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The Bureau of Fire Prevention

The Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible to prevent fires from starting, to provide safety education in case of fire, to investigate and identify suspicious fires and environmental crimes through proactive enforcement of Fire, Life Safety, and Environmental Code requirements in the City of Long Beach. The Bureau is responsible for Fire Code Enforcement, Plan Check, Fire Investigation, Arson Prosecution, Environmental Investigations and Records Management. It over sees community services divisions, including Public Information and CERT.

The Fire Prevention Bureau is managed by the Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshal. Staff includes two Deputy Fire Marshal(s), Port Assistant Chief, Fire Captain(s), Fire Inspectors, Fire Investigators, an Environmental Crimes Investigator, civilian Fire Plan Reviewers and Hazmat Specialists. Clerical support for the Bureau is supplied by a Secretary and Clerk Typists.