Fire Prevention Bureau

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Fire Prevention Bureau

The Fire Prevention Bureau of Kentfield Fire Protection District is here to help!  If you have questions about fire codes, defensible space around your home, a concern about a property or building, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Fire Prevention is likely the most effective means for reducing loss of life and property due to fire.  Our mission is to assist in the preservation of life and property by advocating, promoting, and providing leadership in the prevention and mitigation of fire and other related hazardous conditions.

At the heart of any code enforcement program is an adopted fire code and related standards.  It is the adopted fire code and the adopted standards that the Fire Prevention Bureau derives its authority.  Codes and standards establish minimum requirements, but should not prevent or discourage someone from exceeding the minimum requirement.

Fire Prevention efforts play an increasingly important part in the fire department activities.  Over the years, the public has developed certain expectations of the Fire Department to identify and abate fire hazards in the community.

We appreciate the input from our citizens of their concerns about possible fire hazards in their neighborhood.

Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau if you notice a possible fire hazard.  We will contact you after an inspection is completed, if it is requested.

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WIldland Urban Interface (WUI) Products

Starting January 2008, the new 2007 California Building Code (CBC) became effective. For products to be used in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), there are some regulations that required building products to comply with specific standards.

In an effort to provide homeowners, industries, designers, local fire and building officials a readily list of “compliance WUI products,” the State Fire Marshal is publishing this interactive, online “WUI Building Materials Listing.”

Click here to view approved WUI building products.

All products listed have been reviewed and verified their compliance in accordance with the new 2007 CBC by SFM staff. All products listed are “approved” by the SFM. Materials are not “listed” unless a SFM Listing number is attached.  Please note that some products not listed may still comply with the standards since it is not a requirement for any products to be in this handbook.

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Knox Box Entry Systems

Knox Box Entry Systems

Kentfield Fire District uses the Knox Entry System to allow secure access to businesses and residences by the Fire Department during an emergency. An original KNOX Application form must be obtained directly from the Fire District office. Please call (415) 453-7464 if you wish to request a form by mail.  Additionally, you may pick up an application directly from the business office during regular hours (M-F 8am-5pm). Download the pdf below for more information.

pdf Standard 202: Knox Box Requirements

Attachments:
Download this file (2014 Knox-Box Residental Brochure and Application.pdf)2014 Knox-Box Residental Brochure and Application.pdf[2014 Knox-Box Residential Brochure and Application]
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Codes and Standards

Builders, architects, and homeowners can reference the linked PDF Fire Standards for information on conforming to the adopted fire codes and standards of the Kentfield Fire Protection District.

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1004 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Kentfield, CA 94904
(415) 453-7464
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