Fire Prevention Bureau


The Palm Springs Fire Prevention Bureau is dedicated to preventing fires through public education, fire inspections, enforcement and comprehensive fire investigations in order to reduce the loss of life and property as well as to protect the environment thereby improving the quality of life for our community. We endeavor to create a progressive and safe environment that benefits all.

Activities And Their Objectives:

  • Coordinate Engine company inspection program – inspect businesses for fire hazards and building familiarity (Pre-fire planning) for suppression personnel.

  • Investigate origin and cause of fire.

  • Prevent future fires by cause awareness of past fires, support the prosecution of those responsible for arson fires.

  • Coordinate the PSFD Smoke Alarm Giveaway Program – Smoke alarms are available at no cost to residents that are unable to purchase them for their home. For further information contact Fire Prevention at (760) 323-8181.

  • Coordinate the annual “Change Your Clock-Change Your Battery” program with the Rotary Club.

  • Enforce state, county and local codes.

  • Development review – plan check new construction for compliance with adopted fire codes.

  • Perform field inspections of new construction – Ensure buildings are constructed according to plans and all fire protection systems are operational.

  • Participate in community fire defense planning – Includes emergency operational planning, incident action planning and wild-land urban interface planning.

  • Public Education – Organize Fire Prevention Week activities – National Fire Prevention Week is scheduled for the second week of October each year.

  • Coordinate community public education and safety training.

  • Coordinate all special event activities involving the Fire Department program and functions.

  • Perform required inspections of multi-family dwellings, hotels, motels, lodging houses, dormitories, jails and schools for fire code compliance.

  • Investigate citizen complaints.