Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention

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  • Owners/operators of aboveground petroleum storage tanks must obtain permit approval prior to installation, may be required to file a Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP), and may be required to implement a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan according to the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) of 1990.
  • Sonoma County Fire Safety Ordinance, all roadway and driveway structures shall be designed, constructed, and maintained in accordance with applicable sections of the county building and fire code, the Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, and any administrative regulations and shall have a minimum designed live-load capacity of HS 20.
  • The Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials Division conducts fire safety and hazardous materials inspections, and issues operational permits based on storage of specific hazardous materials, processes, and operations associated with cannabis.

  • Since February 25, 2003, the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors approved a Sonoma County Fire Safety Ordinance Numbers. #5402 (2003), #5373 (2007), #5905 (2010) and #6049 (2013); to require fire sprinklers for both residential and commercial occupancies (with some exceptions).
  • Per Fire Safe Standards Sec 13-38, gate entrances shall be at least two feet (2') wider than the width of the traffic lane(s) serving the gate.
  • Businesses that handle hazardous materials in California are required to file a Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP). The HMBP consists of general business information; basic information on the location, type, quantity and health risks of hazardous materials; and emergency response and training plans
  • The Hazardous Materials Response Team, formed in 1994, is made up of members of the community and department staff. They meet for monthly drills and four Saturday drills a year. This team is trained to respond to any level of hazardous materials incident in the County, and uses specially equipped response vehicles and trailers.
  • The Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Division has the responsibility for the County's Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Programs, Emergency Response to hazardous materials incidents throughout the County and sharing responsibility with the public on facilities within their community that handle hazardous materials under the California Public Records Act (CA Code 6250-6270)

  • Businesses that generate hazardous waste are required to submit a Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) when they move into the county or begin generating hazardous waste.
  • In an effort to provide both fire department emergency access and building security for buildings, the Fire Prevention Division has selected the Knox Box public Safety Key Box System for use in accomplishment of these goals. This is a system that will allow us access to a key for non-destructive entry into a building.
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The Fire Prevention Division works side by side with the Sheriff’s Office and local fire agencies to help apprehend violators.

Please report any information you have about suspicious activities to the Sheriff's Office at (707) 565-2511.