Fire Prevention

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The Cosumnes Fire Department Fire Prevention Division provides the communities of Elk Grove and Galt with specialized prevention services related to fire, life, occupational, property, and environmental safety.

Inspection and Code Enforcement

The Fire Safety Inspection Program and Code Enforcement Program ensure existing occupancies are in compliance with the appropriate California Building regulations. Businesses and schools can perform regular self-assessments by using the Fire Safety Checklist (PDF).

Vegetation Management - Weed Abatement

The Vegetation Management Program’s primary purpose is to limit the potential sources of fuel for fire through the abatement of combustible rubbish and vegetation to create “defensible space” around properties.  “Defensible space” allows firefighters to effectively stop fires from spreading from open space areas to homes and properties. Visit the Weed Abatement page for more information. 

Plan Review

The Plan Review and Construction Inspection Programs are primarily responsible for plan review, new construction inspections, and fire and life safety systems acceptance testing. This testing ensures that life safety systems are installed per the approved plans and will operate as designed when needed. 

Fire Investigation

The Fire Investigation Program is responsible for determining the origin and cause of fires.

Public Education

The Public Education Program provides a long list of valuable programs to the public to promote and teach fire and life safety to all ages through a variety of delivery methods. Visit the Public Safety page for more information.