Fire Prevention Bureau

The Piedmont Fire Prevention Bureau has the responsibility to investigate all fires for cause and origin, and enforce minimum standards to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare. The Fire Prevention Bureau also strives to provide the best customer service to the community it serves by providing public education, detailed plan review, inspection and code enforcement. 

For more information or assistance please email Captain Mike Carlisle at [email protected].

Safety Inspections

Throughout the year, both suppression and prevention staff perform general and specific fire inspections in schools, businesses and apartments throughout the city. Our personnel are specially trained and perform these inspections looking for fire hazards as well as general safety and exiting requirements. Generally these inspections take very little time, but may help business owners remain compliant with fire and safety codes, while providing a safe environment for their employees and the public. Vegetation Hazard Inspections are conducted using a complaint-based process; current local and state standards are applied in our enforcement efforts.

For more information or assistance please email Captain Mike Carlisle at [email protected].

Fire Investigations

The Piedmont Fire Department is responsible to determine the cause and origin of all fires occurring in the Piedmont jurisdiction. To that end Fire Officers with specific training investigate all fires reported in Piedmont, and coordinate with local (Piedmont Police), regional (Alameda Arson Task force), State (Cal Fire) and Federal (US ATF) agencies. Additionally PFD members participate in the Alameda County Arson Task Force during events in surrounding communities. 

For more information or assistance please email Captain Mike Carlisle at [email protected].