The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Division is to protect the health and safety of the public and the environment of the County of San Bernardino by assuring that hazardous materials are properly handled and stored. The Division accomplishes this through inspection, emergency response, site remediation, and hazardous waste management services.
For additional information please call (909) 386-8401 with questions.
Currently, more than 3,000 people die in fires in the United States each year, and 84% of these deaths occur in residential homes. Not only does the risk of dying in a fire decrease by about 80% when sprinklers are present, sprinklers provide significant property protection, reducing the average loss by 71% per fire (information from the National Fire Protection Association).
Fire sprinkler systems are installed in a home to attack a fire in its early stages by spraying enough water to put out the fire or keep it from spreading, allowing occupants more time to escape. Before residential systems were introduced, fire sprinklers had been used for years in commercial and industrial buildings with excellent success.
Home fire sprinkler systems are practical. They are attractively designed so as to blend into modern décor, and yet so effective that most of the time, fires are contained by the operation of just one sprinkler. They have been proven to save property and the lives of you and your loved ones.
Test Every Six Months
It 's recommended that you inspect and test your fire sprinkler system every six months. Fire sprinkler systems actually need little care and should last for the lifetime of your home.
Important: If your fire sprinkler system is monitored by a fire alarm service company, be sure to notify them before testing the system.
You should contact the Fire Department when any activation occurs by dialing 9-1-1.
In the event of a fire, always remember to be calm and leave your house immediately. Go straight to a neighbor's house and dial 9-1-1.
For more information, please call our Fire Prevention Office at (909) 428-8890.
The Fire Department issues permits for recreational warming or cooking fires, provided that these are conducted on an approved burn day. The following restrictions and conditions apply to all open burning within the City:
- All burning activity using solid fuel must be either within a container or outside pit. Pits shall be a maximum of two feet by three feet and must be conducted at least 25 feet from any structure. Containers must be at least 15 feet from structures.
- All burning activities must be constantly attended by a responsible person, who must have a garden hose or fire extinguisher immediately available.
- Combustible vegetation that has been cut and dried can only be burned in an outside incinerators with an approved spark arrestor. Burning of trash is not allowed.
- Burning is not permitted when wind speed exceeds 10 miles per hour or when smoke or hazardous conditions create a danger or nuisance to the public. No open burning is permitted in designated wildfire risk areas.
To obtain a permit or for more information, please call the Fire District main office at (909) 829-4441.