Fire Prevention

The Healdsburg Fire Prevention Bureau strives to provide the best customer service to the community it serves by providing public education, detailed plan review, inspection and code enforcement. The Fire Prevention Bureau performs detailed plan reviews and inspections to ensure that properties and buildings are properly constructed in accordance with local and state requirements.

The Fire Prevention Bureau provides the highest level of fire and life safety inspections. The Healdsburg Fire Department works as a team to provide these inspections and includes the Fire Prevention Bureau performing life safety and CUPA Hazardous Materials inspections and Fire Suppression Engine Companies performing life safety and fire pre-plan inspections.

Fire Safety Inspections


Throughout the year, both suppression and prevention staff perform general and specific fire inspections in businesses and apartments throughout the city. Most of these inspections are general life safety inspections. The staff that performs these inspections look for fire hazards and exiting violations. Generally these inspections take very little time, but may help business owners remain compliant with fire and safety codes, while providing a safe working environment for their employees, and consumers.

For Inspections please contact:
If our phones go to voice mail please, email us since the emails can be readily accessible in the field. You can always call the fire department front office and talk with staff during business hours at 707-431-3360.

Knox Box


In order to expedite the ordering of a Knox Box, the Healdsburg Fire Department has registered with Knox Company to allow orders online. Select Healdsburg Fire Department only if you are in the city limits. If you are a county parcel select Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services even though Healdsburg Fire is the responding agency. Both of these agencies will be shown with others if you put in your zip code as 95448.

A Knox Box or Knox key is required when access to or within a structure or area is determined to be unduly difficult because of secured openings (doors or gates), or due to the presence of hazardous materials or fire protection systems.

Knox locking fire department connection caps (FDC) are required on all newly installed FDC’s and on any existing FDC’s found to be vandalized. FDC's will typically be found on commercial fire sprinkler systems.

The Knox Box and FDC caps are delivered to the fire department where we will remove the door with a secure key and contact you. Once the box has been installed in an approved accessible location, the fire department will put keys necessary to gain access and emergency contact information supplied by the business into the box and lock it. If it is a gate lock, the fire department will ensure that the key works correctly once it is installed.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Devices


As of July 1, 2011, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill - SB 183) will require all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide alarms within the home. Owners of multi-family leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildings have until January 1, 2013 to comply with the law.

The California State Fire marshal has created the frequently asked questions (FAQ) on carbon monoxide devices to provide the citizens of California with information on this important matter. You may also download the State Fire Marshal approved Carbon Monoxide Alarm / Smoke Detector list (PDF).

Local Fire Code Amendments


Download the 2013 Local Fire Code Amendments for the City of Healdsburg (PDF). The Sonoma County Fire Prevention Officers (FPOs) worked together to provide consistency among the agencies on these local fire code adoptions.

Fire Department Fee Schedule


Download the Fire Department Fee Schedule (PDF).