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​Fire Investigation/Fire Prevention Bureau


The Fire Prevention Bureau is comprised of the following elements:

  • Law Enforcement/Fire Investigations
  • Hazard Reduction
  • Bureau Records

All Fire Investigators are Sworn Peace Officers under 830.2(G) of the California Penal Code and are POST certified. They are trained and certified in accordance with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). CAL FIRE utilizes trained peace officers to enforce state forest and fire laws, and investigate fires. The enforcement responsibilities within the prevention program include fire investigations, criminal and civil case management citations. Fire Investigators have the authority to enforce all State, County, and Local laws and ordinances. 

The Fire Investigation/Fire Prevention Bureau is staffed with one Battalion Chief, six Fire Captain Specialists, and one Joint Terrorism Task Force Officer. A minimum of two Fire Investigators are on-duty each day and cover all of Riverside County.

Fire prevention is important all year!  The Riverside County Fire Department wants to remind everyone about Fire Safety and the importance of all families installing and maintaining smoke alarms in the home.  Review Safety and Preparedness information provided on this site.

​For information on Fire and Incident Records or Fire Investigations:

​Phone: (951) 943-4970, Email:​