Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation

Image of Fire Inspector instructing San Francisco school children about fire preventionAbout Us

The San Francisco Fire Department's Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation is dedicated to providing the citizens of San Francisco with courteous professional service through continuous and efficient fire prevention practices, code enforcement, fire investigation, and public education. Our goal is to continuously improve training, teamwork, and consistency within our ranks so that we can better serve the public.

Learn more about this Division

Meet the Fire Marshal 

Division Highlights                                                               NFPA Safety Tip Sheets

NEW: Deadline for ERRCS equipment upgrade extended to OCTOBER 1. 2020.  See sample letter for details (POSTED: 03/24/20) (Materials courtesy of NFPA; not produced by SFFD)
NFPA Safety Tip Sheets (link to nfpa.org)

NEW: SFFD 2019 Administrative Bulletins - Effective February 22, 2020 (POSTED: 02/21/20)

Electrical Safety [English] (PDF)
SFFD Checklist: Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Review for Existing Low-Rise Residential Occupancies Electrical Safety [Spanish] (PDF)

Building Owners - Fire Safety Requirements for Apartments

Heating Safety [English] (PDF)
Residents/Tenants - Fire Safety Information Heating Safety [Spanish] (PDF)
Prevent Utility Line Disruption: Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig Smoke Alarms [English] (PDF)
Notice to Building Owners & Managers Regarding Requirements for Roofing Contractors Smoke Alarms [Spanish] (PDF)





Lockbox Program

San Francisco Fire Code


SRO Hotel Fire Safety

2019 Administrative Bulletins

Plan Check

Youth Firesetter Prevention & Intervention

Informational Bulletins

 Inspection/Violation/UST Records


Fee Information for Fire Prevention Services

Fire Incident Reports


Fire & Life Safety Information

Residential Care Facility/Day Care Facility/

Fire Inspector Phone List & District Map (PDF)

Vital Building Information Form (MS Word)

Online Payment for Services & Fees SF Department of Building Inspection Terms of Notice of Fire Code Violations
  CA Contractors State License Board
Hire a Licensed Contractor
  UL Certificate Verification Services
Starting a Small Business in SF
(Mayor's Office of Small Business)