Fire Prevention Division

Fire Prevention Division

Fire Prevention Bureau

DUE TO THE COVID-19, THE FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU'S PHYSICAL OFFICE IS CLOSED THROUGH AT LEAST MAY 3, 2020.  STAFF, HOWEVER, IS WORKING WITHIN THE PROVISIONS OF THE COUNTY'S SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER TO MEET CUSTOMER AND COMMUNITY NEEDS. 

Staff is working from home and is available by phone/voicemail and email.

Annual inspections are on hold at this time.

Both Livermore and Pleasanton are only accepting construction plans electronically.

The Alameda County Shelter-in-Place considers most construction projects to be non-essential.  There are eight project type exceptions, which are listed below.  If your project meets one of these exceptions, call in your inspection request via the normal inspection request line.  Leave the name and number of the person responsible for meeting the inspector.  If we have questions about the nature of the project, we will contact you.  Also, please feel free to contact us by phone or email if you would like to discuss a particular situation.  The full order can be seen here.  The definition of essential businesses, including construction , starts on page 7.

 

LPFD has established inspection protocols for those inspections that do occur.  Inspections will be terminated if these protocols are not followed.

 

Construction projects allowed to proceed: 

 

  1. Projects immediately necessary to the maintenance, operation, or repair of Essential Infrastructure.  The following links lead to websites that discuss Essential Infrastructure.

https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce

    https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19

  1. Projects associated with Healthcare Operations, including creating or expanding Healthcare Operations, provided that such construction is directly related to the COVID-19 response. 

  1. Affordable housing that is or will be income-restricted, including multi-unit or mixed-use developments containing at least 10% income-restricted units. 

  1. Public works projects specifically designated as an Essential Governmental Function by the lead governmental agency. 

  1. Shelters and temporary housing, but not including hotels or motels. 

  1. Projects immediately necessary to provide critical non-commercial services to individuals experiencing homelessness, elderly persons, persons who are economically disadvantaged, and persons with special needs. 

  1. Construction necessary to ensure existing construction sites that must be shut down under this Order are left in a safe and secure manner, but only to the extent necessary to do so  

  1. Construction or repair necessary to ensure that residences and buildings containing Essential Businesses are safe, sanitary, or habitable to the extent such construction or repair cannot reasonably be delayed.    

 

The Fire Prevention Bureau (FPB) is dedicated to protecting people, property and the environment from fires and hazardous materials incidents in the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton. 

The FPB program works to ensure compliance with minimum standards contained in:

  • the California Fire Code
  • portions of the California Building, Electrical, and Mechanical Codes
  • the fire safety provisions of Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations.
  • The Unified Program (CUPA)

We are located at:

Fire Headquarters

3560 Nevada St., Pleasanton CA 94566

Main Phone Number: 925-454-2361

Fire Prevention Staff Contact Information

 Click the links below for more information: 

  • Standards and Handouts
  • Plan review and construction services
  • Businesses in the community
  • Property management
  • Residents and general public
  • Annual Vegetation Management program
  • Wildfire
  • Special Events (including tents)

Click the links below to:

Carbon Dioxide Presentation PowerPoint