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Fire Prevention

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Welcome to the City of San Bruno Fire Department Fire Prevention page. Our responsibilities include plan-checks and field inspections on commercial cooking equipment, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and specialized extinguishing systems in all new and existing construction within the City of San Bruno. We also provide all new businesses, daycare centers and care facilities with their initial fire safety clearance.

Prevention Bureau Services:

Crestmoor Canyon Story Map Link

Occupancy inspections

Fire Code Permits

Plan Review - Submittal requirements, Fee Schedules

Weed Abatement

Fire Prevention School Poster Award Contest

San Bruno Fire Department's Smoke Alarm Program

For fire prevention questions, Email Fire Marshal Gage Schlice

Wildfire Awareness Information

How to prepare your home for wildfire - wildfire risk reduction steps that can make your home safer.

Cómo preparar su hogar para incendios forestales - pasos para reducir el riesgo de incendios forestales que pueden hacer que su hogar sea más seguro.

Wildfire Mitigation in the Crestmoor Canyon

Work on the wildfire mitigation project will commence in the Crestmoor Canyon area. The City of San Bruno has contracted the California Conservation Corps (CCC) to work on the defensible space clearance behind homes in Crestmoor Canyon. CCC will begin the mitigation work on Wednesday July 22, 2020, The plan has work starting at the bottom of Sneath Lane near Engvall Court and proceeds west around the rim of the canyon behind the structures on City property.

CCC will create defensible space zones between the City’s open-space areas and neighboring residential properties. This fuel reduction project will have an immediate impact on the neighboring community, with targeted fuel reduction in the critical defensible space zones. The City of San Bruno is actively working to perform additional fuel reduction and vegetation management in Crestmoor Canyon.

Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It is the buffer that creates space between a building on a property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surrounds it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and it helps protect your home from catching fire—either from direct flame contact or radiant heat. Defensible space is also important for the protection of firefighters.

This first step in fuel mitigation is scheduled to continue through July 29. This step is part one of a three-step process to create a defensible space around the Canyon. The other two steps will be completed over the next two months. CCC crews will “spike out” to cut down on the transportation time to and from their base of operation in Watsonville. CCC crews will set up at the lower field at the now Stratford School Campus off Crestmoor Drive. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Fire Department at 650-616-7096.

Learn more about the CCC program at