The mission of the Tiburon Fire Protection District Fire Prevention Bureau is to enhance the safety and well being of the people and their property through the courteous and consistant application of fire prevention practices, public education and code enforcement.
Fire prevention is not a box on a form that can be checked, it is not a destination that can be reached over a given length of time, it is a constant vigilance that must be sustained in order to be effective. We cannot, and do not, get complacent in our fire prevention efforts, the cost of that error is simply too high.
Still, even with the best efforts fires are going to occur. There will always be defects in products, or faulty wiring or accidents that will result in a fire. So our second line of defense is to ensure that the homes you occupy and businesses you visit and the schools you send your children to are constructed and maintained in the safest manner we can. In many cases this includes automatic fire sprinkler systems that can start to fight a fire before the fire engines arrive.
We also investigate the fires that do occur in an attempt to identify faulty products that may need to be recalled. We evaluate how various built in fire safety components worked in slowing or stopping the spread of fire in order to improve on them. One of the new areas of scientific research currently progressing is how wildland fires spread to structures. There have been some surprising revelations in this area and we look forward to improving the built environment to better survive this threat in the future.
We are not perfect, but we are constantly pursuing perfection. I appreciate your help in this effort to keep our community safe.
1679 Tiburon Blvd.Tiburon, CA 94920(415) 435-7200Fax (415) 435-7205
Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Get Ready is a countywide disaster preparedness program that originated in Tiburon, helping residents prepare for earthquakes, floods and fires!