Rocklin Fire Prevention Bureau
The Fire Prevention Bureau of the Rocklin Fire Department provides our residents with the highest level of community risk reduction and active fire prevention through education and enforcement by working with businesses and residents. We are divided into four areas of focus: Fire Prevention and Inspections, Public Education, Fire Plans Review, and Fire & Arson Investigations.
The primary function of the Fire Prevention Bureau is to attempt to prevent fires from occurring by enforcing standards referred to as the Fire Code. Enforcement happens through locally adopted international, national, and state standards. The City of Rocklin has adopted the California Fire Code, in its entirety, including Appendix BB, Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings; Appendix C, Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution; and Appendix D, Fire Apparatus Access Roads.
Fire and Life Safety Inspections are administered under the California Fire Code, NFPA standards, and the Rocklin Municipal Code. Annual inspections of businesses and assemblies are regulated under these laws and standards and include, but are not limited to, schools, hotels/motels, apartment complexes, high-rise buildings, apartments, and assemblies.
The Fire and Arson Investigation Unit includes an experienced group of highly trained investigators. The men and women in this team are professional firefighters and inspectors who are cross-trained in fire cause determination, fire scene forensics, fire laws, and enforcement. Working closely with the Rocklin Police Department and allied agencies, these individuals are skilled and have a high success rate in determining whether suspicious fires are arson and prosecution. Fire and Arson Investigation Unit members are peace officers under penal code 830.37.