Welcome to the Modesto Fire Department Fire Prevention Division!
Chief Mike Payton
The Fire Prevention Division's main objective is to reduce the risk of fire thus protecting the lives, welfare, and economic vitality of our community. We do this by providing a variety of services such as public fire safety education, investigation of fires, plan checking of new construction and tenant improvement projects, issuing permits for various operations involving fire safety, and enforcement of California Fire Code regulations.
The Fire Prevention Division is composed of highly trained and dedicated professionals consisting of the Fire Marshal, two Deputy Fire Marshals, five fire prevention inspectors, three fire investigators, and one administrative assistant.
We provide a wide range of fire prevention services in Stanislaus County to the communities of Crows Landing, Denair, Empire, Grayson, Hickman, Hughson, Knights Ferry, La Grange, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Salida, Valley Home, Waterford, and Westley.
We are located at the government administration center ("10th Street Place") located at 1010 10th Street on the 3rd floor. Our offices are conveniently located with City of Modesto and Stanislaus County departments dealing with planning, zoning, and building inspection.
Please stop by our office! Call, write, or FAX us if we can assist you with any fire safety matter.