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Fire Prevention Staff

Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials Division

Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials SealFire Prevention and Hazardous Materials is a division of Permit Sonoma primarily responsible for programs, procedures, and projects for preventing the outbreak of fires within the unincorporated areas of the county.

The Hazardous Materials Unit regulates the storage, han­dling, and processing of hazardous materials through the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) program.

Our goal is to minimize the danger to persons and damage to property caused by fires. In addition to code adherence, the Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials Division staff is responsible for hazardous materials incident response, fire investigations, and emergency scene management support at emergencies.

Cleanup After Wildfires
For information about Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Sweeps or the Debris Removal process after a recent wildfire?
Visit: socoemergency.org/recover

Defensible Space Inspections
Sonoma County Fire Prevention Division and participation from Local Fire Districts, the defensible space inspection program began on May 19, 2021. Properties were sent letters by mail to identify the properties that will be inspected.
More Information: Vegetation Management Services

Core Service Areas

Vegetation Management Notice of Abatement

Vegetation Management Services

The Fire Prevention Division offers grant-funded service programs that can help you with vegetation management. The primary goal is to address defensible space, the area from buildings put to a radius of 100 feet (or the property line).

Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention

Permits and Inspections

Permits, inspections and assessments, by Fire Prevention & Hazardous Materials, help keep Sonoma County safe by educating property owners and ensuring compliance with regulations.

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