The Fire Prevention Office is dedicated to providing courteous, professional service in an effort to reduce the loss of life, property and environmental quality. The Fire Prevention Office ensures the highest level of fire prevention through detailed plan review, inspections to ensure compliance with various codes, investigations to determine the origin and cause of fires, abatement to reduce accumulation of hazards, and public education through multiple programs.
The City's grant-funded defensible space program trains residents on how to best protect their homes from wildfires and offers a free wood chipping service. Take advantage of this valuable service; you'll be glad you did.
The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for coordinating and conducting fire and life safety inspection services for the City of Hayward. This critical work is every bit as important as emergency response, because the best fire to fight is one that never starts.
The Hazardous Materials Office ensures the consistent regulation of hazardous materials and waste throughout the state. Staffed by four civilian employees, the program’s efforts are focused on regulating the storage and use of hazardous materials in the City of Hayward.