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Fire Prevention Section

Fire Cause/Arson Investigation—When a fire causes extensive fire loss, or the conditions of the fire are suspicious in nature, Deputy Fire Marshals investigate the fire scene for clues to determine cause and origin.

Mountain View investigators participate in a County-wide task force to assist other agencies when their resources are overwhelmed. Mountain View has successfully captured and incarcerated individuals who have purposely set fires throughout the County.

Fire Code Inspections—All industrial and commercial businesses are inspected for compliance with the California Fire Code. Special attention is given to high life-safety occupancies, including day care centers, convalescent and elderly care facilities, and places of assembly such as restaurants, churches and clubs.

In addition, the Department complies with State law by inspecting all rental properties (common areas) on an annual basis. The focus of each inspection is on fire safety, adequate water supply and access, and assuring that suppression systems, such as fire alarm and sprinkler systems, are functioning properly.

Multi-Family Housing Program—Two-thirds of the City's housing stock consists of rental units. The Multi-Family Housing program was established to maintain this housing stock through an inspection program.

Basic building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical issues are inspected in individual dwelling units to ensure a minimum standard of habitability and safety are being maintained in rental units. Below you will find some of the most commonly requested forms for the Fire Prevention Section.

Fire Protection System Inspection/Testing/Maintenance Report Forms

The Mountain View Fire Department tracks the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems using the forms below. Please complete all applicable forms, as required for each system type, and return to the Fire and Environmental Protection Division at 500 Castro Street, 4th Floor, Mountain View, California 94041-2010: Attention Fire Marshal.

Plan Check Forms for General Installation Submittals

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