The Beverly Hills Fire Department Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division, under the leadership of the Fire Marshal, is staffed by sworn and civilian personnel dedicated to increasing safety, preventing or reducing fire losses, and ensuring compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.
The goal of the CRR is to safeguard the community from fire and environmental hazards through programs providing adherence to fire regulations, public education, and hazard mitigation. To achieve this goal, the CRR's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- 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 fire permits
- conducting plan reviews
- conducting inspections of new construction, tenant improvements, and automatic fire protection systems
- public education and safety awareness programs
The CRR consists of Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal Mike Hand, Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Heyer, Plan Checker Cecilia Sohn, Fire Inspector Eddie Gamboa, Fire Inspector Sheldon Zell, and Fire Inspector Alvin Cuna. To contact the CRR, call (310) 281-2703.