRS)
(916) 445-8588
(916) 445-8459 Fax


Pipeline Safety:
(916) 445-8477
(916) 445-8526 Fax


Fire Extinguishers/Systems:
(916) 445-8376


Fireworks:
(916) 445-8373


Flame Retardant Fabrics & Chemicals:
(916) 445-4106



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