Fire and Life Safety


Fire and Life Safety Overview

The Fire and Life Safety (FLS) Division is the main entity within CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) responsible for the application of laws and regulations related to fire and panic safety. OSFM has jurisdictional authority for enforcement of these laws and regulations in State-Owned buildings, Specified State-Occupied buildings, and State Institutions. This is achieved through plan review and fire and life safety inspections for new construction, existing buildings, fire protection systems, special events, pyrotechnics, and special hazards. The Fire and Life Safety Division maintains relationships with the California Fire Service through partnering in various code related issues within their jurisdictions.