A change in state fire code that has been in place for years but virtually unknown is now creating a costly retrofit requirement for many property owners. Legislation was recently passed that requires local fire departments to inspect more residential rentals and provide reports of those inspections to the state. This has triggered the City of San Diego to enforce on the fire alarm mandate.
SCRHA has compiled resources to help property owners and managers navigate the process.
- SCRHA-hosted Webinar Recording
- Presentation from SCRHA Webinar
- Revised Retroactive Residential Fire Alarm Requirements Handout
- Residential Inspection Program Handout
- Fire Alarm Systems Required in Existing Group R-1 / R-2 Occupancies (Technical Bulletin Fire 9-9)
- SCRHA Business Directory of Suppliers
You may also visit the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association for a directory. For more information on the specific building retrofit requirements, please contact:
Scott Heyworth, P.E.
Senior Fire Protection Engineer
City of San Diego - Development Services Department