Under the direction of the Fire Marshal, the Arcadia Fire Prevention Bureau is dedicated to increasing safety, preventing and reducing fire losses, and ensuring compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.

To that end, the Fire Prevention Bureau's goal of safeguarding the community from fire and environmental hazards are achieved through programs which require adherence to fire regulations, public education, and hazard mitigation.  This is accomplished by conducting inspections of buildings and facilities within the community, providing public education programs, examining development site plans, and thoroughly investigating all suspicious/accidental fires and any unauthorized release of hazardous material products.

Other Fire Prevention Bureau responsibilities include:

  • Conducting fire safety inspections at high-rise buildings, hotels, businesses, apartment buildings, schools, public assembly occupancy, health care facilities, special events, movie filming, fire alarm installations, and medical gas installations issuance of office permits
  • Conducting plan reviews
  • Conducting inspections of new construction, tenant improvements, and automatic fire protection systems
  • Public education and safety awareness programs

The Arcadia Fire Department provides fire prevention information and tips on safety in your home and your community and strives to fulfill its mission of mitigating or eliminating situations which endanger life, health or property. 

Fire Prevention Bureau
Arcadia Fire Department Station 105
710 S. Santa Anita Avenue 
Arcadia, CA 91006

Mark Krikorian, Fire Marshal

Appointments and questions
(626) 574-5104

Office hours

Monday through Thursday:
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   
Alternate Fridays:
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.    
Closed every other Friday

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Smoke Alarm Tips

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics show that working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire nearly in half. However, they must be working properly to be effective. The association’s data shows that many homes have smoke alarms that are not working or maintained properly, usually because of missing, disconnected, or dead batteries. Roughly two-thirds of all home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

NFPA and the Arcadia Fire Department agree that interconnected smoke alarms offer the best protection; when one sounds, they all do. This is particularly important in larger or multi-story homes, where the sound from distant smoke alarms may be reduced to the point that it may not be loud enough to provide proper warning, especially for sleeping individuals.

Here are some tips for making sure smoke alarms are maintained and working properly:

  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button, and make sure everyone in your home knows their sound.
  • If an alarm "chirps," warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
  • Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when they’re 10 years old (or sooner) if they do not respond properly when tested.
  • Never remove or disable a smoke alarm.

Take a quiz to test your fire safety knowledge!

How much do you know about protecting your home for fire hazards?  Take this online quiz and find out.

Fire inspection checklist

Download this kid-friendly fire inspection checklist to make sure your home is safe from home fire hazards.

Knox boxes must be purchased directly through the Fire Prevention Bureau.   For more information, please call us at (626) 574-5104.