2017 Fire Master Plans for Residential and Commercial Development

Knox HOME Box: A security box that grants the Fire Department access to your home and loved ones in an emergency without property damage.

Business Self-Inspection Guide

E-TRAKiT - Check on a Project or Request Inspections Here

Construction Permit Application

Agricultural Open Burning Information

City of Oceanside Municipal Code

2016 Fire and Building Code Amendments

Nuisance Vegetation and Waste Clearance Standards

Underground Fire Lines 2020

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the best customer service by working as a team to coach and educate those we serve; and to enforce applicable codes and standards in an effort to develop a safe and resilient community.


  • Altruism - Always putting others before ourselves.
  • Chain of Command - Following the Chain of Command when we make decisions or seek information.
  • Communication - Ensuring two-way communication with all who we serve.
  • Customer Service- Remembering that without our customers, we do not exist. 
  • Honesty - Whether it is positive or negative, we must be truthful. 
  • Integrity - Always doing the right thing, especially when no one else is looking.
  • Life Safety - Making decisions to provide for the best safety of others.
  • Respect - Showing respect for ourselves, others, and our organization.


To become forward-thinking by utilizing technology; become as efficient as possible; minimize hazard risks to emergency responders and the community; encourage responsible development through relationship building; and educate the public regarding fire and life safety.

As your Fire Marshal, it is my goal to ensure our residents, business community, employees, and visitors are safe. This is accomplished through public education and enforcement of applicable codes, regulations, and standards. By partnering with the community, everyone will be able to safely enjoy the great quality of life that Oceanside offers.

David Parsons 
Division Chief / Fire Marshal

The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for fire and life safety throughout the City of Oceanside. This is accomplished through the Oceanside Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau:

  • Community Education  
  • Enforcing Fire and Life Safety Codes   
  • Construction Plan Review 
  • 24 hour, 365-Day per year Arson and Fire Investigation Services
  • Fire Inspection Program
  • Hazardous Materials Regulation 
  • Fire Incident Reporting 
  • Vegetation Management 
  • Special Events Review  
  • Fire Safety Booth at Harbor Days
  • Coordinating Station Tours
  • Planning 4th-of-July events
  • Holding OFD Open House
  • Smoke Detector Program
  • Ironman Triathlon Public Safety

         Through these extensive activities, the Fire Prevention Bureau fulfills the Fire Department's mission of protecting threats to life, the environment, and property.