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Fire Prevention Bureau

Ryan DiGuilio
Fire Marshal

Aaron Lynn
Inspector II

Zach Wuchner
Inspector II

Mark vonTillow
Wildland Specialist

Michael Lopez
Fire Services Specialist

Chris Braden
Fire Services Specialist
Wildland Assessment District




Fire Prevention Bureau


The Prevention Division serves to protect the lives and property of our residents by eliminating the potential causes of fire and improving the awareness of the public towards fire prevention and safety. This is accomplished through fire Code development and enforcement, new development plan checks, creation of hazard mitigation plans and providing support for Engine Company inspections.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prevention of fires
  • Investigation of the cause, origin, and circumstances of fires
  • Elimination of fire and life safety hazards in buildings
  • Maintenance of fire protection equipment and systems
  • Regulation of storage, use and handling of hazardous materials and hazardous substances
  • Enforcement of basic building regulations of the State Fire Marshal as they apply to the City of Santa Barbara in matters regarding fire, panic, and explosion safety