Defensible Space Inspections and Info

Defensible Space Inspections, Info on AB38 and the City of Laguna Beach Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (VHFHSZ)


Defensible Space & AB 38 Forum

Orange County Association of REALTORS® (OCAR) in association with Laguna Board of REALTORS® (LBOR) and Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® (NBAOR) hosted a forum on Assembly Bill (AB) 38 and the implementation of defensible space inspections across the County. Principal participants were Kevin Bass, (Fire Marshal with Newport Beach Fire Department), Jennifer Bower (Deputy Fire Marshal with Orange County Fire Authority) & our own Fire Marshal for the Laguna Beach Fire Department, James Brown.

 Take some time to watch this valuable presentation here.


Resources & Contact Info


Laguna Beach Fire Department


City of Laguna Beach Very High Fire Hazard Zone Map

Laguna Beach Defensible Space Inspection

Contact Information for Scheduling Inspections or Questions

Justin Day, Fire Safety Inspector

(949) 497-0726

James Brown, Fire Marshall 

(949) 497-0352


Additional Resources

Orange County Fire Authority


Overview of Fire Jurisdictions in Orange County


Ready, Set, Go! Information on Home Assessments, Wildfire Hazards Maps and Other Resources

Safety Programs

Vegetation Management & Defensible Space

Pre-Fire Management

Contact Information for Scheduling OCFA Inspections or Questions or (714) 573-6774

Newport Beach Fire Department

Wildland-Urban Interface: Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones and Vegetation Management


Defensible Space and Home Hardening

Contact Information for Scheduling NBFA Inspections or Questions

(949) 644-3106 or (949) 644-3108 or

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