Welcome to the Fire & Life Safety Division of the Roseville Fire Department. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our citizens through life safety education, pre-fire inspections, and fire prevention practices. The division is comprised of highly trained and certified professionals who work towards improving the level of safety in our community.
The division administers several programs including:
The adoption and enforcement of the California Fire Code
Building plan review and inspection services
Administration of the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)
Fire cause and origin investigations
Additionally, the division is the focal point of the department’s efforts to educate the public in a variety of ways to improve their level of safety at home and at work.
Whether it is conducting an annual fire safety inspection, completing an underground storage tank inspection, or approving building plans our staff is dedicated to preventing hazardous situations and fire within our community. We constantly strive to provide the highest level of customer service to our citizens. Thank you for visiting our website and we welcome the opportunity to serve you.
Division Chief Fire Marshal, Jason Rizzi Fire Marshal Jason Rizzi began his fire service career in 1999 and has served with the Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services and the West Sacramento Fire Department before joining the Roseville Fire Department in 2011. In 2013 Chief Rizzi retired from the United States Coast Guard Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer with 22 years of service. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science and several International Code Council certifications.
Fire Inspection Supervisor, Patrick Chew Patrick Chew is a Supervising Fire Inspector for the Fire and Life Safety Division coordinating the Fire Department’s role in community development and overseeing plan review activities. Patrick is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering. Patrick has also completed a Fire Protection Engineering Certification from UCLA and holds the following International Code Council Certifications: Fire Inspector I, II and Building Plans Examiner.
Fire Inspection Supervisor, Robert Arnett Rob Arnett is the Supervising Fire Inspector for the Fire and Life Safety Division and coordinates field operations. Rob has attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Safety Administration, International Code Council Fire Inspector Certificate and Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Protection Specialist and Plans Examiner Certifications through the California State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Hazardous Materials Inspector, Steve Anderson Steve serves as coordinator of hazardous materials regulatory programs in the fire department. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health at San Jose State University, he performed regulatory/inspection work in bay area county health departments, and then in the Union City Fire Department prior to coming to Roseville in 1989. Steve is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, a Hazardous Materials Specialist/Technician and is state certified to perform inspections of above and underground tank systems.
Fire Inspector II, Jeff Ingolia Jeff has worked in Fire Prevention for Roseville Fire since 2003 having served in the same capacity for the Sacramento Fire Department beginning the spring of 2000. For six years prior to that, Jeff was a volunteer Fire Fighter/Engineer for the Dry Creek Fire Department. Jeff has an AA degree in Fire Technology and a BA in Public Safety Administration. He also holds an Underground Storage Tank certification from the ICC and serves as a Fire Inspector II and a Lead Fire Investigator.
Fire & Environmental Safety Inspector II, Matthew Walling Matthew attended California State University, Sacramento where he obtained a B.S. in Health Science with a concentration in Occupational Health and Safety. He currently possesses the following International Code Council certificates: Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II and California UST Inspector. Matthew also coordinates the departments False Alarm Program in an effort to reduce costs and minimize risk.
Fire & Environmental Safety Inspector II, Emily Richter Emily received her B.S in Environmental and Occupation Health at the University of Washington. She holds a Fire Inspector I and California Underground Storage Tank certificate through the International Code Council and is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist through the National Environmental Health Association. Emily is actively involved in the Youth Firesetter Program through the Firefighter Burn Institute.