Fire and Life Safety Committee / Fire Investigations
Chair Person: Ed Foster
Santa Barbara City FD (retired)
To support the organization in its efforts to prevent the loss of life and
property due to fires, major emergencies and natural disasters, and minimize the
impact of these incidents on the ecosystem and infrastructure, and to enhance
the ability of its members, associated organizations, and legislators to address
fire and life safety challenges and issues which can impact the quality of life
of all Californians. To attend the annual CSFA Conference and submit written
committee reports to include oral reports when needed.
Goals of the Fire & Life Safety
To network with local , state, and national fire prevention organizations
and associated organizations in order to gather information that will be useful
to members in preventing the loss of life and property from fire and other
To act as a CSFA liaison to improve communications efforts with other fire
service organizations in matters related to fire prevention and public safety
To actively participate in the development of codes and standards to help
prevent the death and destruction caused by fire and other disasters.
To advocate fire and life safety legislation through the resolution process.
To track, review, and analyze legislation relating to fire prevention issues
and to provide recommendations relative to its effects on the membership, the
fire service, and the public to the Legislative Advocate and Board Members.
To publish articles related to fire prevention that are useful, current, and
relevant to the membership in the California Fire Service Magazine on a regular
To inform the membership of the methods and materials that are available to
educate California's population of the dangers of fire and other potential
To assist in the promulgation of a public education program that will enable
the general population to understand, prevent, and endure disasters
To assist all disciplines of the fire service by disseminating information
that incorporates current trends in fire protection technology and building
Committee Chair or designee must attend the CSFA conference.