New Project Guidelines

Guidelines for new construction have been established for the Foresthill Fire Protection District. These guidelines are updated periodically, and it is the responsibility of the building owner to insure that the latest revision is adhered to.

Smoke Detectors

California law requires smoke detectors to be installed in all "dwelling units intended for human habitation." The specific requirements may vary depending on the type of property, the number of units and the number of stories of the property.

"Where there is smoke there is flame" as the saying goes, and it is true. Unlike CO, smoke is actually small particles that are transported upward on a column of hot air. Smoke detectors detect the smoke particles, and sound the alarm


Carbon Monoxide Detectors

If you haven’t heard, California homeowners will soon be required to install carbon monoxide detectors. The law goes into effect starting in July 2011. There’s been a lot of misinformation swirling around about the new carbon monoxide law . To help clear up some of the confusion, here is what you need to know about the new carbon monoxide detector law in California.

In this posting, you’ll also find important information about sources of carbon monoxide poisoning as w ell as w hat to do in the event of a carbon monoxide leak.