Standards & Guidelines

Standards & Guidelines

COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing policies, the Ventura County Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau has implemented modified inspection guidelines.

501 Fire Apparatus Access
Provides the minimum requirements for fire apparatus access roads. This standard also includes requirements for access road gates, fire lanes, and turnarounds/turnouts.

 

502 Premises Identification
Provides the minimum requirements for property identification.

 

506 Knox Rapid Entry System
Provides the minimum requirements for installation and use of the Knox Rapid Entry System.

 

507 Guard Posts
Provides the minimum design and installation requirements for guard posts.

 

509 Residential Fire Sprinklers
Provides the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in one and two-family dwellings and manufactured homes.

 

509C Plan Submittal Sheet for Residential Fire Sprinklers (Exhibit C)
Plan submittal sheet to be used on all residential fire sprinkler systems.

 

515 Defensible Space and Fuel Modification Zones
Provides the minimum requirements for installation and maintenance of defensible space and fuel modification zones.

 

516 Composting, Mulch and Organic Processing
Provides the minimum requirements for processing, storage and application of composting, mulch and organic materials.

 

517 Application of Mulch and Chips in Defensible Space (Supersedes Standard 14.9.2)
Provides the minimum requirements for application of mulch and wood chips within the defensible space of a structure.

 

14.4.4 Alternate Materials and Methods
Provides requirements for filing a request for alternate materials and methods.

 

14.4.5 Fire Watch
Identifies when a fire watch is required and the minimum requirements for the fire watch.

 

14.5.3 Fire Hydrants
Provides the minimum requirements for fire hydrants.

 

14.6.10 Access and Water Supplies for Public Schools
Provides the minimum requirements for access roads and water supply.

 

14.7.2 Installation of Commercial Fire Sprinklers
Provides the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in commercial, industrial and multi-family dwellings.

 

14.7.3 Installation of Fire Alarms
Provides the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic and manual fire alarm systems and fire sprinkler monitoring systems.

 

14.7.4 Fire Extinguishing Systems for Commercial Cooking Operations
Provides the minimum requirements for the design, installation, testing and inspection of fire extinguishing systems for commercial cooking operations.

 

14.7.5 High-Piled Combustible Storage
Provides the minimum requirements for high-piled combustible storage.

 

14.9.3 Fireworks Requirements
Provides the minimum requirements for the public display of fireworks.

 

401 - Special Event Guideline
Provides a summary of the Fire District's standard conditions for special events.

 

403 - Fire Hazard Reduction Program (FHRP) Abatement Assessment and Appeal Process Guideline
Provides a summary of the process to file an appeal to a FHRP abatement assessment.

 

404 - Recreational Fire Safety Guideline
Provides a summary of safety guidelines for the use of recreational fires.

 

414 - Re-Opening of Assembly Occupancies During COVID-19 Guideline
Provides a summary of fire safety requirements for the re-opening of an assembly occupancy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Crop and Orchard Warming Directive
Provides a guide for the use of small warming fires during frost prevention activities.

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