Fire Prevention Division

The Cosumnes Fire Department Fire Prevention Division provides the communities of Elk Grove and Galt with specialized prevention services related to fire, life, occupational, property, and environmental safety.

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The Annual Inspection and Code Enforcement Program is primarily responsible for inspection of existing occupancies for compliance with the appropriate California Building regulations. 

The Vegetation Management Program’s primary purpose is to limit the potential sources of fuel for fire through abatement of combustible rubbish and vegetation to create “defensible space” around properties.  “Defensible space” allows firefighters to effectively stop fires from spreading from open space areas to homes and properties. For more information about abatement, visit our Weed Abatement page. 

The Plan Review and Construction Inspection Programs are primarily responsible for plan review, new construction inspections, and fire and life safety systems acceptance testing. This testing ensures that life safety systems are installed per the approved plans and will operate as designed when needed. 

The Fire Investigation Program is responsible for determining the origin and cause of fires.

The Public Education Program provides a long list of valuable programs to the public to promote and teach fire safety to all ages through a variety of delivery methods. To learn more, visit our Public Safety page.