The Fire Prevention Division is located at 3900 Main St., on the 3rd floor of City Hall. The Division is headed by Fire Marshal Jennifer McDowell and consists of two plan check engineers, a senior fire inspector, seven fire inspectors, an administrative assistant, administrative analyst/hazardous materials specialist and a senior office specialist.
The Division currently enforces the 2019 California Fire, Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Residential Codes, as amended by the Riverside Municipal Code, in addition to National Fire Protection Association standards; Title 19, of the California Public Safety Code; and, the California Health and Safety Code.
In March 1993, the City of Riverside implemented an Automatic Fire Sprinkler Ordinance. All new construction, including single family homes, are required to install an automatic fire sprinkler system when the structure is being built.
3900 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Riverside, CA 92522