The Fire & Life Safety Division supports and coordinates all public fire services agencies in the Tulare County, with an emphasis on special fire districts.  Activities include but are not necessarily limited to plan review, plan and conduct Annual Fire & life Safety inspections of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities to assess conformity with state and local fire safety codes and related ordinances, inspect fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, fire hydrant systems, pumping systems and water storage facilities, research fire prevention / protection standards and codes, and provide technical assistance to the public and fire company personnel.

Bryan Duffy
Office (559) 802-9805
Maria Orozco
Office (559) 802-9807


Francisco Benitez - Investigator 1
Office (559) 802-9809
David Cornett - Investigator 2
Office (559) 802-9810
Gilbert Portillo Prevention 4           
Government Plaza Office (559) 624-7003                                     
Primary Plans Examiner for fire regulations. 
Lisa Harris - Prevention 3
Office (559) 802-9815
Area of inspection responsibility:
Battalion 3 response area. 
Mark Phillips - Prevention 2
Area of Inspection Responsibility:
Battalion 2 response area
Office (559) 802-9819                                                                                                                               
Trent Ebaugh - Prevention 1
Office (559) 802-9815
Area of inspection responsibility:
Battalion 1 response area.








All new construction permits and Fire Department plans review is completed at Government Plaza, Permits Center, located at:

Government Plaza / Plans Review
5961 South Mooney Boulevard
Visalia , California 93277
Phone (559) 624-7000
FAX (559) 730-2653
Office Hours:
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Thursdays
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Fridays
(Closed on Holidays)