General Information
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
170 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park,

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fire Prevention Division


Message from the Fire Marshal:  The Bureau of Fire and Life Safety manages the District's annual fire inspection program. In an effort to accomplish an inspection on all commercial occupancies within our District on an annual basis, the engine companies are assigned annual fire inspections that generally require a limited amount of technical fire code application and interpretation. Fire and Life Safety staff complete inspections that require high-level technical applications of fire code, or that require a greater amount of time to complete, as well as follow-up on the inspections conducted by the engine companies.

The MPFPD is currently operating under the 2022 California Fire Code (CFC) and local ordinance by ratification for the Town of Atherton, City of East Palo Alto, City of Menlo Park and areas of unincorporated southern San Mateo County.


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