For more information on fire safety permits call the Fire Department at 626-570-5193.
As part of the process of obtaining a construction permit, applicants must submit architectural plans to the Building Department, which will be routed to the Fire Department for approval. The Fire Department reviews plans for new construction and tenant improvement of commercial and residential buildings, fire safety access plans, and solar panel plans. Submitted plans must contain all information required by the appropriate Code or NFPA Standards and Alhambra Municipal Code requirements. Fees will be due at time of approval, which will include the cost of the initial plan review and two inspections. Additional fees may be required for necessary plan resubmittals and reinspections.
Fire Protection Plans
The Fire Department requires submittal of fire protection plans for the approval of fire protection systems as required in the architectural plan review process. The Fire Department reviews plans for fire sprinklers, fire alarms, fire suppression systems, and other related systems. The applicant must submit three complete sets of plans, calculations, specifications, and data sheets. Submitted plans must contain all information required by the appropriate Code or NFPA Standards and Alhambra Municipal Code requirements. Permit will be issued and fees will be due at time of approval, which will include the cost of the initial plan review and two inspections. Additional fees may be required for necessary plan resubmittals and re-inspections. View our Permit Application (PDF).
The Fire Department provides inspections for a new business license, in order to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. Other inspections include State License fire clearance, fire sprinklers, fire alarm, fire suppression systems, general fire hazard, underground storage tank, and other fire safety related matters. For additional questions call the Fire Department at 626-570-5193.
Hazardous Materials Disclosure
Effective July 1, 2014, the City of Alhambra is no longer the regulator for the Hazardous Materials Inventory, Emergency Response Business Plans and CalARP Programs. Any questions pertaining to these programs should be directed to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Health Hazardous Materials Division at 323-890-4045. Any questions pertaining to Hazardous Materials billing should be directed to the Los Angeles County Financial Management Division at 323-838-2345. For more information visit their website.
Fire Safety House - A 30-foot mobile trailer is used to demonstrate to children a simulated, fire-like condition, in a controlled home environment. The trailer is equipped with a nontoxic smoke system, heated door, simulated 9-1-1 emergency phone system, fully-equipped kitchen, bedroom, smoke detectors, and an emergency window ladder. This fully equipped trailer allows for safety lessons and the practice of escape techniques in a realistic environment. The mobile classroom is available for special events, as scheduling permits.
Fire Safety Presentations - Free presentations are available to pre-schools, elementary schools, medical facilities, elderly care facilities, service club meetings, career day fairs, special school events, fire drills, and community events. The department's mascot, "Sparky the Fire Dog" (a furry, six-foot Dalmatian costume worn by one of our personnel) may be available for children's school and community events. Fire inspectors also conduct hands-on classes in the use of portable fire extinguishers, enabling participants to extinguish a live fire. These presentations may be scheduled by calling the Administrative Office at 626-570-5190.
Fire Station Tours - Free tours can be arranged by calling 626-570-5190. The caller will be referred to the appropriate station captain to set up a date and time. Tour attendees will be shown the fire fighters' living quarters while on duty, apparatus, and equipment.